2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology (PSYC) Major


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Brad Woldt, Head
Department of Psychology
Scobey Hall 336
605-688-4322
e-mail: bradley.woldt@sdstate.edu

Requirements for Psychology Major - Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences:


Freshman Year:


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3
  • Arts and Sciences Social Science Requirement for B.S.,  Credits: 3
  • Arts and Sciences Social Science Requirement for B.S., (not PSYC), Credits: 3
  • Psychology Elective Credits: 3
Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • IGR Goal 3-option 2: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3

 

Junior Year:


Fall


  • Psychology Electives Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 9-10

 

Spring


  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources (cannot be used to meet another SGE, IGR, or A&S requirement) Credits: 3**
  • Psychology Electives Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 7

Senior Year:


  • Electives (as needed)

Fall


  • Psychology Electives Credits: 4

Spring


  • Psychology Electives Credits: 4

Requirements for Psychology Major - Psychological Services Specialization:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

Freshman Year:


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 2

Fall or Spring


Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3

Junior Year:


Fall


  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources (cannot be used to meet another SGR, IGR, or A&S requirement) Credits: 3**
  • IGR Goal 3-option 2: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**
  • Arts and Sciences Social Science Requirement for B.S.: PSYC 451, Abnormal Behavior Credits: 3
  • Arts and Sciences Social Science Requirement for B.S., (not PSYC), Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 3

Spring


  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 3

 

Senior Year:


  • Electives (as needed)

Requirements for Psychology Major - Graduate School Preparation Specialization:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in courses used to meet the requirement of the Graduate School Preparation Specialization.

Freshman Year:


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3

Fall or Spring


  • Arts and Sciences Social Science Requirement, (not PSYC), Credits: 3
Choose one from the following:

Choose one from the following:

Choose one from the following:

Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3
  • IGR Goal 3-option 2: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awarenes Credits: 3**

Junior Year:


Fall


  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources (cannot be used to meet another SGE, IGR, or A&S requirement)  Credits: 3**
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 6

Fall or Spring


Choose one from the following:

Spring


  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 8-9

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Psychology Emphasis Courses (see below) Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 5

Spring


  • Psychology Emphasis Courses (see below) Credits: 3
  • Electives (as needed) Credits: 12

 

Psychology Emphasis Courses:


Choose 6 credits from one Emphasis. Cannot duplicate courses in the required list. Other courses can be selected with the approval of the Department Head.

Requirements for Psychology Major – Teaching Specialization:


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

Freshman Year:


Fall


Spring


Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts Credits: 3*
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3

Spring


  • IGR Goal 3-option 2: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**
  • Arts and Sciences Science Requirement for B.S., Credits: 3
PS I, Professional Semester I:

(the following courses to be taken concurrently):

Junior Year:


Senior Year:


Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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