Psychology*

Description
Psychology
is the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of individuals and groups. The study of psychology includes basic and applied courses in the subfields of clinical, developmental, organizational, cross-cultural and social psychology, cognitive systems and behavioral neuroscience. The psychology concentration prepares students for immediate employment, as well as for admission to graduate and professional schools. The program emphasizes the development of wide-ranging skills in critical thinking and reasoning, quantitative and qualitative research methods, working collaboratively on teams and presentation of information in oral and written form.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better.
  • Maximum of 3 upper division hours of PGS 399, PGS 499 and PSY 499 may be used.
  • * Course Prerequisites: Must have completed PSY 290 with a grade of C or greater.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.

 Foundations of Psychological Science - 10 credit hours

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology, SB (3)M

PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics, CS (3)(Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; MAT 119, 170, 242, 243, 251, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 272, 274, 290 or 291 with C or better) Note: STP 226, ECN 221, JUS 302, POS 401, PSY 231, QBA 221, or SOC 390 accepted as alteratives to PSY 230

PSY 290 Research Methods, L or SG (4)(Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; ECN 221, JUS 302, POS 401, PSY 230, 231, QBA 221, SOC 390 or STP 226 with C or better)

Social & Developmental Core - 3 credit hours
Choose 1 course from the following:

PSY 315 Personality Theory and Research, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 45 hours OR PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 341 Developmental Psychology, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 45 hours OR PSY 290 with C or better)

PSY 350 Social Psychology, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only PSY 351 (PGS 351) or PSY 350 (PGS 350))

Neuroscience Core - 6 credit hours
Choose 2 courses from the following:

PSY 320 Learning and Motivation (3)*

PSY 323 Sensation and Perception (3)*

PSY 324 Memory and Cognition (3)*

PSY 325 Physiological Psychology (3) (Prerequisites: PSY 290 or 2 of the following courses with C or better: BIO 181 (or 188), 182 (or 187), 201, 202)

PSY 330 Statistical Methods, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): ECN 221, JUS 302, POS 401, PSY 230, PSY 231, SBS 304, SOC 390, or STP 226 with C or better OR Visiting University Student)

PSY 360 Cognitive Science (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 with C or better OR Visiting University Student)

PSY 369 Biology of Human Sexuality (3) (Prerequisites: PSY (PGS) 101 with C or better; completed one semester of Biology)

PSY 470 Psychopharmacology (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 325 AND one of the following: BIO 181 (or 188), 182 (or 187), 201, 202, ZOL 201 or ZOL 202 AND one of the following: CHM 113, 114, 115, 116, 117 or 118, with C or better)

Psychology Upper Division elective 3 hours maximum
Select in consultation with an advisor.

PSY 300 level
PSY 400 level

Maximum 3 Hours of PSY 399 and PSY 499 may be used.

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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Downtown Phoenix
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DARs Code

DARs Code

ASPGSCON

College/School

College/School

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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