Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Physical Therapy)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-139   
Major: 44-45 sch    Minor (optional)

PSYCH.BS       CIP Code: 42.0101.00

The Pre-Physical Therapy Track is designed to prepare students for advanced degree work in allied health fields such as Physical Therapy.  Prerequisites for admission in the Physical Therapy Program at TWU are included within the degree plan.  Please see the graduate catalog for more information about admission into the Physical Therapy program at TWU.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
PSY 2023Social Psychology3
PSY 2303Applied Statistics3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 4013Health Psychology3
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
PSY Electives (2000 level or higher)6
PSY Electives (3000 level or higher)3
Applied Psychology Electives (Cluster A: PSY 3163/3161, PSY 3933, PSY 4013, PSY 4023, PSY 4183, PSY 4153, PSY 4173, PSY 4763, PSY 4933)3
Basic Psychology (Cluster B; PSY/PHIL 3123, PSY 3333, PSY 3943, PSY 4103/4101, PSY 4113, PSY 4133)3
Total Semester Credit Hours44

Departmental Requirements

BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1143
PHYS 1141
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
4
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
ZOOL 2011Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
ZOOL 2013Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
ZOOL 2021Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
ZOOL 2023Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
PHIL 3053Ethics (or PHIL 3073)3
or PHIL 3083 Ethics and Feminism
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I (may be applied from core)3
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I (may be applied from core)3
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II (may be applied from core)3
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
PSY 3733Psychology of Women (may be applied from core)3
or WS 3733 Psychology of Women
Total Semester Credit Hours53
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411) and ( CHEM 1111)4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314, MATH 14143
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412) and ( CHEM 1112)4
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
( BIOL 1307, BIOL 1407) and ( BIOL 1107)4
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Third Year
FallTCCN
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
( PHYS 1301, PHYS 1401) and ( PHYS 1101)4
HS 3033Medical Terminology 3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology 4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women 3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
PHYS 1143
PHYS 1141
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
( PHYS 1302, PHYS 1402) and ( PHYS 1102)4
ZOOL 2013Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 2301, BIOL 24013
ZOOL 2011Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory BIOL 21011
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives3
PSY 4013Health Psychology 3
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology 3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
ZOOL 2021Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory BIOL 21021
ZOOL 2023Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 2302, BIOL 24023
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Bioethics  
Ethics and Feminism  
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives3
Minor or Elective1
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

Please Note:  3 semester credit hour Global Perspectives graduation requirement must be obtained through core courses, PSY 4183, or elective semester credit hours. Must meet 36 advanced semester credit hour requirement.