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Psychology Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS) Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

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College of Liberal Arts | School of Psychological Sciences


Also available at OSU-Cascades and via Ecampus.




Major Requirements (65)


Core (29)

BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4)
   or BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4)
PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
PSY 301. Research Methods in Psychology (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Survey (16)

Select four courses from below:
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
   or PSY 340. Cognition (4)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
   or PSY 360. Social Psychology (4)
PSY 370. Personality (4)
   or PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
Plus any one additional course from above.

Advanced and Variable Courses (16)

Select four courses from below (includes variable credit courses):
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 433. Psychopharmacology (4)
PSY 437. Motivation (4)
PSY 442. Perception (4)
PSY 444. Learning and Memory (4)
PSY 448. Consciousness (4)
PSY 454. Cognitive Development (4)
PSY 456. Social Development (4)
PSY 458. Language Acquisition (4)
PSY 463. Judgment and Decision Making (4) [Pending approval]
PSY 464. Social Cognition (4)
PSY 465. Women, Weight, and Body Image (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies (4)
PSY 468. The Psychology of Close Relationships (4) Ecampus only.
PSY 482. Psychotherapy (4)
PSY 483. Developmental Psychopathology (4)
PSY 485. Behavior Modification (4)
PSY 492. Conservation Psychology (4)
PSY 493 Positive Psychology (4)
PSY 494. Engineering Psychology (4)
PSY 495. Psychology of Meditation (4)
PSY 496. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (4)
PSY 497. Evolutionary Psychology (4) [Pending approval]
PSY 498. Health Psychology (4)
PSY 499. Special Topics (4)

Variable Credit Courses (*maximum 4 credits):
PSY 401. Research (1–16)
PSY 402. Independent Study (1–16)
PSY 403. Thesis (1–16)
PSY 405. Reading and Conference (1–16)
PSY 406. Projects (1–16)
PSY 407. Seminar (1–16)
PSY 408. Workshop (1–16)
PSY 410. Field Experience in Human Services (1–16)

Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Select one from below (4)
PSY 434. ^Brain and Behavior Methods (4)
PSY 440. ^Cognition Research (4)
PSY 460. ^Advanced Social Research Methods (4)
PSY 470. ^Psychometrics and Psychological Testing (4)
PSY 480. ^Clinical Research Methods (4)

Footnotes:

1. Students must receive a grade of C– or better in any course applied toward the major. Such courses cannot be taken with S/U grading.
2. A maximum of 4 credits of individualized course work (PSY 401–PSY 410) can be applied to the major.
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Courses (WIC)

Sample Four-Year Plan: Psychology BA


Year 1


Fall Term (16 Credits)

PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
BC. Social Processes and Institutions (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
PAC (1)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Language 111 (4)

Winter Term (14 Credits)

PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
BI 102. *General Biology (4)
BC. COMM 111/114/218 (3)
Language 112 (4)

Spring Term (15-16 Credits)

BI 103. *General Biology (4)
BC. Difference, Power & Discrimination (3–4)
LAC. Humanities (3–4)
Language 113 (4)

Year 2


Fall Term (16 Credits)

ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
BC. Cultural Diversity (3)
LAC. Fine Arts (3)
Language 211 (4)

Winter Term (15–16 Credits)

ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods (4)
BC. Western Culture (3)
PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
Language 212 (4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15–16 Credits)

ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods(4)
PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
LAC. One Additional Core Class (3–4)
Language 213 (4)

Year 3


Fall Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
PSY 301. Research Methods (4)
Computer Science (4)
BC. Literature & the Arts (3–4)
Optional PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Winter Term (15-16 Credits)

PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
BC. Physical Lab Science (4)
LAC. Non-Western Culture (3)
BC. Contemporary Global Issues (3)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15-16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
BC. Science, Technology, & Society (3)
Upper-Division Elective (4)
College of Science Course for BS (3)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Year 4


Fall Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
PSY Writing Intensive Course (4)
Upper-Division Elective (3–4)
LAC. Social Science (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Winter Term(15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
Upper-Division Elective (4)
Elective (3–4)
Elective (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15-16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
Upper-Division Elective (3–4)
Electives X2 (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Total=180


Sample Four-Year Plan: Psychology BS


Year 1


Fall Term (15 Credits)

PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
BC. Social Processes and Institutions (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
PAC (1)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective Credits (3)

Winter Term (14 Credits)

PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
BI 102. *General Biology (4)
BC. COMM 111/114/218 (3)
BC. Literature & the Arts (4)

Spring Term (16 Credits)

BI 103. *General Biology (4)
BC. Difference, Power & Discrimination (3)
LAC. Humanities (3)
Elective Credits (3)
Elective Credits (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (16 Credits)

ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
BC. Cultural Diversity (3)
LAC. Fine Arts (3)
Elective Credits (3)

Winter Term (15–16 Credits)

ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
BC. Western Culture (3)
PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
LAC. Social Science (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15–16 Credits)

ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods(4)
PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
LAC. One Additional Core Class (3–4)
Elective Credits (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
PSY 301. Research Methods (4)
Computer Science (4)
Elective Credits (3–4)
Optional PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Winter Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 300-Level Survey Course (4)
BC. Physical Lab Science (4)
LAC. Non-Western Culture (3)
BC. Contemporary Global Issues (3)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
BC. Science, Technology, & Society (3)
Upper-Division Elective (4)
College of Science Course for BS (3)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Year 4


Fall Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
PSY Writing Intensive Course (4)
Upper-Division Elective (3–4)
Elective (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Winter Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
Upper-Division Elective (4)
Elective (3–4)
Elective (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Spring Term (15–16 Credits)

PSY 400-Level Advanced Elective (4)
Upper-Division Elective (3–4)
Electives X2 (3–4)
PAC (1)
  or PSY 401. Research (1)

Total=180


Footnotes:

BC=Baccalaureate Core
LAC=Liberal Arts Core 


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Major Code: 965

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