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Major

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At St. Kate's, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in psychology or our unique 3+3 psychology and physical therapy dual degree.

You may also pursue psychology as a second major or minor in conjunction with a professional program at St. Kate's such as education, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
PSYC 1001: General Psychology
BIOL 1210: General Biology I
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
PSYC: Elective I
BIOL 1220: General Biology II
HIST: History course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
PSYC: Elective II
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
PSYC 2850: Seminar I
PSYC 2050: Statistics
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*

Fall
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
PSYC: 3000-level Lab I
PSYC 3010: Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 3020 Personality Theories
Elective

Winter
PSYC: 3000-level Lab II
Elective
Elective
Elective

Fall
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
PSYC 4220: History and Systems
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
Elective

Winter
PSYC 4850: Seminar II
Elective
Elective
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing requirements

Psychology majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors in course assignments throughout the departmental curriculum, rather than in a single course. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).