General Education - Distributive Learning 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

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.

At least 3
*

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 of the following:3
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
Select one course from each of the following areas:9
Core A:
Physiological Psychology
Theories Of Learning
Human Perception
Cognitive Psychology
Core B:
Psychology Of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Core C:
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Two electives in psychology (200 or 300 level, up to one 200 level may be used)6
Senior Capstone Project (proposed in advance with assistance from your faculty advisor and approved by department chairperson)3
Total Hours31

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
300-Level PSYC Elective3
General Education-Natural Science (Lab)3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
Elective/Minor3
General Education-Fine Arts3
General Education-Social/Behavioral3
PSYC Core B3
PSYC-302Statistics And Research Methods II3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
PSYC Core A3
PSYC Core C3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PSYC Lab3
General Education-Human Relations3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
PSYC Capstone Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 121