Psychology - B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L), any other Lab Science course.

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H 

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H 

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Area VI

(BIOL 1103, BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L) (if not taken in Area I, II, III)
(BIOL 1104, BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L)  
PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H (if not taken in Area V)
MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H (if not taken in Area I, II, III)

Choose one 1000/2000-level physical science course from the following:

ASTR 1010CHEM 2412
ASTR 1110GEOG 1111 
ASTR 1110HGEOG 1112
ASTR 1020GEOG 1113
ASTR 1120GEOG 1125
ASTR 1120HGEOG 2110H 
ASTR 1420GEOG 2120H 
ASTR 1540GEOL 1121H
ASTR 1660GEOL 1122
ASTR 1870GEOL 1122H
CHEM 1110GEOL 1250-1250L
CHEM 1210GEOL 1260-1260L
CHEM 1211GEOL 2350H
CHEM 1311HGEOL 2360H 
CHEM 1212HONS(BIOL)(CHEM)(GEOL)(PHYS) 2070H
CHEM 1312HMARS 1010-1010L
CHEM 1411MARS 1011
CHEM 1412MARS 1015H-1015L 
CHEM 2100MARS 1030
CHEM 2211PHYS 1010
CHEM 2212PHYS 1111-1111L
CHEM 2300PHYS 1112-1112L
CHEM 2311HPHYS 1211-1211L
CHEM 2312HPHYS 1212-1212L 
CHEM 2411PHYS 1311-1311L


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 

Note: Students may be able to use ASTR, CHEM, GEOL, and PHYS transfer courses (1TXX and 1GXX level or above) to satisfy Area VI requirements. However, Psychology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.
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Entrance Requirements
Students must complete PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H , STAT 2000  or STAT 2100H, and ((BIOL 1103BIOL 1103L), (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107HBIOL 2107H))  before taking PSYC 3980. Students must have a GPA in the above 3 courses of a 2.5, with no grade in any of the 3 courses being below a "C" (2.0).
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (19 hours)

Complete sixteen from the following: (16 hours)
PSYC 3980
PSYC 3990
Choose one course from Group A:
PSYC 4100
PSYC 4110
PSYC 4120
PSYC 4130
PSYC 4140
PSYC 4150
Choose one course from Group B:
PSYC 4200
PSYC 4210
PSYC 4220
PSYC 4230
PSYC 4240 [may not receive credit for both PSYC 4240 and PSYC 3230 (Abnormal)]

One additional core major course from Group A or B

Advanced Lab or Seminar: (3 hours)
Choose one course from the following:
PSYC 4300
PSYC 4330 
PSYC 5000-level seminar course 

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Major Electives (10-11 hours)

Select one course from the following:
(3 hours) 
Any PSYC 3000-level or higher course of at least 3 creditsPSYC 4230
AFAM(PSYC) 4500/6500PSYC 4240
PSYC 3100PSYC(WMST) 4600/6600
PSYC 3230PSYC(GRNT) 4700/6700
PSYC 3260PSYC 4800
PSYC 3300PSYC 4850
PSYC 3810PSYC 4910
PSYC 4100PSYC 4920
PSYC 4110PSYC 4930/6930
PSYC 4120PSYC 5100
PSYC 4130PSYC 5750/7750
PSYC 4200PSYC 5770/7770
PSYC 4210PSYC 5850
PSYC 4220


Major-Related Electives: (7-8 hours) 
Choose one four-hour physical science course with a laboratory from the following: (4 hours) 
(These courses are in addition to those used to fulfill Area I-IV requirements and General Electives):
ASTR
CHEM
GEOG
GEOL
PHYS
CHEM 1210 

Note: Students may be able to use ASTR, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, and SCIE transfer courses (1TXX and 1GXX level or above) to satisfy Area VI requirements. However, Psychology requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements.

Choose one course from the following: (3-4 hours) 
(These courses are in addition to those used to fulfill Area I-IV requirements and General Electives):
CSCI 1100-1100L
CSCI 1210
CSCI 1301-1301L
MATH 1060
MATH 1113
MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H
MATH 1TXX (3-4 credits) 
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General Electives (30-31 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper Division (17 hours) 
Any level (13-14 hours)

Neuroscience Area of Emphasis

Methods (7 hours)
PSYC 3980
PSYC 3990

Group A - Biological Psychology Courses (9 hours)
Choose three courses from the following OR two courses from the following and one area of emphasis-related elective from the list below:
PSYC 4100
PSYC 4120
PSYC 4130
PSYC 4140
PSYC 4150

Group B - Social, Developmental and Applied Courses (3 hours)
Choose one course from the following:
PSYC 4200
PSYC 4210
PSYC 4220
PSYC 4230
PSYC 4240

Advanced Laboratory or Seminar (3 hours)
Choose one course from the following (selections subject to departmental approval):
PSYC 4300
PSYC 4330
PSYC 5850
PSYC (5000-level or higher)

Area of Emphasis-Related Electives
Choose two courses from the following list. (Note that these courses can also be used to fill the 9-hour biological sciences general elective requirement.):
BCMB 3100  
BCMB(GENE) 3433
BCMB 4120/6120
BCMB 4130
BIOL 3110L
BIOL(WILD) 3700
BIOL 4960
CBIO 3000-3000L
CBIO 3400 
CBIO 3600
CBIO 3710
CBIO 3800 
CBIO 3800L 
CBIO 4200
CBIO 4340/6340
CBIO 4730/6730
FDNS 3000
GENE 3000-3000D 
GENE 3200-3200D  
GENE 4050
GRNT 4010/6010
PSYC 3810
PSYC 4100
PSYC 4120
PSYC 4130
PSYC 4140
PSYC 4150 
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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