Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, Psychology, from the Psychology Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean’s List. Consult the Dean’s List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

NOTE

PSY333 Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences and PSY353 Research Methods in Psychology: Students must earn a minimum grade of C in PSY333 in order to take PSY353/L.

PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology, PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology, PSY354/L Topics in Psychological Research and PSY444 Senior Thesis: PSY353/L is the prerequisite for PSY335 and PSY354/L. PSY354/L is the prerequisite for PSY444. PSY354/L will be offered with varying topics from which a student may choose. Upon successful completion of PSY354/L, students will enroll in PSY444 Senior Thesis for one semester. Although there may be rare instances when the Psychology Chair will make an exception, prerequisites are enforced as indicated.

Course Repeats

The following courses may not be repeated more than once: PSY103, PSY333, PSY335, PSY353/l, PSY354/l, PSY444.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY103 Introductory Psychology* (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY103 Introductory Psychology* OR Psychology elective (3)
  • Mathematics or Natural Science (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*PSY 103 may be taken in either semester. The course may not be repeated more than once.

Year 2

First Semeseter

  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • Mathematics (3)* 
  • PSY: Psychology electives (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*If the Mathematics requirement was completed in Year 1, a Core elective or Free elective may be taken. 

Second Semester

  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • PSY333 Statistics for Psychology & Social Sciences* (3)
  • PSY: Psychology elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

* PSY333 may not be repeated more than once.

Year 3

First Semester

  • Natural Science or Free Elective (3)
  • PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology* (4)
  • PSY: Psychology elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology* (3)
  • PSY: Psychology elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

* A minimum grade of C must be earned in PSY333 in order to take PSY353/L. PSY335 cannot be taken until PSY353/L is completed. PSY335 and PSY353/L may not be repeated more than once.  PSY353/L and PSY335 must be completed with a minimum grade of C to continue in the required research sequence.

Year 4

First Semester

  • PSY354/L Topics in Psychological Research* (4)
  • PSY: Psychology Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • PSY444 Senior Thesis* (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (12)
  • Total Credits (15)

* PSY354/L cannot be taken until PSY353/L is successfully completed.. PSY444 cannot be taken until PSY354/L is successfully completed. PSY354 and PSY444 may not be repeated more than once.

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