2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology (B.A.)


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Matriculated students who begin their studies at Salve Regina as freshmen and wish to declare a major in this subject must earn (or be in the process of earning) a “C” (2.0), or better, in a Psychology course at the time they declare. Students, including students in PSY100  as a first course, may declare their major at the time set aside at midterm for registering for the next semester. Furthermore, to be consistent with University requirements, students must possess an overall GPA in their other University courses of a “C” (2.0) as well. Students who transfer in psychology credits and wish to declare Psychology as a major must take at least half of their courses in Psychology at Salve Regina and fulfill the same GPA requirements for students entering as freshmen, as described above. Students transferring in more than two Psychology courses will need to consult with the department before selecting their Psychology classes. Students will have their progress monitored regularly by the department as they advance through their courses. Satisfactory progress is defined as maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum psychology GPA of 2.0 or better.  In addition, students are expected to conduct themselves at all times, both on campus and off, in a manner that will not reflect unfavorably on either the University or the department.

Requirements for the Psychology Major or Minor


Students considering the Psychology major or minor should contact the department early in their University career to discuss their long-term goals, suggested sequences for courses, and the departmental requirements, as it is a great advantage to complete certain required courses such as PSY 100  in their freshman year and PSY 325  and PSY 326   in their sophomore year (see below). Failure to get started early may jeopardize a student’s ability to complete the major within the traditional four-year undergraduate career.

Major Requirements


Psychology majors complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 30-35 elective credits, and 39 credits (13 courses) in their major. Psychology majors must complete a minimum of 21 credits of their major courses at Salve Regina.  

All majors must take the following required courses:


One of the following courses:


One of the following courses:


One of the following courses:


Note:


Psychology majors interested in minoring in either Biology or Neuroscience are encouraged to take courses in Biology such as the BIO 111 -BIO 112   (General Biology) sequence or BIO 105 -BIO 106  (Human Anatomy), to fulfill their core curriculum science component. Other students may consider 2 of the following three credit courses BIO 110   Human Biology and Physiology, BIO 140   (Humans and their Environment) or BIO 190   (Nutrition) to fulfill their core curriculum science component.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Psychology (B.A.)

 

Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
PSY100: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
PSY Elective (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
PSY250: Social Psychology (3 credits) or
PSY290: Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
 
X
Core Course (BIO 110, BIO 140, or BIO 190 Recommended) (3 credits)
 
X
Workshop (1 credit)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Foreign Language I (3 credits)
X
 
PSY325: Statistics and Research Methods I (3 credits)
X
 
PSY220: Child Development (3 credits) or
PSY230: Adolescent & Adult Psychology (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course or Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Workshop (1 credit)
X
X
Foreign Language II (3 credits)
 
X
PSY326: Statistics and Research Methods II (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
PSY350: Biological Psychology (3 credits)
X
 
PSY210: Applied Behavior Analysis: I (3 credits) or
PSY320: Psy of Learning & Behavior (3 credits)
X
X
PSY Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Workshop (1 credit)
X
X
PSY310: Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
PSY430: History and Systems of Psychology Capstone (Fall or Spring) (3 credits) or PSY Elective (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
PSY Requirement or Elective (3 credits)
X
X
PSY Independent Research or Field Work (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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