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Psychology (B.S.)


The BS in Psychology at RSC offers students the opportunity to learn about the science of human behavior and the inner processes of thoughts and emotions. Each student develops a program oriented to the world of work as well as to entry into graduate study. Psychology majors investigate the factors influencing the behavior and adjustment of people in a complex and changing world, with recognition of the embeddedness of human interaction in a larger socio-cultural context. The program encourages students to explore and understand themselves, as well as others, so as to be informed and responsible citizens.

Degree Requirements


Psychology core requirements: 21-22 Credits


Capstone : 3-6 Credits


 * Note that most students will complete one semester of PSY-403; however, select students may be invited by a faculty member to complete the two-semester Honors Project sequence, PSY-410 and PSY-411.

Total credits in major: 39-43


General Education Requirements Not Fulfilled by Major and Support Courses


 

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 21 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Elective : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (from discipline other than PSY) : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 45-49 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Suggested Course Sequence for BS in Psychology


The following is a general schedule for the Psychology major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Psychology Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • PSY 207 (4 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • PSY 208 (4 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 15 credits

  • Psychology Major Requirement/Basic Aspects (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (6 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15 credits

  • PSY 308 (3 credits)
  • Psychology Major Requirement/Basic Aspects (3 credits)
  • Psychology Major Requirement/Specialized Inquiries (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 15 credits

  • PSY 409 (3 credits)
  • Psychology Major Requirement/Basic Aspects (3 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 16 credits

  • Psychology Major Requirement/Specialized Inquiries (3 credits)
  • PSY 233 (4 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 16 credits

  • PSY 409 (3 credits)
  • PSY 275 (1 credit)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 13 credits

  • PSY 403 (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
  • Electives (7 credits)