University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Psychology for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Courses
PSYC-200General Psychology4
PSYC-202Writing Intensive Program: Statistics And Research Methods I3
PSYC-302Statistics And Research Methods II3
Select one course from each of the following Core Areas (Five Total Courses):15
Cognitive Core:
Theories Of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Core:
Psychology Of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Developmental Core:
Developmental Psychology
Physiological Core:
Physiological Psychology
Human Perception
Social Core:
Social Psychology
One Diverse Experience Course (Students must meet with advisor for list of approved courses)3
Two electives in psychology (200 or 300 level, up to one 200 level may be used)6
Select one of the following Lab courses:5
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Tests And Measurements
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Child Development
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Personality Development
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Clinical
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Physiological Psychology
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Social Psychology
Laboratory, Research Methods In Psychology: Perception
PSYC-385Capstone Seminar2
Senior Capstone Project (proposed in advance with assistance from your faculty advisor and approved by department chairperson)5
Total Hours46

NOTES: Psychology courses used as electives within the major must be at the 200 or 300 level. No more than one 200 level course may be used here.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
FYE Course3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Natural Science3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
PSYC-200General Psychology4
General Education-Fine Arts3
General Education-Natural Science3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours16
Second Year
Term 1
PSYC-202Writing Intensive Program: Statistics And Research Methods I3
PSYC Elective (200 or 300 level) 3
General Education-Natural Science (Lab)3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PSYC-302Statistics And Research Methods II3
PSYC Developmental Core 3
General Education-Fine Arts3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
PSYC Social Core 3
PSYC Cognitive Core 3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PSYC Physiological Core 3
PSYC Clinical Core 3
General Education-Human Relations3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
PSYC Lab5
PSYC Diverse Experience Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours17
Term 2
PSYC Capstone 5
PSYC Elective (300-level) 3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours17
 Total Hours: 125