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PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (120 Credits)

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course used to satisfy Major Requirements, Cognate Requirements, and Minor Requirements.

I. CORE CURRICULUM (34-41 Credits) .................................................... 34-41

(For Additional Information on Core Curriculum Click here to view the Undergraduate Catalog see page 111)

II. FRESHMAN GRADUATION REQUIREMENT (0-3 Credits)

UNIV 110 The First-Year Experience ........................................................... 0-3

UNIV 110 is required for all new entering freshmen and for new transfer students with fewer than 12 transfer credit hours unless the transfer student has satisfactorily completed a college transition course.

III. FOUNDATION COURSES (33-41 Credits)*

PSYC 101* General Psychology .......................................................................3

PSYC 202* Introduction to Scientific Communication: Psychological

Perspectives.......................................................................................3

PSYC 225/225L* Psychological Statistics/Laboratory (or equivalent)......... 3-4

PSYC 226/226L Research Methods in Psychology/Laboratory ........................4

CSCI* (any computer science course) ...............................................................3

Choose three laboratory science courses* (excluding BIOL 101/101L The Science of Life-Biology for Non-Science Majors/Lab) ................. 8-12

Choose three Mathematics/Statistics courses* (can include PSYC 480/480L** Intermediate Statistics/Laboratory, excludes PSYC 225/225L Psychological Statistics/Laboratory, MATH 139 Basic Concepts of Contemporary Mathematics, MATH 201 Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors I, and MATH 202 Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors II) (9-12 Credits) ......................................................................... 9-12

*Credits for courses taken as part of the Core Curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

**PSYC 480/480L Intermediate Statistics/Laboratory may not be used for both foundation AND major requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must earn grades of C or better in PSYC 101, PSYC 202, PSYC 225/225L (or approved substitute statistics class), and PSYC 226/226L because these courses are required for the major.

IV. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (29 Credits)

PSYC 484 History and Systems of Psychology ................................................3

PSYC 497/497L Applied Research in Psychology/Laboratory .........................4

Choose one from the following: (3 Credits) ......................................................3

PSYC 400 Human Learning, PSYC 401 Cognitive Processes, or PSYC 407 Principles of Learning

Choose one from the following: (3 Credits) ......................................................3

PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology, PSYC 411 Abnormal Behavior in Children, PSYC 428 School Psychology and Exceptional Children, or PSYC 440 Theories of Personality

Choose one from the following: (3 Credits) ......................................................3

PSYC 302 Developmental Psychology, PSYC 420 Child Psychology, PSYC 421 Psychology of Adolescence, PSYC 423 Psychology of Aging, or PSYC 425 Gerontology

Choose one from the following: (3 Credits) ......................................................3

PSYC 415 Human Neuropsychology, PSYC 450 Sensation and Perception, or PSYC 460 Physiological Psychology

Choose one from the following: (4 Credits) ......................................................4

PSYC 480/480L Intermediate Statistics/Laboratory or PSYC 483/483L Principles of Psychological Testing

Choose two 300/400 level elective courses chosen from PSYC courses not already selected (these courses may not include PSYC 399 Independent Study, PSYC 490 Internship, PSYC 495 Gerontology Internship, or PSYC 498/499 Individual Research) (6 Credits) ....................................6

V. COGNATE REQUIREMENT (12 Credits).....................................................12

Psychology majors will select an interdisciplinary cognate of upper level courses with the approval of their faculty adviser. A grade of C or better is required in each course to be applied toward the cognate. A minor will fulfill this requirement.

VI. ELECTIVES (0-15 Credits) ......................................................................... 0-15

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED .........................................................................120


Contact Us

Brittain Hall 231
843-349-2275

Amy Haggard
Administrative Specialist
alhaggar@coastal.edu

Susan Webb
Department Chair and
Professor of Sociology
sewebb@coastal.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology and Sociology

Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528

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