Psychology Major: Sample Four-Year Schedule

This four year plan is a sample schedule for planning purposes only; this is not an official document. You are required to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester.

Year One: Fall (15 units)

Year One: Spring (15 units)

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 103C)
Cornerstone (1 unit: CORE 100C, 101C, or 102C)
Foundations of Christian Life (THEO 101C) or Intro to Theology (THEO 103C)
U.S. History (HIST 156C) or U.S. Government (POLS 155C)
Persuasive Writing (ENGL 120C)
Lifetime Fitness (2 units: KINE 145C and 146C)
Developmental Psychology (PSYC 320)
Statistical Methods (PSYC/SOCS/MATH 265C)
New Testament Survey (NT 101C)
Sociology or Anthropology (SOCI 100C or ANTH 102C)
Researched Writing for Psych Majors (PSYC 220C)

Year Two: Fall (16 units)

Year Two: Spring (16 units)

Research Methods (4 units: PSYC 381)
Abnormal Psychology (3 units: PSYC 332)
Old Testament Survey (OT 201C)
World Civilization I or II (HIST 203C or 204C)
Elective of your choice (3 units)
Biological Psychology (PSYC 340)
Lab Science (4 units: BIOL, CHEM, PSCI, NSCI)
Speech Composition (COMM 201C)
Intro to the Arts (FINA 215C, ART 252C, MUS 202C, THEA 102C, 200C, 202C, or 204C)
Elective of your choice (3 units)

Year Three: Fall (15 units)

Year Three: Spring (15 units)

Behavior Modification or Principles of Learning (PSYC 420 or 351)
Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 449)
Social Psychology (PSYC 324)
Literary Perspectives (ENGL 230C)
Elective of your choice (3 units)
Theories of Personality (PSYC 345)
Psychology Elective*
Developing a Christian World View (THEO 300C)
Electives of your choice (6 units)

Year Four: Fall (16 units)

Year Four: Spring (16 units)

Field Practicum (3-4 units: PSYC 460) or Psych Research I and II (8 units: PSYC 474 and 475) or Research in Neuroscience (4 units: PSYC 482)
Psychology and Christianity (PSYC 477C)
Christian Heritage (CHIS 400C)
Electives of your choice (6 units)
Psychology Elective*
Psychology Elective*
Electives of your choice (10 units)

*Note: Psychology electives that are commonly offered include Addiction Studies, Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging, Adolescent Psychology, Human Sexuality, Intro. to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Group Dynamics, Family Violence, Psychological Research I and II, Counseling Theories, Counseling Methods, Psychology of the Family, Group Dynamics, Child Psychology, Diversity  in the Helping Professions, and Psychology Teaching Internship. Students interested in graduate school in clinical psychology or marriage and family therapy are strongly encouraged to take as Psychology electives Counseling Theories, Counseling Methods, and Diversity Issues in the Helping Professions.

Graduation checklist: 124 units total; 40 upper division (300 and 400 level) units; CORE requirements met; Psychology course requirements met; Exit Interview, Psychology Exam, and Anonymous Exit Questionnaire completed.