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College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
Department of Psychology

144 Kent Hall
Tel: 330-672-2166
Fax: 330-672-3786
Web: http://www.kent.edu/cas/Psychology/index.cfm
 

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I.   DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34-36 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
    21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I** 3
    31574 Research Methods in Psychology 3
    3/4XXXX Psychology electives*** (upper-division) 9
  Choose one from the following: Group I (Developmental) 3
KAD PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)  
    30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
    30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Group II (Clinical/Counseling) 3
KAD PSYC 21211 Psychology of Adjustment (3)  
    40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Group III (Behavioral Neuroscience/Learning) 3
  PSYC 31043 Basic Learning Processes (3)  
    41363 Biopsychology (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Group IV (Cognition) 3
  PSYC 30445 Cognitive Psychology (3)  
    30446 Cognitive Neuroscience (3)  
    31141 Perception (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Group V (Social/Personality) 3
  PSYC 41282 Personality (3)  
    41532 Social Psychology (3)  
  Choose one from the following: Group VI (Application of Psychological Science)**** 1-3
WIC PSYC 41573 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research:
Social/Clinical (3)
 
WIC   41574 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research: Cognitive/Learning (3)  
WIC   41990 Writing in Psychology+ (1)  
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (84-86 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language++ 14-20
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include on laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 0-6
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)***** 3-5
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)****** 3
  General Electives (minimum 14 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
31-39
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121

 

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Student who are double majors  in Psychology and Sociology may substitute SOC 32220 for PSYC 21621.

*** No more than 6 credit hours of PSYC 31498, 41492 and 41498 combined may be applied towards major requirements in psychology.

**** One course must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

+ If PSYC 41990 is taken, an upper-division course in psychology must be taken as a corequisite.That course cannot be PSYC 31498, 41498, 41573 or 41993. On the Kent Campus PSYC 41990 should be taken with PSYC 31574.

++ Fulfills College General Requirement.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:

a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies

All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.