Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 03, 2022  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Psychology Major


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The major in psychology encourages students to explore a wide range of perspectives from the discipline in order to select areas for in-depth study. The department has identified a selection of different perspectives that are included in the introductory psychology course required of all majors. Students will also take a course in statistical methods, take at least one course in research methodology, and sample from clusters of courses with related perspectives. A total of 42 credits is required for a psychology major.

 

*REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR WILL CHANGE EFFECTIVE FALL 2013. PLEASE SEE 2013-2014 ONLINE CATALOGUE (TO BE POSTED JUNE 1, 2013)

Note:


PSY 346  does not fulfill the 300-level course requirement. PSY 395 and PSY 398  can fulfill the 300-level course requirement only if taken for 3 or 4 credits.

Students may repeat seminars for credit provided that the topic is different. However, at least two seminars with different course numbers must be taken in order to satisfy the seminar requirement. Also, the seminars, as well as PSY 252  or PSY 255 , must be taken at Goucher rather than in study-abroad programs or at other institutions.

Cluster courses: Four courses selected from the following clusters, as indicated:


Three elective courses:


Additional courses from the clusters or seminars may serve as electives, as well as any other courses in psychology. Students will select additional course work and experiences that support their individual development goals in collaboration with their advisors. Students are encouraged to both broaden and deepen their study by taking advantage of opportunities for independent study and research, internships, study abroad, interdisciplinary and interinstitutional course work, and senior level capstone experiences, such as seminars and theses.

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration to receive honors in the psychology major, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in psychology and have taken PSY 329 , PSY 395, PSY 398 , or completed a senior thesis in psychology. Honors recipients are selected from among those eligible by the Psychology Department faculty, based on relative strength of GPA in psychology and quality of independent study or thesis work.

Writing proficiency and computer proficiency for the major:


To fulfill the requirement of writing proficiency in the major, students must demonstrate proficiency in writing in either PSY 252  or PSY 255 . Computer proficiency can be obtained by successfully completing PSY 200  and PSY 252  or PSY 255 .

Requirements for Honors in the Major


 

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration to receive honors in the psychology major, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in psychology and have taken PSY 329, PSY 395, PSY 398, or completed a senior thesis in psychology. Honors recipients are selected from among those eligible by the Psychology Department faculty, based on relative strength of GPA in psychology and quality of independent study or thesis work.

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