Sample Degree Pathway for Psychology - Developmental Disabilities Concentration


For students who entered fall 2017 to spring 2018. 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
PSYC.1010Intro to Psychological Science3
MATH.xxxxMath Persp. (MATH)
3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 1 & Culture
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar41
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
PSYC.2600Child and Adolescent Dev.3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 2 & Culture
3
Total16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.2690Research I: Methods (IL)13
PSYC.2320 /
PSYC.2720
Personality or Abnormal Psych53
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
4
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 3 & Culture  or World Ready Elective3
3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.2090 /
PSYC.2550
Social Psych. / Community Psych. (DCA)
3
PSYC.27xxBasic Processes Elective2
3
PSYC.2010Professional Development in Psychology1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture  or World Ready Elective3
3
Total16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.3690Research II: Statistics (QL)13
PSYC.3600 /
PSYC.3610
Adult Dev. & Aging / Develop. Psychopathology5
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxxWorld Ready Elective3 or Free Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.3750Research III: Laboratory (CTPS), (AIL)
3
PSYC.3630Introduction to Disability Studies
3
PSYC.3620Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.47xxAdvanced Seminar (with relevance to field of disability) (SRE), (WOC)3
PSYC.4800Concentration Practicum 1
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
PSYC.4810Concentration Practicum 2
3
xxxx.xxxxPsych. or Free Elective
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Students must earn a grade of C or higher.

2Choose from PSYC.2730, PSYC.2760, PSYC.2770 or PSYC.2780.

3World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog. The World Language requirement can be met with Sign Language. Contact the Psychology Chair for more information on this option.

4Required for entering Freshmen in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

5Students who choose to focus on adults select PSYC.2720 and PSYC.3600; students who choose to focus on children and adolescents select PSYC.2320 or PSYC.2720 and select PSYC.3610.

A major in Psychology consists of 36-54 psychology credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level or higher. Students transferring to the college and wishing to major in Psychology must make individual arrangements with the department chairperson regarding satisfaction of major course requirements. To graduate with a Psychology degree, students must have a 2.2 GPA in psychology courses and an overall minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes in the major are met as follows:

  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) is met by taking PSYC.2090 or PSYC.2550
  • Information Literacy (IL) is met by taking PSYC.2690
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) is met by taking PSYC.47xx
  • Written and Oral Communication (emphasizing Writing in the Discipline) (WOC) is met by taking PSYC.47xx
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) is met by taking PSYC.3750
  • Applied and Integrative Learning (AIL) is met by taking PSYC.3750
  • Quantitative Literacy (QL) is met by taking PSYC.3690

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty adviser to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Psychology Major Requirements

Last updated: 03/08/2019