Texas Tech University Overview of Psychology BA Program Bachelor of Arts Psychology Courses – 35 hours Core (11 hours) Groups (18 hours) Electives (6 hours) Minor (~18 hours – some minors are more) General Arts & Sciences Requirements
Texas Tech University Psychology Core Requirements General Psychology – PSY 1300 Statistics – PSY 2400 Prerequisite for 3401 Can be taken concurrently, but requires permit from the psychology advisor Research Methods – PSY 3401 (Writing intensive)
Texas Tech University Psychology Groups (you must take at least one from each group): 1.Learning and cognition 2.Individual differences, personality, and social processes 3.Biological bases of behavior 4.Developmental bases in behavior 5.Applied professional psychology in community and practice settings 6.Additional courses in psychology
Texas Tech University Writing Intensive Requirement Complete 2 writing intensive Psychology courses Research Methods counts as one of the courses. The second course comes from groups or electives. Example: PSY 3318 (section 051) counts both as Group 4 and WI Different courses will be designated “writing intensive” (WI) each semester. How to tell a course is writing intensive…
Texas Tech University Writing Intensive Requirement WI courses have a section number of 051, 052, 053…
Texas Tech University Writing Intensive Requirement Not always available during the summer. Do not wait to take these courses! There is no way to predict which courses will be writing intensive, so get them done early while you still have options for groups and electives!
Texas Tech University Worksheet Unofficial Updated for every appointment. Reflects classes you have completed and classes you still need to take. Specifies courses that count for each group.
Texas Tech University Worksheet Refer to the Arts & Sciences general degree requirements handout to determine which courses fulfill each category.
Texas Tech University Arts & Sciences General Education Requirements This is updated every year. This is not the same as the list of core courses in the TTU catalog!
Texas Tech University Degree Plan Official form for Arts & Sciences Must be filed the semester you will reach 45 hours. Requires an appointment Most common hold NOT THE SAME AS A WORKSHEET! If minor is in Arts & Sciences electronic degree plans are available.
Texas Tech University Worksheet Unofficial for use at appointments.
Texas Tech University Degree Plan Official A&S document File the semester you will reach or pass 45 hours!
Texas Tech University Raiderlink and Registering Psychology department does NOT put holds on your record for registration advising. You are NOT required to see the advisor every semester. If you need help, you should make an advising appointment. Do not hesitate to register on your registration date just because you haven’t seen the advisor or can’t get an appointment before your registration date. Register based on your worksheet and what you know you need. You and the advisor can make any needed changes at your appointment.
Texas Tech University Intent to Graduate Arts & Sciences will ask you to file this when you file your degree plan. Can be changed if you graduate later than the planned date.
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