Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2022-2023 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

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101.

Credits: 3
NAS 111 - Introduction to Biological Science

Prerequisite(s): MAT 135 or placement.

Credits: 4
PSY 253 - Research Methods

Prerequisite(s): COR 141-Core Quantitative Reasoning, PSY 101, Psychology major or minor.

Credits: 3
PSY 470 - Senior Seminar (to be taken in last semester)

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, Psychology majors only, and permission of instructor.

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

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101.

Credits: 3
PSY 330 - Psychology of Aging

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology.

Credits: 3
PSY 344 - Adolescent Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology.

Credits: 3
PSY 345 - Psychology of Autism
Prerequisite(s):

PSY 101, PSY201 and six additional hours in 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

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology

Credits: 3
PSY 371 - Psychological Testing

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, PSY253, and six additional hours in Psychology 

Credits: 3
PSY 401 - Advanced General Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, junior and senior standing, Psychology majors and minors.

Credits: 3
PSY 410 - Human Factors in Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology.

Credits: 3
PSY 422 - Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite(s):  PSY 101 and nine additional hours in Psychology; additionally CRM majors/minors junior or senior standing


once per year
Credits: 3
PSY 430 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology 

Credits: 3
PSY 445 - Cross-Cultural Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology, and Junior/Senior standing

Credits: 3
PSY 448 - Positive Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology, and Junior/Senior standing.

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

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 

Credits: 3
PSY 323 - Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and PSY 210.

Credits: 3
PSY 368 - Sexual Orientation

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology 

Credits: 3
PSY 423 - Psychological Disorders in the Media

Prerequisite(s): PSY 323

Credits: 3
PSY 437 - Health Psychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
PSY 460 - Substance Abuse

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and nine hours of Psychology

Credits: 3
PSY 461 - Individual and Group Counseling I

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, PSY 210, and PSY 323, and permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
PSY 462 - Individual and Group Counseling II

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, PSY 210, PSY 323, and PSY 461.

Credits: 3

Category IV – Biological/Clinical Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PSY 332 - Learning and Memory

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, six hours in Psychology

Credits: 3
PSY 333 - Cognition

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, PSY 253 and three hours in Psychology.

Credits: 3
PSY 351 - Behavioral Neuroscience

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, NAS 111, and six hours in Psychology or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
PSY 451 - Neuropsychology

Prerequisite(s): PSY 351 and NAS 111.

Credits: 3
PSY 455 - Psychology of Eating

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101; PSY 323, PSY 351, or PSY 437 

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

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and six hours in Psychology.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 440 - Selected Topics

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, nine hours of Psychology, or permission of instructor. Majors and minors only.

Credits: 3
PSY 477 - Research Assistant

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 478 - Research Assistant

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 479 - Research Assistant

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 491 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Permission, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA from previous semester.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 492 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Permission, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA from previous semester.

Credits: 1-3
PSY 493 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): Permission, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA from previous semester.

Credits: 1-3
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