Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Program: Psychology, BS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Psychology, BS

To declare a Psychology Major:

  • A student must complete PSY 101 & PSY 315 with a C or better
  • Have a 2.50 minimum GPA in completed psychology classes
  • Complete the major application essay
  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link) and interview with the Psychology Department faculty

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 36 total credits in the major.
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.50 in major.

A major in psychology consists of at least 36 credits in psychology as follows:

Required Courses:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 260 - Personality Theories 3 credits
PSY 315 - Psychological Research Methods 4 credits
PSY 395 - History and Systems of Psychology 3 credits
PSY 411 - Experimental Psychology 4 credits

At least seven elective courses in psychology:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
PSY 130 - Psychology of Health and Adjustment 3 credits
PSY 230 - Child Abnormal 3 credits
PSY 250 - Introduction to Learning and Memory 3 credits
PSY 255 - Applied Behavior Analysis 2 credits
PSY 285 - Physiological Psychology 3 credits
PSY 300 - Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSY 305 - Drugs and Society 3 credits
PSY 310 - Psychological Counseling 3 credits
PSY 321 - Child Development 3 credits
PSY 324 - Adult Development 3 credits
PSY 350 - Memory and Cognition 3 credits
PSY 390 - Social Psychology 3 credits
  • PSY 391 - Selected Topics in Psychology 3 credits
  • PSY 400 - Perspective on Christian Counseling 3 credits
    PSY 430 - Advanced Adolescent Development 4 credits
    PSY 470 - Psychological Testing 4 credits
    PSY 490 - Psychology Internship Variable credits
  • PSY 491 - Selected Topics in Psychology 3 credits
  • PSY 498 - Readings and Research Variable credits
    SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

    Collateral Requirement:

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits

    General Education Core Curriculum

    Liberal Arts

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences 1 credits
    PED 100 - Health & Wellness and Activity 1 credits
    LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar 1 credits
    LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone or LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone 2 credits

    Theology

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One course from:

    THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture 3 credits
    THE 110 - Introduction to Theology 3 credits

    One course in Biblical Theology:

    THE 221 - The Book of Genesis 3 credits
    THE 225 - History of Israel ♦ 3 credits
    THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 credits
    THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets 3 credits
    THE 230 - The New Testament 3 credits
    THE 231 - The Life of Christ 3 credits
    THE 234 - Pauline Epistles 3 credits
    THE 235 - Romans 3 credits
    THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles 3 credits
    THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature 3 credits

    One course in Applied Theology:

    THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life 3 credits
    THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship 3 credits
    THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions ♦ 3 credits
    THE 332 - Christ and Culture ♦ 3 credits
    THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World 3 credits
    PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
    PHI 202 - Apologetics 3 credits

    One course in Systematic Theology:

    THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1 3 credits
    THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2 3 credits
    THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions 3 credits
    THE 421 - Religion in America ♦ 3 credits
    THE 441 - History of Christianity 3 credits
    THE 442 - History of the Reformations 3 credits
    THE 461 - Thought and Life of Martin Luther 3 credits

    Professional Development

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    Grade of “C” or better is required.

    COM 101 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
    ENG 101 - Writing and Rhetoric 3 credits

    Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One Literature course from:

    ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
    ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
    ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
    ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
    ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
    ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
    ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
    ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives ♦ 3 credits

    One History course from:

    HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
    HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
    HIS 111 - European History 1, to - 1500 3 credits
    HIS 112 - European History 2, 1500-1850 3 credits
    HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East ♦ 3 credits
    HIS 371 - Native American History ♦ 3 credits
    HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
    HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

    One Quantitative Reasoning course from:

    MAT 116 - Survey of Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
    MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits
    MAT 119 - Trigonometry 3 credits
    MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits

    One Lab Science course from:

    ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology ♦ 4 credits
    BIO 124 - Plant Science 4 credits
    BIO 142 - Microbes - Friends and Foes and BIO 143  3 credits
    BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
    CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry 4 credits
    CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 and CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab (one additional credit) 4 credits
    ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
    PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 3 credits

    or PHY 102 and PHY 105 

    One Social Science course from:

    ANT 100 - General Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
    ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
    ANT 322 - Food and Culture ♦ 3 credits
    BUS 150 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
    BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
    COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media 3 credits
    COM 211 - Small Group Communication 3 credits
    COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
    COM 309 - Intercultural Communication ♦ 3 credits
    PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
    POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
    POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations ♦ 3 credits
    POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course ♦ 3 credits
    PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
    PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology ♦ 3 credits
    SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

    One Fine Arts course from:

    ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
    ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
    ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
    ART 140 - Introductory Web Design - Tools for Every Profession 3 credits
    ART 150 - Non-Western Art ♦ 3 credits
    MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals 3 credits
    MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
    THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
    THR 210 - Acting 1 3 credits

    Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One cultural diversity course (can be met by a course used to satisfy one of the other GENED requirements indicated by ♦ above):

    ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
    ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 322 - Food and Culture 3 credits
    ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
    COM 309 - Intercultural Communication 3 credits
    ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
    GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls 3 credits
    GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
    GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
    HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
    HIS 371 - Native American History 3 credits
    POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations 3 credits
    POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course 3 credits
    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
    SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures 3 credits
    SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
    THE 225 - History of Israel 3 credits
    THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions 3 credits
    THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits
    THE 421 - Religion in America 3 credits

    BS/BSN Foreign Language

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    For the BS and BSN, one of the following:

    Completion of two sequential years of high school foreign language or completion of a foreign language diversity course:

    ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
    GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls ♦ 3 credits
    GER 101 - Elementary German 1 ♦ 4 credits
    GER 102 - Elementary German 2 ♦ 4 credits
    SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures ♦ 3 credits
    SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 ♦ 4 credits

    Degree Credit Requirements

    • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
    • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
    • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
    • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
    • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

    Suggested General Education Sequencing

    • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101, COM 101, THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
    • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

    • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

    • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

     

    (Full general education information may be found here.)

     

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