2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Psychology, BS


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About the Program


Apply Now Psychology is one of the more popular undergraduate majors in the country. Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments. The knowledge of psychology helps people understand themselves and others which can be beneficial in many careers where the ability to relate well with others is important.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required for all core courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


CHESS College Core (24 Credits)


Other Required Courses (36 Credits)


Psychology Electives (15 Credits):  Choose five (5) PSY courses, at least 9 credit hours must be 30000 level or above

Free Electives (21 Credits)

Civics Literacy Proficiency


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C- required for all core courses; Minimum 2.0 GPA required for graduation

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 2 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Psychology capstone course (either PSY 49200 or PSY 49800) must be taken, but can be taken in Semester 7 or 8. Meet with Internship Coordinator if taking internship in Semester 7 or 8.

Note 2: All four CHESS Core seminar courses, CHSS 10000, CHSS 20000, CHSS 30000 and CHSS 40000 must be taken. Duplicates are not allowed. CHESS Core seminar courses do not need to be taken in sequential order.

Note 3: 15 hours of PSY elective courses required; at least 9 hours must be 30000 level or above

Note 4: 30 credit hours of General Education are required. Speak with your advisor for further information

 

 

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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