University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Sample Course Plan to Complete a Psychological Science B.S.

Number of Psychological Science Course Credits

A maximum of 50 psychological science course credits can count toward the 120 total course credits required to graduate with a B.S. in Psychological Science.

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Year 1

First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
001 Introduction to Psychological Science 3   1xx PSYS 100-Level 3
MATH 019/021 Fundamentals of Calculus I 3 or 4 1xx PSYS 100-Level 3
      MATH 020/022 Fundamentals of Calculus II 3 or 4

Year 2

First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
053 Research Methods 3   054 Statistics for Psychological Science 4
1xx PSYS 100-Level 3 1xx PSYS 100-Level 3
BIOL 001
BCOR 011
Principles of Biology or
Exploring Biology
4 BIOL 002
BCOR 012
Principles of Biology or
Exploring Biology
4

Year 3

First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
1xx PSYS 100-Level 3   2xx PSYS 200-Level 3 or 4
2xx PSYS 200-Level 3 or 4 1xx or 2xx PSYS 100- or 200-Level 3 or 4
1xx or 2xx Additional Math or Science course 3 or 4      

Year 4

First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
2xx PSYS 200-Level 3 or 4   1xx or 2xx PSYS 100- or 200-Level 3 or 4
1xx or 2xx PSYS 100- or 200-Level 3 or 4 1xx or 2xx PSYS 100- or 200-Level 3 or 4

Notes

  1. PSYS 100-Level refers to any 100-level required courses (PSYS 110, 115, 130, 150, 170). There is no recommended order in which these should be completed.
  2. PSYS 200-Level refers to any 200-level course. Each student must complete at least three courses at the 200 level. PSYS 053 is a prerequisite for 200 level courses. These courses must come from at least two of the three categories of 200 level Psychological Science courses:
    • Category A = "biobehavioral"; PSYS 211-219
    • Category B = "social" and "developmental"; PSYS 230-259
    • Category C = "clinical"; PSYS 270-279
  3. PSYS 100- or 200-Level refers to the fact that each student must complete at least 9 additional credits at or above the 100 level.
  4. Additional Science or Math course refers to:
    • Biology (except BIOL 001 or 002 or BCOR 011 or 012)
    • Chemistry (any)
    • Geology (any)
    • Physics (any)
    • Neuroscience (any)
    • Statistics (STAT 141, or any at the 200 level)
    • Animal Sciences (ASCI 043, 104, 122, 141, 142, 151,or 152)
    • Computer Science (any except CS 002, 003, 005, 014, or 015)

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