Bachelor of Science in Psychology (School Psychology Accelerated Track)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-123   
Major: 41-42 sch   

PSYCH.BS       CIP Code: 42.0101.00

This track is intended for students who enter TWU with less than 24 hours.  Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to remain on this accelerated track.  Students must take the GRE in the Fall of their Junior Year and apply to the TWU Specialist in School Psychology Program in the Spring of their Junior year through the department.  If admitted at the departmental level, students must also apply through the graduate school in the Spring of their Senior year.  Please see the graduate catalog for information about applying.

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 3061Research Team III (Psychology Elective)1
PSY 3071Research Team IV (Psychology Elective)1
PSY 4071Research Team VI (Psychology Elective)1
PSY 4183Global Perspectives in Psychology (GP)3
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
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
PSY 3943Psychological Tests and Measurements3
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
Advanced PSY Elective (3000 or above)3
Total Semester Credit Hours41

Departmental Requirements

MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (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
Labs for core Life/Physical Sciences (if co-requisite of core science course)2
Natural Science (Choose one of the following)3-4
Human Biology
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
General Life Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Choose one of the following:3
Ethics
Bioethics
Ethics and Feminism
Electives as needed
Total Semester Credit Hours20-21
Graduate Courses (see advisor upon admission to TWU Specialist in School Psychology Program)21
Total Semester Credit Hours21

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
PSY 1082Psychology of Adjustment PSYC 23152
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SummerTCCN
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours 6
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Natural Science w/Lab for Major (see advisor)3-4
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3061Research Team III1
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14-15
SpringTCCN
Elective3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core3-4
PSY 3071Research Team IV1
PSY 3943Psychological Tests and Measurements3
 Semester Credit Hours 13-14
SummerTCCN
Life/Physical Science Core3-4
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
 Semester Credit Hours 6-7
Third Year
FallTCCN
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
PSY 4183 (GP)Global Perspectives in Psychology3
PSY 4071Research Team VI1
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
Advanced PSY Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SpringTCCN
Applied PSY Electives from Cluster A (see advisor for selection)3
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
Elective3
PHIL 3053, 3073, or 3083Ethics PHIL 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SummerTCCN
Elective4
 Semester Credit Hours 4
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Graduate Coursework Graduate Courses (see advisor upon admission to TWU Specialist in School Psychology Program)11
 Semester Credit Hours 11
SpringTCCN
Graduate Coursework Graduate Courses (see advisor upon admission to TWU Specialist in School Psychology Program)10
 Semester Credit Hours 10
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120-123

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.