Suggested Course Sequencing for LVC Psychology Majors

The 4-year plan that appears below is a guide to aid students in course selection; individual preferences may lead students to deviate from this plan. In addition, PSY majors could easily complete a semester in LVC's Study Abroad program during Junior or Senior Year and still complete all graduation requirements within 4 years. Finally, students should consult their advisors each semester when planning their course schedules.



Year Fall Semester Spring Semester

FRESHMAN PSY 111/111L (4 credits) or PSY 112a (3 credits) PSY 111/111L (4) or PSY 112 (3)

ENG 111 or FYS 100 (3) ENG 112 (3)

GE: Foreign Language 101 or 201 (3) GE: Foreign Language 102 or 202 (3)

GE: MAS 100 or 170 (3) GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6 (3)

GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6b (3) GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6 (3)

Notes: aPSY Majors should complete the PSY 111/112 sequence during Freshman year; these courses have no prerequisites. In addition, they should be taken in different semesters, and they can be completed in either order (i.e., complete 111 in the Fall and 112 in the Spring or vice-versa), based on individual preferences.

bFor GE classes, students must complete 1 course from each of the six Areas, and 2 additional courses in any of the six Areas; no more than 2 courses from any one Area can be utilized for graduation requirements.




SOPHOMORE PSY 211/211L or PSY 212/212Lc (4) PSY 211/211L or PSY 212/212L (4)

PSY 201 (1) PSY 2XX (3)

PSY 2XXd, e (3) GE: Intercultural Diversity (3)

GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6 (3) Elective Course (3)

GE: Diversity Studies (3) Elective Course (3)

Notes: cPSY majors should complete the PSY 211/212 sequence during Sophomore year. These courses should be taken in different semesters, and can be completed in either order (i.e., complete 211 in the Fall and 212 in the Spring or vice-versa), based on individual preferences.

d2XX refers to any three credit 200-level PSY course.

eStudents must complete a total of 5 courses from the "Critical Subdisciplines" portion of the major (one of these courses must be at the 300-level) with at least one course from each area.




JUNIOR PSY 3XXf (3) PSY 2XX or 3XX (3)

PSY 3XX-Labg (1) PSY 310j (2)

PSY 443h (3) PSY 2XX or 3XX (3)

GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6 (3) GE: Disciplinary Perspectives (3)

GE: Liberal Studies Area 1, 2, 5, or 6 (3) Elective Course (3)

GE: Writing Electivei (3) Elective Course (3)

fNotes: 3XX refers to any three credit 300-level PSY course; one is required for the major.

gPSY majors must complete one 1-credit 300-level lab for the major.

hPSY 443 can be completed during any semester beginning with one’s JR year, assuming prerequisites are met.

iSome "Writing" courses also satisfy other requirements (e.g., PSY 211 and 443 meet the major requirements and WP requirements), so individual schedules will vary.

jPSY 310 must be completed prior to PSY 400 or 410.




SENIOR PSY 400 (3 credits minimum) or 410k (3) PSY 400 (3 credits minimum) or 410k (3)

PSY 2XX or 3XX (3) PSY 2XX or 3XX (3)

Elective Course (3) Elective Course (3)

Elective Course (3) Elective Course (3)

Elective Course (3)



Note: kPSY 400 or 410 can be completed, in any semester, once students have attained Junior standing and have completed PSY 310.