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Four Year Academic Pathways to Success -Bachelor of Science

    Psychology BS              Four Year Academic Pathway
                                          Year 1

Fall

Spring

Benchmark Requirements

Psyc 100

Bio 141

 

 

University Requirements

ENGL 100 (or equivalent) and a credit-bearing math course to be completed within the first year of academic study.

Credits Grade Credits Grade
Eng 100

3

Psyc 211

3

Math 155 or 155 (M)

4

Psyc 210 (SS)

3

Psyc 100 (SS)

4

Biol 141 (S)

4

GEP – AH

3

GEP – AH

3

PE

(1.5)

GEP – SS (Non-Psyc)

3

Total

14

Total

16

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Benchmark Requirements

 Biol 142

Chem 101 or 123

Chem 102 or 124

Credits Grade Credits Grade
Chem 101 or 123

4

Chem 102 or 124

3-4

Psyc MD* (200, 230 or 285)

3

Chem Lab (S+Lab)

2

Bio 142

4

Lower Level Elective

3

Lower Level Elective

3

Psyc MD* (200 or 300 Level)

3

GEP – AH

3

Total

14

Total

14-15

Year 3

Fall

Spring

Benchmark Requirements

Psyc 311

Psyc 300 Level Elective

Psyc 397 (Research)

 

 

 

 

Credits Grade Credits Grade
Psyc 397 (Research)

3

Psyc 397 (Research)

3

Psyc MD* (300 Level)

3

Psyc 311

4

Biol 302

4

300 Level Psyc Elective

3

Lang 101

4

Lang 102

4

Lower Level Elective

3

Lower Level Elective

3

Total

17

Total

17

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Benchmark Requirements 

Psyc 312

Psyc 400 Level Elective – WI

 

Credits Grade Credits Grade
Upper Level Elective

3

Upper Level Elective

3

Psyc 335

3

Upper Level Elective

3

Lang 201 (L)

4

PE

(1.5)

Psyc 312

4

Psyc MD* (300 Level)

3

Lower Level Elective

3

Psyc 370

3

 400 Level Psyc Elective (WI)      3

Total

17

Total

15

Total =124-125

 

Psychology BS                 Four Year Academic Pathway
University Requirements Major Requirements
GEP / GFR (pre Summer 2007 higher ed start)
Requirements: Course Credits Grade Benchmark Requirements Year Credits Grade
Arts & Humanities (AH) see Note below 3 Psyc 100

1

4

Arts & Humanities (AH) 3 Bio 141 (S)

1

4

Arts & Humanities (AH) 3 Bio 142

2

4

Social Sciences (SS) see Note below Psyc 100 3 Chem 101 or 123

2

4

Social Sciences (SS) Psyc 210 3 Chem 102 or 124 (S+lab)

2

5-6

Social Sciences (SS) 3 Psyc 211

1

3

Science (S) Bio 141 4 Psyc 311

3

4

 Science with Lab (S) Chem 124 3-4 Psyc 312

4

4

Lab 2 Psyc 300 Level Elective

3

3

Math (M)  [GFR = (MS)] Math 155 4 Psyc 397 – Research

3

6

Language (L) – through 201 level _      201 4  Psyc 400 Level Elective (WI)     4                 3
Global Culture (C) [GFR may replace w/ 2nd lang] 3
Global Culture (C) – GEP BA only 3
Writing Intensive (WI) 400 Level Psyc 3
Physical Ed (PE) – Institutional credit only 1.5
Physical Ed (PE) – Institutional credit only 1.5
Note: AH & SS from at least 2 disciplines for GEP/ AH & SS from at most 2 disciplines for GFR
Additional UMBC Graduation Requirements: Other Requirements:    Course Credits Grade
   At least 120 academic credits Psyc 210

3

   At least 30 credits earned at UMBC Psyc 335

3

   At least 45 upper level credits (300 and 400 level) Psyc 370

3

   At least 2.0 GPA Major Domain

1

3

Major Domain

1

3

Major Domain

1

3

Major Domain

1

3

Math 150 or 155

4

 

* One course from each of the following four Major Domains (MD) must be chosen.  Up to two of the four chosen domain courses may be at the 200 level.

 

Major Domain Acronyms Defined:

 

“SPA”      Social, Personality, and Abnormal

“D”          Development

“CDC”     Culture, Diversity, and Context

“A”          Applied

 

Please refer to our Major Requirements Checklist available on our website:  psychology.umbc.edu for further information.