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General Psychology Program
Psychology Premedical Program

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM:

Students will take a minimum of 42 credit hours of psychology as offered within the Psychology Department, from five different categories of offerings:

CATEGORY 1: Introduction and Basic Sciences: Students must take the following four specific courses (12 hours).

  hours  
PSYC 1010
3
Introductory Psychology (prerequisite for all courses)
PSYC 2020
3
Experimental Psychology (prerequisite for 2512)
PSYC 2511
3
Analytic Research (prerequisite for 2512)
PSYC 2512
3
Introduction to Research

CATEGORY 2: Basic Research (Theoretical) : Students must take a minimum of 9 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 1012
3
Human Development
PSYC 2070
3
Comparative Psychology
PSYC 2110
3
Human Sexuality
PSYC 3010
3
Social Psychology
PSYC 3030
3
Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3050
3
Physiological Psychology
PSYC 3100
3
Psychology of Learning
PSYC 4010
3
Theories of Personality

 

CATEGORY 3: Applied Research and Clinical: Students must take a minimum of 9 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 3025
3
Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 3045
3
Industrial/Organizational
PSYC 3080
3
Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3090
3
Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3110
3
Psychotherapies
PSYC 3120
3
Tests and Measurements
PSYC 4050
3
Psychopharmacology
PSYC 4080
3
Community Psychology

CATEGORY 4: Special and Advanced Topics: Students must take a minimum of 3 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 2080
3
Writing in Psychology
PSYC 3041
3
Black Psychology
PSYC 3200L
1
Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 4000S
3
Seminar (Offered rarely)
PSYC 4030
3
The Psychology of Group Dynamics
PSYC 4040
3
Psychology of Gender
PSYC 4398
3
Clinical Practicum I
PSYC 4399
3
Clinical Practicum II

CATEGORY 5: Capstone Experience : Students take 3 hours.

  hours  
PSYC 4996
3
Historical and Applied Perspectives in Psychology

IN ADDITION to the hours indicated above, students must take 6 more hours of “general psychology electives” selected from CATEGORIES 2, 3, or 4. UNLESS TRANSFERRED IN FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION, THESE GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES MUST BE TAUGHT BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

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Program in Psychology
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Psychology 1010-2020
3
3
Intro. Psyc./Exper. Psyc
Psychology 2511
 
3
Analytic Research
English 1010-1020
3
3
Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.
Computer Science 1005
 
3
Intro. to PC’s
History 1030-1040
3
3
World Civilizations
Mathematics
3
 
Core Requirement
Philosophy
3
 
Core Requirement
Speech Communication 1010
 
3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Physical Education
1
 
Activity Course or Test
 
16
18
 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Psychology 2512
3
 
Intro. To Research
Psychology Choice*
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice
 
3
See Listings Below
African American Studies
3
 
Core Requirement
English 2010
3
 
World Literature I
Natural Science
3(4)
3(4)
Core Requirement
Philosophy 2040
 
3
Logic
Minor
 
3
 
Free Electives
 
3
 
 
15(16)
15(16)
 

 

JUNIOR YEAR
Psychology Choice*
3
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice*
3
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice**
3
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice**
3
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice**
3
See Listings Below
Fine Arts
3
Core Requirement
Social Sciences
3
Core Requirement, other than PSYC 1010
Theology
3
Core Requirement
Minor
3
6
Free Electives
1
16
18

 

SENIOR YEAR
Psychology Choice***
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice
 
3
See Listings Below
Psychology 4996
3
 
Hist. & App. Persp in Psyc.
Psychology 4999
 
0
Senior Comprehensives
Foreign Language
3
3
Core Requirement
Theology
3
 
Core Requirement
Minor
3
3
 
Free electives
 
6
 
 
15
15
 

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 1012
3
Human Development
PSYC 2070
3
Comparative Psychology
PSYC 2110
3
Human Sexuality
PSYC 3010
3
Social Psychology
PSYC 3030
3
Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3050
3
Physiological Psychology
PSYC 3100
3
Psychology of Learning
PSYC 4010
3
Theories of Personality

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 3025
3
Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 3045
3
Industrial/Organizational
PSYC 3080
3
Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3090
3
Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3110
3
Psychotherapies
PSYC 3120
3
Tests and Measurements
PSYC 4050
3
Psychopharmacology
PSYC 4080
3
Community Psychology

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 2080
3
Writing in Psychology
PSYC 3041
3
Black Psychology
PSYC 3200L
1
Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 4000S
3
Seminar (Offered rarely)
PSYC 4030
3
The Psychology of Group Dynamics
PSYC 4040
3
Psychology of Gender
PSYC 4398
3
Clinical Practicum I
PSYC 4399
3
Clinical Practicum II

NO ASTERISK Psychology ChoicE is a “Free Elective in Psychology.” UNLESS TRANSFERRED IN FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION, THESE GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES MUST BE TAUGHT BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

SUMMARY
Semester Hours
Semester Hours
African American Studies
3
Philosophy
6
Fine Arts
3
Physical Education
1
Computer Science
3
Psychology
42
English
9
Social Sciences
3
Foreign Language
6
Speech Communication
3
History
6
Theology
6
Mathematics
3
Free Electives
10
Natural Sciences#
6(8)
Minor
18
 
Total Semester Hours
128

#Eight hours of natural sciences are recommended instead of six.

Note: Clinical Practicum is recommended for those majors with a 3.0 grade point average in psychology. Hours taken as Clinical Practicum also count as elective hours.

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Psychology Pre-Medical Program

The discipline of psychology, in conjunction with the Pre-Medical program at Xavier University, offers its students an alternative route to careers via medical school or the health professions. This is the Psychology Pre-Medical Program. This program is recommended for those students who want to major in psychology but then attend medical school, generally in pursuit of a psychiatric degree, or who are interested in graduate programs in Biological Psychology or Neuroscience. The program is similar to the general psychology curriculum but involves heavier emphasis in the natural sciences. It also requires nine (9) fewer hours of psychology than does the general program.

SENIOR COMPREHENSIVES: For their senior comprehensives, students may choose to take the advanced (subject) portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) during the semester before the one in which they graduate, or they can take the departmental comprehensives only. Majors who score better than 560 on the advanced GRE are exempt from taking the Departmental Senior Comprehensives, which consist of intensive examinations across all subject areas in psychology.

 

PSYCHOLOGY PREMEDICAL PROGRAM:

Students will take a minimum of 33 credit hours of psychology, from five different categories of offerings within the Psychology Department,:

CATEGORY 1: Introduction and Basic Sciences: Students must take the following three specific courses (9 hours).

  hours  
PSYC 1010
3
Introductory Psychology (prerequisite for all courses)
PSYC 2020
3
Experimental Psychology (prerequisite for 2512)
PSYC 2512
3
Introduction to Research

CATEGORY 2: Basic Research (Theoretical) : Students must take 9 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 1012
3
Human Development
PSYC 2070
3
Comparative Psychology
PSYC 2110
3
Human Sexuality
PSYC 3010
3
Social Psychology
PSYC 3030
3
Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3050
3
Physiological Psychology
PSYC 3100
3
Psychology of Learning
PSYC 4010
3
Theories of Personality

CATEGORY 3: Applied Research and Clinical : Students must take 9 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 3025
3
Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 3045
3
Industrial/Organizational
PSYC 3080
3
Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3090
3
Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3110
3
Psychotherapies
PSYC 3120
3
Tests and Measurements
PSYC 4050
3
Psychopharmacology
PSYC 4080
3
Community Psychology

CATEGORY 4: Special and Advanced Topics: Students must take 3 hours from among the following:

  hours  
PSYC 2080
3
Writing in Psychology
PSYC 3041
3
Black Psychology
PSYC 3200L
1
Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 4000S
3
Seminar (Offered rarely)
PSYC 4030
3
The Psychology of Group Dynamics
PSYC 4040
3
Psychology of Gender
PSYC 4398
3
Clinical Practicum I
PSYC 4399
3
Clinical Practicum II

CATEGORY 5: Capstone Experience : Students take 3 hours.

  hours  
PSYC 4996
3
Historical and Applied Perspectives in Psychology

NOTE: Psychology premedical students are not required to take any “general psychology electives”.

PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY (PRE-MEDICAL)
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Psychology 1010-2020
3
3
Intro. Psyc./Exper. Psyc.
Chemistry 1010/1010D/1011L -
 
 
 
Chemistry 1020/1020D/1021L
4
4
General Chemistry I – II
English 1010-1020
3
3
Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.
Mathematics 1020
3
 
Basic Statistics
Mathematics 1030 or 1070
 
4
Precalculus or Calculus I
Speech Communication 1010
 
3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Philosophy
3
 
Core Requirement
Physical Education
1
 
Activity Course or Test
 
17
17
 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Psychology 2512
3
 
Intro. to Research
Psychology Choice*
 
3
See Listings Below
African American Studies
3
 
Core Requirement
Biology 1230/1230L -
 
 
 
Biology 1240/1240L
4
4
General Biology I – II
Chemistry 2210/2210D/2230L -
 
 
 
Chemistry 2220/2220D/2240L
4
4
Organic Chemistry I – II
English 2010
 
3
World Literature I
History 1030-1040
3
3
World Civilizations
 
17
17
 

 

JUNIOR YEAR
Students should take the MCAT for the first time during the spring of the junior year.
Psychology Choice*
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice*
 
3
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice**
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice**
 
3
See Listings Below
Chemistry 4130
 
3
Biochemistry Lecture
Fine Arts
 
3
Core Requirement
Philosophy
3
 
Core Requirement
Physics 2010/2010L -
 
 
 
Physics 2020/2020L
4
4
General Physics I – II

 

SENIOR YEAR
Psychology Choice**
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology Choice***
3
 
See Listings Below
Psychology 4996
 
3
Hist. & App. Persp in Psyc.
Psychology 4999
 
0
Senior Comprehensives
Biology 4111/4111L or
 
 
Histology and Lab
Biology 3350/3350L
4
 
Anatomy and Physiology and Lab
Biology 4091/4091L or
 
 
Comparative Anatomy and Lab
Biology 3162/3162L
 
4
Embryology and Lab
Foreign Language
3
3
Core Requirement

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 1012
3
Human Development
PSYC 2070
3
Comparative Psychology
PSYC 2110
3
Human Sexuality
PSYC 3010
3
Social Psychology
PSYC 3030
3
Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3050
3
Physiological Psychology
PSYC 3100
3
Psychology of Learning
PSYC 4010
3
Theories of Personality

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 3025
3
Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 3045
3
Industrial/Organizational
PSYC 3080
3
Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3090
3
Forensic Psychology
PSYC 3110
3
Psychotherapies
PSYC 3120
3
Tests and Measurements
PSYC 4050
3
Psychopharmacology
PSYC 4080
3
Community Psychology

 

* Psychology Choice: 3 hours from among the following classes:
  hours  
PSYC 2080
3
Writing in Psychology
PSYC 3041
3
Black Psychology
PSYC 3200L
1
Psychology Laboratory
PSYC 4000S
3
Seminar (Offered rarely)
PSYC 4030
3
The Psychology of Group Dynamics
PSYC 4040
3
Psychology of Gender
PSYC 4398
3
Clinical Practicum I
PSYC 4399
3
Clinical Practicum II

 

NO ASTERISK Psychology ChoicE is a “Free Elective in Psychology.” UNLESS TRANSFERRED IN FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION, THESE GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES MUST BE TAUGHT BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

SUMMARY
Semester Hours
Semester Hours
African American Studies
3
Philosophy
6
Biology
16
Physical Education
1
Chemistry (minor)
19
Physics
8
English
9
Psychology
33
Fine Arts
3
Social Sciences
3
Foreign Language
6
Speech Communication
3
History
6
Theology
6
Mathematics
7
Free Electives
5
 
 
Total Semester Hours
134

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