Here you will find everything you need to know to plan your degree, including a course selection worksheet, course categories, course listings, and a 4-year planning table.
General Education requirements include 6 credits of English Communication, 3 credits of Mathematics, 3 credits in Fine Arts, 3 credits in Literature, 6 credits each in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences (must be from 2 different departments per area), and 6 credits of a foreign language. Note that courses selected must be included in the general education courses for the year the student first matriculated at URI (www.uri.edu/advising/gened). Students must complete 42 credits of courses numbered 300 or higher.
There are five course categories: Methods of Inquiry and Analysis, Topics Areas, Applied Knowledge, Experiential Practica and Internships, and Enrichment.
experiential learning page for more information on specific course options and past internship sites.
A guide to assist you in selecting both required courses, and elective courses in your area of interest. Areas include Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Behavioral, Business, Clinical, Child Development, Corrections, Crisis, Cultural, Experimental, Health Psychology, and Social Work.
The BA in Psychology serves students who wish to combine their psychology studies with that of another major as a means of supplementing the skills and background acquired in the program. For example, students wishing to teach may earn degrees in both education and psychology. Similarly, double majoring in criminology and psychology would prepare students for law school, forensic science, or a career in a social justice related field. Although it is possible to meet the requirements for entering professional schools with a BA degree, most students aiming toward medical study or a doctoral psychology program should consider following the BS curriculum. The BS degree and courses in biology, statistics, as well as research experience would facilitate admission to those types of advanced degree programs.
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