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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Community Social Psychology Concentration - Fall 2022 and Beyond

Sample Degree Pathway for Psychology - Community Social Psychology Concentration


For students who entered fall 2022 and beyond. 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total16
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
PSYC.2550Community Psychology (DCA)
3
WLxx.xxxxLanguage 2 & Culture3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PSYC.2690Research I: Methods (IL) (CTPS)13
PSYC.2600Child and Adolescent Development (SRE)
3
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 NameCredits
PSYC.2010Professional Development in Psychology
3
PSYC.2090Social Psychology
3
PSYC.27xxBasic Processes Elective23
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxxSTEM Persp. (STEM)3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 & Culture  or World Ready Elective3
3
Total18

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
PSYC.3690Research II: Statistics (QL)13
PSYC.3xxxPsychology Elective5
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 NameCredits
Total15
PSYC.2320 /
PSYC.2720
Psychology of Personality /
Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC.3/4xxxPsychology Elective3
PSYC.3xxxPsychology Elective5
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total15
PSYC.4800Concentration Practicum I3
PSYC.47xxAdvanced Seminar (AIL), (WOC)3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
Total12
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total Minimum Credits = 123  

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 for Psychology majors can be met with sign language courses taken at Northern Essex Community College (NECC). More information about this policy is available on the Psychology Department website. For information about the sign language courses and program at NECC, please visit NECC website. As with all off-campus courses, students taking sign language courses at NECC must complete a Prior Authorization for Off Campus Courses form.

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

5Choose from PSYC.3050, PSYC.3080, PSYC.3360, or PSYC.3450.

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 concentration as part of the Psychology degree, student must have both an overall GPA and a Psychology GPA of at least a 3.000.

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.