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.
The BS degree also allows students to tailor their course work in a specific area of interest through one of five focus areas, or the creation of their own. Courses in the focus areas provide greater depth into a given domain in psychology.
Child Psychology Cognitive/Neuroscience Health Psychology Social/Multicultural Other - a unique focus area created by a student and faculty advisor with approval of the department chair
The General Education requirements are the same as for the BA degree, with the following exceptionsinclude:
6 credits of English Communication (one must be WRT 106 or WRT 333, may take both) 6 credits of Mathematics 3 credits in Fine Arts 3 credits in Literature 6 credits each in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences (BIO 101 or 105 required) (must be from 2 different departments per area) Complete the A&S BA requirement for Foreign Languages
Students should complete 42 credits of courses numbered 300 or higher. 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).
experiential learning page for more information on the PSY 489 course. Other experiential options may be taken, if desired, in addition to PSY 489.
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 BS degree in Psychology is an ideal major for students contemplating admission to medical school or graduate school for further study in related social science fields. Students are also well prepared for careers in a number of areas such as education, government, research, and the private sector post graduation. BS students also could consider a minor or second major in a related field (e.g. for interests in neuroscience, options in biology or chemistry, for interests in social/multicultural, options in sociology, nonviolence and peace studies, or in gender and women's studies).advising worksheet to help your courses.
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