Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Counseling Psychology Accelerated Track)

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Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-125
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 Master's in Counseling 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
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 III1
PSY 4071Research Team VI1
PSY 3071Research Team IV1
PSY 4183Global Perspectives in Psychology (GP)3
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
Applied Psychology Electives from Cluster A (see advisor)3
PSY 3943Psychological Tests and Measurements3
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
Advanced PSY Elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours41

Departmental Requirements

Labs for core Life/Physical Sciences2
Natural Science for Major (see Advisor)3-4
PHIL 3053Ethics3
or PHIL 3073 Bioethics
or PHIL 3083 Ethics and Feminism
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
Electives as needed
Total Semester Credit Hours20-21

Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses (see advisor upon admission to TWU M.A. in Counseling 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
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology 3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
 Semester Credit Hours 15
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 6
Second Year
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Natural Science w/Lab for Major (see advisor)3-4
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology 4
PSY 3061Research Team III 1
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14-15
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core 3-4
PSY 3071Research Team IV 1
PSY 3943Psychological Tests and Measurements 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13-14
Life/Physical Science Core3-4
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
 Semester Credit Hours 6-7
Third Year
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 4183Global Perspectives in Psychology 3
PSY 4071Research Team VI 1
Advanced PSY Elective3
PSY 3733Psychology of Women 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
Applied Psychology Elective from Cluster A (see advisor for selection)3
PHIL 3053, 3073, or 3083Ethics PHIL 23063
 Semester Credit Hours 13
 Semester Credit Hours 4
Fourth Year
Graduate Coursework12-13
 Semester Credit Hours 12-13
Graduate Coursework9-10
 Semester Credit Hours 9-10
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120-125