Psychology 3 Year Degree
Course Sequence

Please note that this course sequence is an example only. Each student’s program is individualized based on numerous factors including AP, IB or dual enrollment credits earned during high school. Accelerated degree students work closely with two academic advisors to produce a program of study that fits their needs and interests. About 3 Year degrees.

The First Year

Fall Semester (20 credits)

  • PY 111 Introduction to Psychology
  • First Year Seminar
  • Global Connections
  • EN 101 Thought and Expression I
  • Elective

Spring Semester (20 credits)

  • University Seminar
  • Psychology elective
  • Writing
  • Modern Language
  • Cultural Legacies

Summer (8 credits)

  • Service Learning Experience (ex: any volunteer experience that involves people; many domestic and international volunteer opportunities can be found at www.idealist.org)

The Second Year

Fall Semester (20 credits)

  • PY 221 Psychology as a Natural Science: Learning and Cognition
  • PY/MA 141 Elementary Statistics
  • University Seminar
  • Writing
  • Natural and Physical World

Spring Semester (20 credits)

  • PY 222 Psychology as a Natural Science: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PY 142 Research Methods
  • Psychology elective
  • Global Connections
  • Creative Expressions

Summer (8 credits)

  • Internship (ex: research assistant in a psychology research laboratory, supervised internship at residential treatment center, psychiatric hospital, school for pregnant teens, etc.)

The Third Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)

  • PY 331 Psychology as a Social Science: Social Psychology
  • PY 490 Senior Course
  • Visual Literacy
  • Cultural Legacies

Spring Semester (16 credits)

  • PY 332 Psychology as a Social Science: Personality Psychology
  • PY 491 Senior Course
  • Elective
  • Elective
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