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Psychology Major

Psychology Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. The B.S. degree requires 24 credit hours of science-related course work from mathematics, life sciences, physical sciences, computer sciences or psychology courses. The B.A. degree requires six additional credit hours of foreign language, foreign culture or global studies courses. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track their degree progress. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
MATH 112: College Algebra
or
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
3 or 4
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology 3
GE Physical Science 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
GE Biological Science 3
GE History 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
Developmental Domain:
PSYCH 199: Lifespan Development
or
PSYCH 200: Child Development
or
PSYCH 201: Adolescent Development
or
PSYCH 224: Adulthood and Aging
3
GE Arts and Humanities 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
PSYCH Elective (100 or 200 Level) 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
PSYCH 300: Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
Social Domain:
PSYCH 206: Social Psychology
or
PSYCH 232: Personality Theories
or
PSYCH 328: Psychology and Gender
3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
PSYCH Elective (300 Level) 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
Biological Domain:
PSYCH 311: Physiological Psychology

or
PSYCH 319: Hormones and Behavior
or
PSYCH 341: Health Psychology
or
PSYCH 354
3
PSYCH 301: Research Methods 4
PSYCH Elective (300 Level) 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
Cognitive Domain:
PSYCH 312: Perception

or
PSYCH 313: Learning and Memory
or
PSYCH 314
or
PSYCH 315: Cognitive Psychology
3
PSYCH Elective (300 Level) 3
GE History or other social science 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
GE Global Studies 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
Capstone:
PSYCH 317: History of Psychology

or
PSYCH 326: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
or
PSYCH 390: Research Seminar
3
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 1

Psychology Minor

Students must complete 15 credit hours beyond PSYCH 101. At least three of the five courses must be at the 300 level and at least three of the five must be taken at Saint Xavier University. Students should consult the academic catalog for course options.