Psychology (B.S.)

The BS in Psychology at Russell Sage College 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 embedded-ness 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. [43 credits]

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
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Credits
Sub-Total Credits
25

Cognitive Requirement

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

Clinical Requirement

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

Social Requirement

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

Well-Being Requirement

  • Complete one of the following:
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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.
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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

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 faculty advisor.

Year 1 - Fall
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
RSC 101 Thriving at Sage
WRT 101 Writing in Community
General Education Course
General Elective

Year 1 - Spring
WRT 201 Researching in Community
PSY 207 Statistics with Computer Applications
PSY 208 Developmental Science
General Education Course
General Elective

Year 2 - Fall
PSY 233 Research Methods & Design
PSY 275 Proseminar: Personal Pathways (1 cr.)
Psychology Major Requirement
RSC 201 Exploring Intercultural Perspectives
General Education Course

Year 2 - Spring
PSY 316 Biopsychology
Psychology Major Requirement
General Education Course
General Elective
General Elective

Year 3 - Fall
Psychology Major Requirement
Psychology Major Requirement
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

Year 3 - Spring
Psychology Major Requirement
Psychology Major Requirement
RSC 301 Innovating to Impact
General Elective
General Elective

Year 4 - Fall
PSY 403 Seminar (or PSY 410 for students completing Honors Project part I)
Psychology Major Requirement
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

Year 4 - Spring
PSY 409 History and Systems of Psychology
(PSY 411 For students completing Honors Project part II)
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

 

Total credits:
43

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor's