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2017-2018 University Bulletin

Psychology, B.A.


Return to: Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

NY State Program Code: 04162
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 41
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

To earn the B.A. in Psychology, students must successfully complete the following requirements (details are given below):

  1. General Education distribution and learning goal classes;
  2. A Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio (by the end of sophomore year or 60 credits; transfer students advised individually);
  3. 41 credits in psychology, as follows:
    a.  20 credits of required core classes;
    b.  12 credits of classes in different domains of psychology;
    c.  6 credits of advanced topics seminars;
    d.  3 credits of a capstone/Senior Experience Applied class.
  4. 120 credits total.

1. General Education Requirements


All students must meet the University’s General Education distribution and learning goal requirements, as described here.   

2. Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio (CAP)


The Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio (CAP), a requirement for students wishing to continue in the major, is a cumulative record of a student’s work in psychology, based on 6 required courses taken during their first four semesters or 60 credits (transfer students will be advised individually on portfolio requirements). In the semester in which the Psychology CAP will be completed (usually their fourth semester), or the semester immediately following, students register for the CAP course (PIA 399 ). Students’ CAP will be reviewed by their advisors and those students who are not achieving an adequate level of competency will be offered remediation while enrolled in the CAP course.

The 6 required courses taken for CAP include the following three courses (which are also required core classes for the major, see 3.a. below):

and one course from each of the three domains of psychology:


Biological & Cognitive Sciences (select one)


Social & Personality Psychology (select one)


Developmental Psychology (required)


3. Course Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology


(41 credits total)

3.b. Domains in Psychology Classes


(12 credits)
At least one course from each of the following three areas:

Biological and Cognitive Sciences


(Must choose 1 course)

Social & Personality Psychology


(must choose 1 course)

Clinical and Applied


(Must choose 1 course)

and


at least one course from the following:

Semester Sequence


Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 41
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

 
Requirements
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
PIA (0501) 101 General Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 103 Writing in Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 115 Developmental Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 137 Psychological Statistics 4              
PIA (0501) 240 History of Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 245 Psychological Research 4              
PIA (0501) 399 Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio 0              
Domains in Psychology Courses (see list 3b) 12        
Advanced Topic Seminars (see list 3c) 6            
Capstone/Senior Experience Applied Course (see list 3d) 3              

Independent Study


See section entitled Additional Information for all Derner students.

The Psychology Internship Program


See section entitled Additional Information for Derner undergraduate students.

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