Psychology (B.S.)

The BS in Psychology 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.

Core Requirements

  • Complete all of the following:
    • PSY 202 Human Development may be substituted for PSY 208
    • PSY 410/PSY 411 (honors) may be completed for PSY 403 requirement
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
25

Cognitive Requirement

  • Complete one of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Clinical Requirement

  • Complete one of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Social Requirement

  • Complete one of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Well-Being Requirement

  • Complete one of the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Psychology Electives

  • Complete two PSY courses from the following:
    • Students may also select courses at the 300- level or higher and/or listed above as electives.
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework
Total credits:
43

Course Sequencing

Course Sequencing

Suggested Course Sequence

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

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 1 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16-17

Year 2 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Year 2 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Elective  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 3 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 3 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Psychology Major Requirement  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 4 — Fall

  • PSY 410 — For students completing Honors Project
Item #
Title
Credits
Elective  +
3
Elective  +
3
Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 4 — Spring

  • PSY 411 — For students completing Honors Project
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's