2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (B.S.)


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College of Sciences
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building (PSY), Room: 301
https://sciences.ucf.edu/psychology

Psychology Advising Center, PSY 250
psychadvising@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2219

Psychology (B.S.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 21 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Psychology Department
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course used to satisfy the CPP, Core Requirements, Restricted Electives and Science Electives.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements. If additional Psychology courses are taken beyond the minimum required (e.g. additional restricted electives), those courses will be included in the GPA calculation.
  • Students can select only one Track.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior approval
  • Additional requirements exist for students pursuing the Honors in the Major program.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Certain courses may be selected in the GEP for this major bringing the total GEP hours to more than 36. 
  • At least one course completed in each Foundation area must be a designated State General Education Core Course.

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


You may substitute a higher level math with appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test, see: https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/.

Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Select one:

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Sciences: (3 Credit Hours)


Political Science/Economics (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Biology (3 Credit Hours)


Select one of the following. If additional biology courses are planned, select BSC 2010C.

Physical or Chemical: (3 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (3 Credit Hours)


  • See “Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses” for possible substitutes for the courses listed below.

Psychology:


Biology:


If additional biology courses are planned, select BSC 2010C.

Statistics:


Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • Most courses specifically identified in the preceding Common Program Prerequisites section of this catalog are also required in the Basic Core, and must be taken.

Psychology:


Biology:


Statistics:


Restricted Electives


Diversity Restricted Electives: (3 Credit Hours)


Select one course from the following:


Psychology Tracks 15-16 hrs


  • Choose one of the following tracks.

Track 1: Clinical Psychology (15 to 16 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.

Track 2: Experimental (15 to 16 Credit Hours):


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 5 of the following courses (15 to 16 Credit Hours):

Track 3: General (15 to 16 Credit Hours)


Select any 5 courses from those taught by the Psychology department (15 to 16 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.

NOTE: The following courses will NOT fulfill the General Track.

Track 4: Human Factors Psychology (15 to 16 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 4 of the following courses (12 to 13 Credit Hours):

Track 5: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (15 to 16 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Select 4 of the following courses (12 to 13 Credit Hours)

Track 6: Neuroscience (15 to 16 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course used to complete this track.
Required:

Select 4 of the following courses (12 to 13 Credit Hours):

Math/Science Electives: (6 Credit Hours)


Select from the following:


Students must meet the course prerequisites for any course they select. See course listing for prerequisites.

Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language or in American Sign Language (ASL). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used. ASL proficiency is met by successful completion of ASL 2140 and ASL 2150 or an appropriate score on the ASL proficiency exam. Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/) regarding the ASL proficiency examination.

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each course used to satisfy the CPP, Core Requirements, Restricted Electives and Science Electives.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all courses satisfying major requirements. If additional Psychology courses are taken beyond the minimum required (e.g., additional restricted electives), those courses will be included in the GPA calculation.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

Additional Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

  • The Honors in Psychology is available to majors who show outstanding scholarship and promise in psychology.
  • Apply and be accepted into the program through the department and The Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Earn an overall UCF GPA above 3.2.
  • All grades in Psychology courses must be a “B” (3.0) or higher.
  • Have a Psychology GPA above 3.5, based on at least 11 credits, including the following course.

Related Programs

Certificates

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Visit the Psychology Advising Center (PSY 250); walk-in advising available Monday and Friday from 9 to 5.
  • Contact your college advisor in the College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) office (CSB 250) for more information about overall progress toward your degree, GEP and other university requirements, academic probation, special problems as well as general academic advising.

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • Submit your requests for course evaluations at https://sciences.ucf.edu/cosas/ and click on “COS Course Evaluation”.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions for common program prerequisites are acceptable if taken prior to transferring to UCF:
    • Biology: any lower level BSC course or ZOO X010 will satisfy the CPP. However, BSC 1005 or BSC 2010C is required in the core and still must be taken. In addition, the advanced course is a prerequisite for some courses.
    • Statistics; any lower level STA course will satisfy the CPP. However, STA 2014 or STA 2023 is required in the core and still must be taken. In addition, they are prerequisites for some courses.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $13.00 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $26 per term

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements.
  • Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Use your Pegasus Path planning tool in your myUCF portal to plan your courses through to graduation.
  • Although all classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (4 Credits)


  • Foreign Language (XXX1120) Credit Hours: 4

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)


  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


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