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Psychology (B.A.) 2013-2014 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Psychology/index.asp
(239) 590-7196
Program Admission Requirements
  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101 (3)
      2. ENC 1102 (3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023 (3)
      2. STA 2122 (3) recommended
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510 (3)
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. PSY 2012 (3) recommended
      2. DEP 2004 (3) or SOP 2770 (3) recommended
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. BSC 1xxx or 2xxx (3) recommended

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites (12 hrs)

    1. BSC xxxx Any general biology (3) (GEP)
    2. PSY 2012 General Psychology (3) (GEP)
    3. PSY xxxx Any other lower level Psychology course within the Psychology inventory with prefix of CLP, DEP, EXP, INP, PPE, PSB, PSY, or SOP.
    4. STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) (GEP)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (22 hrs)

    • CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    • DEP 4054 Developmental Psychology (3)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • PSB 4002 Physiological Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3017 Experimental Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3213L Research Methods Laboratory (1)
    • PSY 4990 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (18 hrs)

    1. Select 3 hours from the following:
      • STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3) (GEP)
      • PSY 3205 Survey of Analytical Techniques (3)

    2. Select 3 hours from the following:
      • EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
      • EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)

    3. Select 3 hours from the following:
      • INP 4004 Intro to Industrial/Org Psychology (3)
      • SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)

    4. Select 9 hours from the following:
      • CLP 4302 Intro to Clinical Psychology (3)
      • CLP 4314 Health Psychology (3)
      • CLP 4414 Behavior Modification (3)
      • CLP 4433 Psy Tests & Measurements (3)
      • DEP 4104 Advanced Child Psychology (3)
      • DEP 4163 Cognitive Development (3)
      • DEP 4404 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging (3)
      • EXP 3202 Sensation and Perception (3)
      • EXP 3640 Psychology of Language (3)
      • EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)*
      • EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)*
      • INP 4004 Intro to Industrial/Org Psychology (3)*
      • PPE 4003 Psychology of Personality (3)
      • PSB 4434 Neurochem, Pharmacol, & Behavior (3)
      • PSY 3205 Survey of Analytical Tech (3)*
      • PSY 4604 History and Systems in Psychology (3)
      • PSY 4913 Directed Study (3)
      • PSY 4930 Special Topics (3)
      • PSY 4940 Internship in Psych (3)
      • SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)*
      • SOP 4714C Environmental Psychology (3)
      • SOP 4751 Psychology & Law (3)
      • SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)

    *Courses used to fulfill the elective requirements of 4A, 4B or 4C may not be reused to fulfill 4D.


  5. University Requirements (3 hrs)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of the Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or better:

  • BSC XXXX: may substitute BSC X0XX (3) or BSC X20X (3) or ZOO X010 (3)
  • PSY 2012: may subsitute PSY X012 (3)
  • PSY XXXX: may substitute PSY XXXX* (3)
  • STA 2023: may substitute STA XXXX (3)

    *Or any other lower level Psychology class within the Psychology Inventory (i.e., CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, and PSB prefixes).

For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

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