2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 23, 2018  
2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (B.A.)

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 in their psychology courses. 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 must complete a minimum of 13 courses (39 credits), more than half of which, 21 credit hours, must have been taken at Salve Regina. A 2.0 (C) overall cumulative GPA in all Psychology courses is also required.

All majors must take the following required courses:

One of the following courses:

One of the following courses:

One of the following courses:


Psychology majors are encouraged to take courses in biology such as BIO110  (Human Biology) combined with one other three-credit BIO course, or one four-credit course from the following options: the BIO111 -BIO112  (General Biology) sequence or BIO205 -BIO206  (Human Anatomy), to fulfill their core curriculum science component as preparation for the PSY 350  psychology requirement.