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General Psychology Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

General Education Requirements

As a Capella Bachelor’s student, you need 45 quarter credits to satisfy your general education requirements. You’ll need to choose a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the categories below. You’ll also select an additional 21 quarter credits of your choosing from any of the categories.

ENG1000 English Composition 6 quarter credits
ENG2000 Research Writing 6 quarter credits
ENG3300 Business and Technical Writing 6 quarter credits
COM1000 Public Speaking 3 quarter credits†
COM2000 Intercultural Communication 6 quarter credits†
COM2050 Visual Design in Communications 3 quarter credits
COM3200 Leadership, Gender, and Communication 6 quarter credits
COM3700 Conflict Resolution 6 quarter credits
COM4100 Media and Culture 6 quarter credits

ART2000 Art History Survey 6 quarter credits
HUM1000 Introduction to the Humanities 6 quarter credits
HUM1055 Approaches to Studying Religions 3 quarter credits
HUM3300 Perspectives on World Religions 6 quarter credits
LIT2001 Introduction to Literature: Short Stories 3 quarter credits
LIT2100 Women's Literature 3 quarter credits
PHI1000 Introduction to Philosophy 6 quarter credits
PHI20001 Ethics 6 quarter credits
PHI2051 Bioethics and Society 3 quarter credits
PHI2100 Introduction to Logic 6 quarter credits
PHI3200 Ethics in Health Care 6 quarter credits

BIO10001 Human Biology 6 quarter credits
BIO1050 Biology and Society 3 quarter credits
BIO2000 Environmental Health 6 quarter credits
CHM1000 Chemistry for Changing Times 6 quarter credits
CHM1050 Chemistry and the Environment 3 quarter credits
PHY1000 Introduction to Astronomy 6 quarter credits
MAT1050 College Algebra 6 quarter credits
MAT1051 Pre-Calculus 6 quarter credits
MAT20013 Statistical Reasoning 6 quarter credits
MAT20504 Statistical Literacy 3 quarter credits
MAT20515* Discrete Mathematics 6 quarter credits

ECO1050 Microeconomics 6 quarter credits
ECO1051 Macroeconomics 6 quarter credits
HIS1000 Immigrants in the American City 3 quarter credits
HIS3200 History of Health Care in America 3 quarter credits
HIS4100 Critical Aspects of American History 3 quarter credits
PSYC10001 Introduction to Psychology 6 quarter credits
POL1000 The Politics of American Government 6 quarter credits
POL2000 Globalization 6 quarter credits
SOC1000 Introduction to Human Society 6 quarter credits
SOC2000 Cultural Diversity 6 quarter credits
SOC3400 Social Deviance 6 quarter credits

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Core Courses

Choose 45 quarter credits with a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each category; see General Education Courses

Required Courses

BIO1000 Human Biology 6 quarter credits
ENG1000 English Composition 6 quarter credits
MAT2001 Statistical Reasoning OR 6 quarter credits
MAT2002 Statistical Reasoning 6 quarter credits
PHI2000 Ethics 6 quarter credits
PSYC1000 Introduction to Psychology OR 6 quarter credits
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 6 quarter credits

Additional Program Requirements

PSYC1003† Developing Psychology Thinking 6 quarter credits

Core Courses

54 quarter credits

PSYC3003‡ Developing a Psychology Perspective OR 6 quarter credits
PSYC3002§ Developing a Psychology Perspective 6 quarter credits
PSYC3210* Human Lifespan Development 6 quarter credits
PSYC3500* Learning and Cognition 6 quarter credits
PSYC3520* Introduction to Social Psychology 6 quarter credits
PSYC3540* Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity 6 quarter credits
PSYC4100* History and Modern Systems of Psychology 6 quarter credits
PSYC4310* Biological Psychology 6 quarter credits
PSYC4600* Research Methods in Psychology 6 quarter credits
PSYC4700* Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 6 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

Choose an additional 12 quarter credits of psychology courses.

Elective Courses

Choose 63 credits of additional undergraduate courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter:

PSYC4900 Psychology Capstone Project 6 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

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