Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Program

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Recommended Course Sequence

For Majors from Previous Catalog Years 2013-14 and earlier

The following are suggested sequences of courses for students in the old General (reference #760) and old Extended (reference #591) 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. Both the General and the Extended Psychology Major require MATH 183 (recommended), or other mathematics course (excluding MATH 109) or an 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.

 

Extended Major

The extended major is recommended for the student who wishes to pursue a career and/or graduate study in psychology. The general major is intended for students who maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and in psychology courses.

FRESHMAN YEAR
HOURS
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY 100 (C)
3
 
Sugg.
PSY 100 (C)
3
fall
UC 175
2
 
fall
UC 175
2
 
ENG 100 (A)
3
 
 
ENG 100 (A)
3
 
PE 101 (F)
1
 
 
PE 101 (F)
1
 
Foreign Language (A)
3
 
 
Foreign Language (A)
3
 
Other Gen. Ed. Course 3
3
 
 
Other Gen. Ed. Course 3
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY Elective or PSY 210 & 211
3-4
 
Sugg.
PSY Elective or PSY 210 & 211
3-4
spring
MATH 183 (D)
3
 
spring
MATH 183 (D)
3
 
COMM 145 or 161 (A)
3
 
 
COMM 145 or 161 (A)
3
 
Other General Ed. Courses
6
 
 
Other General Ed. Courses
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30-31
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30-31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
HOURS
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY Elective or PSY 210 & 211
3-4
 
Sugg.
PSY Elective or PSY 210 & 211
3
fall
ENG 200 (B)
3
 
fall
ENG 200 (B)
3
 
HIST 119 or 120 (C)
3
 
 
HIST 119 or 120 (C)
3
 
Other Gen. Ed. Course
3
 
 
Other Gen. Ed. Course
3
 
Course in likely minor
3
 
 
PSY Requirement or Elec
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY 301
3
 
Sugg.
PSY 301
3
spring
PSY Requirement or Elec.
3
 
spring
PSY 210
3
 
Course in Minor
3
 
 
PSY Elective
3
 
General Ed. Courses
6
 
 
General Ed. Courses
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL
30-31
 
 
YEAR TOTAL
30-31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR YEAR
HOURS
 
JUNIOR YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY 361
3
 
Sugg.
PSY 361
3
fall
ENG 300 (A)
3
 
fall
ENG 300 (A)
3
 
PSY Requirement or Elec.
3
 
 
PSY Requirement
3
 
Minor and elective courses
6
 
 
PSY Requirements or Elec
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirement
6
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirement
3
spring
Minor and elective courses
6
 
spring
PSY Elective
3
 
 
 
 
 
Other Electives
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR YEAR
HOURS
 
SENIOR YEAR
HOURS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirements
6
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirements
6
fall
Minor and elective courses
9
 
fall
Psy Elective
3
 
   
 
 
Elective
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirement
3
 
Sugg.
PSY Requirement
3
spring
PSY 495 (and take ACAT)
3
 
spring
PSY 495 (and take ACAT)
3
 
Minor and Elective courses
9
 
 
Electives
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
 
 
YEAR TOTAL 
30
             
Also see: Four-year degree path for General Major (pdf)        
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