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Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Program

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Recommended Course Sequence Years 2014-15 and Forward

If you are a Major from a Previous Catalog (Years 2013-14  and earlier) click here

The following are suggested sequences of courses for students in the new (reference #760) Psychology majors who wish to graduate in four years. The sequences do not take into account individual differences among students in successfully completing courses or course availability. MATH 183 is recommended or other Math course (excluding  MATH 109) or ACT score that
satisfies the mathematics General Education requirement.

General Major

The general major requires a minor. Students may minor in any subject listed in the WKU Catalog or Schedule Bulletin as a university minor.

FIRST YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
Sugg.

ENG 100  or ACT >28 (Foundations WC)

3
fall
History 101 or 102 (Foundations SB)
3
 

World Language 101 or 102 (unless Language Proficiency in high school and then Elective)

3
 

Psy or Psys 100 (Explorations SB) Need C or better.

3
 

Explorations NS (Natural/Physical Sciences (no lab)

3
 
 
 
Sugg.

COM 145 (Foundations OC)

3
spring

MATH 183 (Foundations QR)

3
 

World Language 102 or elective

3
 

Explorations AH (Arts & Humanities)

3
 

Explorations
NS (Natural/Physical Sciences with lab; choose from a different discipline from
your first Explorations NS course).

 4
 
YEAR TOTAL 
31
 
 
 
SECOND YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
Sugg.

ENG 200 (Foundations AH)

3
fall

Connections (Systems)

3
 

Psy or Psys 210 Research Methods. Need C or better.

3
 

Psy or Psys 211 Lab. Need C or better.

1
 
2nd Major, Minor & Elective Courses
3
 
 
 
Sugg.

PSY 301

3
spring

PSY Requirement or Elec.

3
 

Course in Minor

3
 

General Ed. Courses

6
 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL
31
 
 
 
THIRD YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
Sugg.
ENG 300 (WC)
3
fall

Connections (Local to Global; choose from a different discipline from
your first Connections course).

3
 

Psy category course

3
 

Psy elective (numbered 300 or above, not 175 or 310)

3
 

2nd Major, Minor & Elective Courses

3
 
 
 
Sugg.

Connections (Social & Cultural; choose from a different discipline
from your first 2 Connections courses).

3
spring

Psy category course

3
 

Psy elective (numbered 300 or above, not 175 or 310)

3
 

2nd Major, Minor & Elective Courses

 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
 
 
 
FOURTH YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
Sugg.

Psy 481 History of Psychology

3
fall

Psy category course

3
 

2nd Major, Minor & Elective Courses

9
 
 
 
Sugg.

2nd Major, Minor & Elective Courses

15
spring
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
     
  Total Credit Hours 120
Also see: Four-year degree path for General Major (pdf)
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