Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2020-2021 Program: Psychology Major

Psychology Major

The curriculum within the Psychology program at Flagler College emphasizes psychology as a basic and applied science and is based on the American Psychological Association undergraduate learning goals and objectives. While students explore research questions, methods, and ethical standards, they are challenged to think critically and independently, and to communicate ideas and conclusions effectively. Our Psychology program prepares students for careers in a variety of occupational settings or for graduate work in psychology.

Completion of an exit exam (Major Field Test) during the final semester at Flagler College is required of all Psychology majors. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent research and internship experiences in the local community. Internship positions are available to students of junior or senior standing who have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 and permission from the instructor. Internship hours do not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences. The major requires 43 hours; at least 12 of those hours must be at the 400 level in Psychology.

Required Courses (16 credit hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 210 - Psychology of Personality Credits: 3
NAS 111 - Introduction to Biological Science Credits: 4
PSY 253 - Research Methods Credits: 3
PSY 470 - Senior Seminar (to be taken in last semester) Credits: 3

Elective Courses (27 credit hours)

Students must take two courses from each of the following categories, as well as an additional course at the 300 or 400 level (these may be taken from the lists below or other appropriate electives not in these categories).

Category I – Human Development (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 201 - Child Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 330 - Psychology of Aging Credits: 3
PSY 344 - Adolescent Psychology Credits: 3

Category II – Social/Applied Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 370 - Social Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 371 - Psychological Testing Credits: 3
PSY 401 - Advanced General Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 410 - Human Factors in Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 430 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 445 - Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 448 - Positive Psychology Credits: 3

Category III – Mental Health/Applied Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 261 - Behavior Modification Credits: 3
PSY 368 - Sexual Orientation Credits: 3
PSY 437 - Health Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 460 - Substance Abuse Credits: 3
PSY 461 - Individual and Group Counseling I Credits: 3
PSY 462 - Individual and Group Counseling II Credits: 3

Category IV – Biological/Clinical Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 323 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3
PSY 333 - Cognition Credits: 3
PSY 351 - Behavioral Neuroscience Credits: 3
PSY 451 - Neuropsychology Credits: 3
PSY 455 - Psychology of Eating Credits: 3

Choose One Additional Elective at the 300 or 400 Level

Students must complete one additional Psychology elective at the 300 or 400 level.  This elective may be selected from one of the above categories or from the following list of other electives.

Other Electives

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 340 - Selected Topics Credits: 1-3
PSY 440 - Selected Topics Credits: 3
PSY 477 - Research Assistant Credits: 1-3
PSY 478 - Research Assistant Credits: 1-3
PSY 479 - Research Assistant Credits: 1-3
PSY 491 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
PSY 492 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
PSY 493 - Independent Study Credits: 1-3
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