NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Psychology


BACHELOR OF ARTS (120 credits)

Psychology majors may pursue graduate work in various specializations such as school, industrial, health, clinical and experimental psychology. They may also continue in related fields such as guidance counseling, social work and medicine.

Core Requirements (minimum 36 credits):

GLL 110/111 Introduction to College Writing(or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2 courses) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies(2) 6
(various) Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM 130 College Mathematics (if exempt, must take Statistics) 3
GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 3

*Only the following courses meet the Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215

Requirements for major (minimum 35 credits including electives):

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GPS 201 Developmental Psychology 3
GPS 301/301.6 Experimental Psychology
with Lab
3+11
GPS 335 Abnormal Psychology 3
GPS 351 Biological Psychology 3
GPS 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology 3
GSM 261 Statistics for the Social Science 3

Choose four electives from the following:

GPS 204 Child Psychology 3
GPS 210 Learning 3
GPS 213 Social Psychology 3
GPS 216 Adolescent Development 3
GPS 221 Industrial Psychology 3
GPS 224 Psychology of the Family 3
GPS 225 Psychology of Aging 3
GPS 231 Psychological Testing 3
GPS 312 Cognition and Memory 3
GPS 315 Motivation and Personality 3
GPS 317 Human Sexuality 3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior 3
GPS 325 Psychology of Minority Families 3
GPS 330 Psychology of Minority Women 3
GPS 332 History and Systems of Psychology 3
GPS 345 Health Psychology 3
GPS 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
GPS 420 Obesity and Eating Disorders 3
GPS 485 Internship in Psychology 3
Other approved Psychology electives

Some of the courses may be offered with related, optional 1-credit workshops or “topics” courses for which students may register.

Students need to take additional courses to fulfill 120 credits, including 90 credits in Liberal Arts.

BACHELOR OF ARTS, HONORS MAJOR(120 credits)

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PSYCHOLOGY HONORS MAJOR:

  • Declare Psychology as a major.
  • Completion of 21 credits in Psychology (including GPS 301 Experimental Psychology)
  • Have a GPA of 3.4 or higher in Psychology.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher.
  • Complete a brief application for the honors major. (See Department Chair for details).

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (minimum 36 credits)

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing(or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2 courses) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies(2) 6
(various) Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM 130 College Mathematics (if exempt, must take Statistics) 3
GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 3

*Only the following course meet Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215.

Required courses: (minimum 34 credits plus electives)

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GPS 201 Developmental Psychology 3
GPS 301/301.6 Experimental Psychology
with Lab
3+11
GPS 312 Cognition and Memory 3
GPS 332 History and Systems of Psychology 3
GPS 335 Abnormal Psychology 3
GPS 351 Biological Psychology 3
GPS 492 Senior Honors Seminar in Psychology 3
GPS 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology 3
GPS 494 Senior Honors Project in Psychology 3
GSM 261 Statistics for the Social Science 3

Three electives from the following: (9 credits):

GPS 210 Theories of Learning 3
GPS 213 Social Psychology 3
GPS 221 Industrial Psychology 3
GPS 224 Psychology of the Family 3
GPS 225 Psychology of Aging 3
GPS 230 Psych. and Social Aspects of Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 231 Psychological Testing 3
GPS 232 Behavior Management in Developmental Disabilities 3
GPS 315 Motivation and Personality 3
GPS 317 Human Sexuality 3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior 3
GPS 325 Psychology of Minority Families 3
GPS 330 Psychology of Minority Women 3
GPS 345 Health Psychology 3
GPS 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
GPS 420 Obesity and Eating Disorders 3
GPS 485 Internship in Psychology 3

Other approved Psychology electives

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