2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology (B.S.)


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College of Sciences
Department of Psychology,
Psychology Building, Room: 301
http://psychology.cos.ucf.edu
Email: psychadvising@ucf.edu

Psychology Advising Center, PSY 250, 407-823-2219

This degree program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. See http://ucf.edu/online for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 21 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Psychology Department
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course used to satisfy the CPP, Core Requirements, Restricted Electives and Science Electives.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements. If additional Psychology courses are taken beyond the minimum required (e.g. additional restricted electives), those courses will be included in the GPA calculation.
  • Students can select only one Track.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior approval
  • Students should consult with the Psychology Advising Center, prior to applying for graduation (before registration for the final term).
  • Graduating seniors should complete the senior exit survey
  • Additional requirements exist for students pursuing the Honors in the major program.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Certain courses may be selected in the GEP for this major bringing the total GEP hours to more than 36. See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


You may substitute a higher level math with appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test.

Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Sciences: (3 Credit Hours)


Political Science/Economics (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Biology (3 Credit Hours)


Select the advanced option if additional biology courses are planned.

Physical or Chemical: (3 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (3 Credit Hours)


  • See Transfer Notes for possible substitutes for the courses listed below.

Psychology:


Biology:


Select the advanced course if additional biology courses are planned.

Statistics:


Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • Most courses specifically identified in the preceding Common Program Prerequisites section of this catalog are also required in the Basic Core, and must be taken.

Psychology:


Biology:


Statistics:


Restricted Electives


Diversity Restricted Electives: (3 Credit Hours)


Select one course from the following:


Psychology Tracks 12-14 hrs


  • Choose one of the following tracks.

Track 1: Clinical Psychology (12 to 13 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.

Track 2: Experimental (12 to 14 Credit Hours):


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 4 of the following courses (12 to 14 Credit Hours):

Track 3: General (12 to 14 Credit Hours)


Select any 4 courses from those taught by the Psychology department (12 to 14 Credit Hours)

NOTE: The following courses will NOT fulfill the General Track.

Track 4: Human Factors Psychology (12 to 14 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 3 of the following courses (10 to 11 Credit Hours):

Track 5: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (12 to 13 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 3 of the following courses (9 to 10 Credit Hours)

Track 6: Neuroscience (12 to 14 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Required:

Select 3 of the following courses (10 to 11 Credit Hours):

Math/Science Electives: (6 Credit Hours)


Select from the following:


Students must meet the course prerequisites for any course they select. See course listing for prerequisites.

Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in either a foreign language, or two semesters equivalent of American Sign Language. Standardized examinations may be used to meet the requirement.

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each course used to satisfy the CPP, Core Requirements, Restricted Electives and Science Electives.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements. If additional Psychology courses are taken beyond the minimum required (e.g., additional restricted electives), those courses will be included in the GPA calculation.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

Additional Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

  • The Honors in Psychology is available to majors who show outstanding scholarship and promise in psychology.
  • Apply and be accepted into the program through the department and The Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Earn an overall UCF GPA above 3.2.
  • All grades in Psychology courses must be a “B” (3.0) or higher.
  • Have a Psychology GPA above 3.5, based on at least 11 credits, including the following course.

Related Programs

Certificates

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Visit the Psychology Advising Center (PSY 250); walk-in advising available Monday and Friday from 9 to 5.

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions for common program prerequisites are acceptable if taken prior to transferring to UCF:
    • Biology: any lower level BSC course or ZOO X010 will satisfy the CPP. However, the course is required in the core and still must be taken. In addition, the advanced course is a prerequisite for some courses.
    • Statistics; any lower level STA course will satisfy the CPP. However, the course is required in the core and still must be taken. In addition, they are prerequisites for some courses.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $13.00 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $26 per term

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Although all classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Biology Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Statistics Credit Hours: 3
  • ENC 1102 - Composition II Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • Track Elective #1 Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


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