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Undergraduate Program: BA

Four-Year Planning Table

The following table provides a general guide for planning your course registration over a 4-year college career. Note that this path is only a guide, and several other alternatives are possible; individual students should consult with their advisors to construct a plan that meets their unique needs

Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Freshman PSY 113
Foreign Language
English Communication
Basic Liberal Studies(e.g., Fine Arts)
Mathematics
PSY 232 or 235 or 254
Foreign Language
Writing
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Literature)
Elective
Sophomore PSY 232 or 235 or 254
Elective or PSY 2001
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Letters)
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Natural Science)
Elective
PSY 200 or PSY 3011
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Social Science)2
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Natural Science)
Elective
Elective
Junior PSY 301 or Elective
PSY 300-level
(e.g., Topic Area)
PSY 300-level
(e.g., Applied Knowledge)
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Social Science)2
Elective3
PSY 300- or 400-level
(e.g., Topic Area)
Basic Liberal Studies
(e.g., Letters)
Elective
Elective
Elective
Senior PSY 400-level
(e.g., Experiential Area)
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
PSY 400-level
(e.g., Topic Area)
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

1 Psy 113 and the Mathematics General Education requirement are prerequisites for Psy 200. Psy 200 is a prerequisite for Psy 301.

2 No course taken in your major (i.e., Psychology) can be used to fill a Basic Liberal Studies requirement.

3 In your junior or senior year you should consider a practicum, internship, or research experience. There are courses in psychology that make this possible (e.g., PSY 305, 489, and 499). The URIntern Program offers internships for 6-15 credits in a semester; thus, if you are interested in this option it is important to plan ahead to leave room in your schedule for those credits.

Note: Students earning the BA degree many take up to 47 credits of Psychology courses. Therefore, instead of taking electives, students may choose to take additional Psychology courses. An alternative is to pursue a minor or second major in another department.