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Psychology (B.A.) 2022-2023 Catalog Year
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Concentrations
  • Neuroscience and Cognition Concentration

The B.A. in Psychology focuses on a variety of content areas, including social, developmental, cognitive, clinical, quantitative, and biological basis of behavior.  Students can also receive training in conducting independent research and have the opportunity to participate in applied community practice. The B.A. in psychology prepares students for a variety of outcomes such as work in mental health and applied areas of psychology, graduate school in applied areas of psychology, graduate school in research focused psychology programs, and other areas of employment and graduate studies.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/servicelearning/).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC X0XX (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX0XX or BSCX20X or ZOOX010

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012

    FGCU Course: DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3) or SOP 2770 Intro to Human Sexuality (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYXXXX or any other lower level Psychology class within the Psychology Inventory (i.e., CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, and PSB prefixes).

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAXXXX
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (11 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    PSY 2023 Careers in Psychology (1)
    PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psy & Lab (4)
    PSY 4048 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.  Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)
    PSY 3205 Surv. of Analytical Techniques (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    EXP 3202 Sensation & Perception (3)
    EXP 3640 Psychology of Language (3)
    EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
    EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)
    EXP 4605 Mind, Brain, & A.I. (3)
    EXP 4930 Sp. Topics: Neuro & Cog Psyc (3)
    PSB 3444 Drugs & Behavior (3)
    PSB 4002 Brain & Behavior (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    INP 4004 Intro to Indus/Organiz Psychology (3)
    PPE 4003 Psychology of Personality (3)*
    SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)
    SOP 4751 Psychology & Law
    SOP 4777 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*
    SOP 4930 Sp. Topics: Social Psychology (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    DEP 4104 Infant & Child Development (3)
    DEP 4305 Adolescent Psychology (3)
    DEP 4404 Psych of Adulthood and Aging (3)
    DEP 4482 Psychology of Death & Dying (3)
    DEP 4931 Sp. Topics: Developmental Psyc (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    CLP 4302 Intro to Clinical Psychology (3)
    CLP 4314 Health Psychology (3)
    CLP 4433 Psych Tests & Measurements (3)
    CLP 4930 Sp. Topics: Abnormal Psyc (3)
    PPE 4003 Psychology of Personality (3)*

    Select one of the following groupings:

    Restricted Electives (No concentration noted on transcript)
    Select 15 credits from any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of CBH, CLP (except CLP 3147), DEP, EXP, INP, PPE, PSB, PSY, or SOP, not used to fulfill any of the above requirements.

    Neuroscience and Cognition Concentration
    Complete the following:
    PSB 4002 Brain & Behavior (3)
    BSC 1010C Gen'l Biology w/ Lab (4) or BSC 1020C Human Systems (3) 

    Select 9 credits from the following*:
    CLP 4420 Human Neuropsychology (3)
    DEP 4463 Neuropsychology of Aging (3)
    EXP 3202 Sensation & Perception (3)
    EXP 3640 Psychology of Language (3)
    EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
    EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)
    EXP 4605 Mind, Brain, & A.I.
    EXP 4930 Sp. Topics: Neuro & Cog Psyc (3)
    PSB 2580 Evolutionary Psychology (3)
    PSB 3444 Drugs & Behavior (3)
    PSB 4434 Neurochem, Pharmacol, & Behav (3)
    PSB 4342 Vision Science (3)
    SOP 4935 Social Cognition (3)*
    ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior (3)
    ZOO 4743C Neuroscience (3)

    *Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120