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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology
Effective Term: Fall 2013
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

Psychology may be defined as the scientific study of the behavior of humans and animals. The goal of the Department of Psychology is to help students understand the history, methods, and philosophy of the differing approaches to the study of behavior. The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Psychology is distinguished by its liberal arts emphasis. Students who complete the BA satisfy the degree requirements by taking courses that advance their study of human and animal behavior. Students will acquire linguistic competency in a second language, engage in problem-solving, and critical thinking. Visit the Psychology Department webpage for additional information. Students should also consult a Psychology Department faculty member for questions related to the major and continuing their education in the field of psychology. Free Electives should be selected within the student's area of interest, in consultation with a psychology department faculty member. Click on the Students tab of the Career Services webpage for major exploration information.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. General Education Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). BA in Psychology students will satisfy 3 semester hours of Introductory Social Science General Education, 3 semester hours of General Education Mathematics and 4 semester hours of Natural Science with Program Prerequisites. When selecting the Philosophy requirement for General Eduction Humanites, students are strongly encouraged to take PHI 2010 Reasoning and Critical Thinking.

  • All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher. Students opting to complete the 8 semester hours of foreign language must select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German or American Sign Language. Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring. Foreign Culture (FC) Option: students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option to take foreign culture courses instead of college level foreign language. Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title. A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office. Consult your Academic Advisor regarding options.

  • A minor is required for this degree. The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major. See a list of minors in the undergraduate catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your academic advisor to declare a minor. Double majors are exempt from a minor.

  • No more than 3 semester hours in Directed Individual Study, Supervised Research, Honors Research or Practicum may be used as Major Elective hours. Additional hours in these courses may be taken as Free Electives.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
Select a Biology course (Recommend BSC1005C - Satisfies 4  
General Ed Natural Science and Program Prerequisite)  
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (Satisfies General Ed Introductory Social 3  
Science and Program Prerequisite)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 2  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select one: additional 1000/2000 Level Psychology 3  
Course (Recommend DEP2002 Child/Adolescent Psych  
Other Prefix options: CLP/DEP/EAB/EXP/INP/PCO/PPE/PSB/PSY)  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (Satisfies General Education Math and Program Prerequisite) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology Minimum Grade C
  Additional Psychology Course at 1000/2000 level Min Grade C
  Elementary Statistics Course Minimum Grade C
  Biology Course Minimum Grade C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
PSY3021 Prof Opportunities in PSYC (Course is Graded as Pass/Fail) 1  
PSY3213 Research Methods in Psychology (Must be completed prior to Experimental Psychology Course) 3  
PSY3213L Research Methods Lab (Must be completed prior to Experimental Psychology Course) 1  
Select a Major Requirement (See approved list of 3  
Psychology Major Requirements in the university catalog)  
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
Select a Foreign Language OR Foreign Culture Course 3 - 4  
(Consult your Academic Advisor regarding options)  
Total Hours: 14 - 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select one Experimental Psych Course (See 4   Research Mthds in Psych with Lab Min Grades C
approved list of courses in the university catalog)   PSY3021 Prof Opportunities in PSYC Minimum Grade P
Select a 3000/4000 Major Elective (Prefixes: 3   General Education Requirements
CBH/CLP/DEP/EAB/EXP/INP/PCO/PPE/PSB/PSY/SOP)  
Select a Major Requirement (See approved list of 3  
Psychology Major Requirements in the university catalog)  
Select a Major Requirement (See approved list of 3  
Psychology Major Requirements in the university catalog)  
Select a Foreign Language OR Foreign Culture Course 3 - 4  
(Consult your Academic Advisor regarding options)  
Total Hours: 16 - 17
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a 3000/4000 Major Elective (Prefixes: 3   Complete one Experimental Psychology Course Minimum Grade C
CBH/CLP/DEP/EAB/EXP/INP/PCO/PPE/PSB/PSY/SOP)  
Select a Major Requirement (See approved list of 3  
Psychology Major Requirements in the university catalog)  
Select a Major Requirement (See approved list of 3  
Psychology Major Requirements in the university catalog)  
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a 3000/4000 Major Elective (Prefixes: 3  
CBH/CLP/DEP/EAB/EXP/INP/PCO/PPE/PSB/PSY/SOP)  
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Select a 3000/4000 level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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