What courses should I take?
Following the recommended sequence for Psychology coursework, listed at the bottom of the page, is the best way to complete requirements for the major. Completing coursework for the University Bacc Core during your first two years lays a good foundation for the rest of your education, and gives you more freedom of choice later on. This is particularly true because many students change majors at some point.
Choices for completing the statistics requirement:
The first 4 credits of statistics can be satisfied by taking either ST 351, or both ST 201 & ST 211. The primary difference between these is that ST 211 is only offered as a 1 Credit, self-paced, workbook course. This means you go through a workbook taking tests whenever you feel ready. There are no class meetings, only scheduled Lab times when you can go and ask questions or take tests. ST 201 can be taken either as a self-paced, workbook course or as a regular classroom course. Examine whether you have the self-discipline and comfort level with math necessary to complete a self-paced course before choosing ST 201 & 211. Everyone takes Statistics 352, a regular classroom course, to satisfy the second 4 Credits.
It is recommended you complete the Bacc Core Math requirement before taking statistics. Most people find it easiest to take the statistics courses in consecutive terms. ST 351 is not usually offered in Spring. ST 352 is not usually offered in Fall. Both are often offered in Summer.
Recommended Sequence for Psychology Coursework:
* Frosh: PSY 201 & 202; BI 102 & 103
* Soph: PHL 121 or WR 327; ST 351 & 352
* Jr: PSY 301 & 3 Survey
* Sr: 1 Survey; 4 Adv. Courses; WIC