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PsychologyPsychological Sciences The Psychology Department of Psychological Sciences recommends that its majors take a broad selection of psychology courses and electives to obtain a well-rounded introduction to the science. The Department encourages students to participate in its research activities, including laboratory courses, research seminars, and independent study experiences.
The Department advises students planning to major in psychology to secure a background in the basic sciences and relevant social sciences, preferably before their junior year. Suggested courses include BIOL 1102, 1107, or 1108;
ANTH 1006 or 2000; and SOCI 1001. If at all possible, majors should take STAT 1100Q (or 1000Q) by their third semester.
A maximum of seven 2000-level or above transfer credits in Psychology psychology may count toward the major upon approval of the Transfer Coordinator in Psychologythe Department of Psychological Sciences.
Up to three credits of PSYC 3889 or 3899 can be used, and PSYC 3880 cannot be used.
CLAS All Psychology Department of Psychological Sciences majors are required to take two introductory-level psychology
courses - General Psychology I (PSYC 1100) and either General Psychology II (1101) or General Psychology II (Enhanced) (1103) - followed by at least 25 2000-level or above psychology credits, which are grouped as follows:
Foundation PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ Area I. Social, Developmental, Clinical, &and Industrial/Organizational PSYC 2300 or 2300W, 2301, 2400, 2600, 2700 Area II. Experimental &and Behavioral Neuroscience PSYC 2200, 2500, 2501, 3201, 3500, 3501 Area III. Cross Area (I and II) PSYC 2110, 2201, 3100 or 3100/W, 3102, 3105, 3400, 3601 or 3601W Area IV. Advanced &and Specialty Lecture Courses (includes Area III courses except for 3100 and 3100/W) PSYC 2101, 2110, 2201, 2701, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106 or 3106W, 3200 or 3200/W, 3300 or 3300W, 3301, 3370, 3400, 3402W, 3470 or 3470W, 3502, 3503, 3600 or 3600W, 3601 or 3601W, 3670 or 3670/W, 3770, 3883, 3884, Laboratory Courses Commented [HM74]: Archived (5-YR): 3106W, PSYC 3150, 3250 or 3250W, 3251, 3252, 3253, 3350W, 3450W, 3550W, 3551W, 3552, 3750W 3250, 3300W, 3370, 3402W, 3470W, 3600W, 3601W, Research 3750W. Archived courses included in CLAS C&C PSYC 3889, 3899, 4197W 10/13/15 copy have been removed.
After completing PSYC 1100 and 1101 (or 1103), students must select one of our tracks for their major: 1. Bachelor of
Arts: Standard, 2. Bachelor of Science: Standard, 3. Bachelor of Arts: Research Concentration, 4. Bachelor of Science:
Research Concentration, 5. Bachelor of Arts: Honors, 6. Bachelor of Science: Honors
The requirements for each of these tracks are as follows:
Bachelor of Arts: Standard 25 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, One one Area III course, Two two other 2000-level or above PSYC courses from any areas, 12 related 2000-level or above non-PSYC credits Bachelor of Science: Standard 25 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, One one Area III course, Two two Area IV laboratory courses, 12 related 2000-level or above non-PSYC credits Bachelor of Arts: Research Concentration 31 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, 3100 from Area III, Two two Area IV courses (lecture and/or laboratory), Three three credits of Area IV research, One one other 2000-level or above PSYC course from any area, 12 related 2000-level or above non-PSYC credits Bachelor of Science: Research Concentration 31 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, 3100 from Area III, Two two Area IV laboratory courses, Three three credits of Area IV research, One one other 2000-level or above PSYC course from any area, 12 related 2000-level or above non-PSYC credits Bachelor of Arts: Honors (Available only to students accepted into the University Honors Program) 31 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, 3100 from Area III, Two two Area IV courses (lecture and/or laboratory), 3899 and 4197W from Area IV research, 12 related 2000-level or CLAS above non-PSYC credits Bachelor of Science: Honors (Available only to students accepted into the University Honors Program) 31 PSYC credits, including: 2100Q or 2100WQ, Two two Area I courses, Two two Area II courses, 3100 from Area III, Two two Area IV laboratory courses, 3899 and 4197W from Area IV research (4197W may be substituted for one of the laboratory courses. If substituted, student must take one other 2000-level or above PSYC course from any area.), 12 related 2000-level or above non-PSYC credits Related 2000-level or above non-psychology courses. At least 12 credits. Must be approved by advisor prior to registration. Because of content overlap, COMM 3100 (Persuasion), EPSY 3010 (Educational Psychology), and HDFS 2100 (Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence) may not be used.
Computer Technology To satisfy the computer technology competency, all students must pass PSYC 2100Q/2100WQ. Other courses that will further enhance competency in computer technology include PSYC 3250W, 3350W, 3450W, 3550W, 3889, 3899, and 4197W.
Information Literacy To satisfy the information literacy competency, all students must pass PSYC 2100Q/2100WQ. Other courses that will further enhance competency in information literacy include PSYC 1100, 1103, 3250W, 3350W, 3450W, 3550W, 3889, 3899, and 4197W.
Writing in the Major To satisfy the writing in the major requirement, all students must pass PSYC 2100WQ. Other courses that will further help students develop writing skills in psychological science are PSYC 2300W, 3100W, 3106W, 3200W, 3250W, Commented [HM75]: Archived (5-YR): 3106W, 3300W, 3350W, 3402W, 3450W, 3470W, 3550W, 3551W, 3600W, 3670W, 3750W, 3770W, and 4197W. For students who have taken PSYC 2100Q rather than 2100WQ, any 2000-level or above PSYC W course may be used to satisfy the 3300W, 3402W, 3470W, 3600W, 3750W writing in the major requirement.
There is a minor in PsychologyPsychological Sciences. A minor in Neuroscience is offered jointly by the Psychology Department of Psychological Sciences and the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology Department. Both programs are described in the Minors section.
The Department of Psychological Sciences Psychology also offers a joint-major with the Department of Linguistics. The Commented [HM76]: Name change and other description of the Linguistics-Psychology major appears under Linguistics.
minor edits: CLAS C&C 10/13/15. Provost (name change): 1/5/16 Sociology Sociology is an analytic discipline concerned with understanding people as creators of, and participants in, society. The field is broadly concerned with the study of modern society and its social organizations, institutions, groups, and social roles. Sociologists study social influences on human behavior, such as sexuality, ethnic identity, and religious belief, and how individuals become members of families and communities. The field is also concerned with social problems, especially all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality, and with poverty, crime, violence, and the threatened environment. Sociologists emphasize sources of social problems in the organization of society, public policies for their alleviation, and today’s questions of social justice. Finally, they study how individuals, both alone and working in groups, can change the society in which they live. A major in sociology opens many doors for careers and is excellent background for advanced training in a variety of other fields.
At least 24 credits of SOCI courses at the 2000-level or above are required:
Three specific courses are required of all majors: SOCI 3201, 3211Q, 3251. (Note: Students must take SOCI 1001, 1251, 1501 or 1701 prior to taking SOCI 3201, 3211Q, and 3251.) Passing SOCI 3201 satisfies the information literacy competency, and passing SOCI 3211Q satisfies the computer technology competency. The writing in the major requirement can be satisfied by passing any 2000 or 3000-level W course in Sociology.
At least one course must be taken from the following group: Inequality, Diversity, and Change (SOCI 2827, 3221, 3222, Commented [HM77]: Pending number change (to 3421, 3429, 3501, 3503, 3505, 3601, 3621, 3701, 3801, 3821, or 3825) 2503); CLAS 3/24/15 CLAS Twelve additional credits (usually four courses) must be taken from any 2000-level or above courses offered by the department, including those listed above. (Note: No more than three credits of SOCI 3990 can apply to the major).
A minor in Sociology is described in the “Minors” section.
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major is a pre-professional program within the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. It provides a broad overview of normal speech, language and hearing development. In addition a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders are introduced. This major permits the student to apply for graduate studies in one of two specialty areas: audiology or speech-language pathology.
Students who want to learn more about the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology, but are unsure about declaring the major are encouraged to take SLHS 1150. Students may declare the major by going to ppc.uconn.edu.
Successful completion of the B.A. degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences requires the following:
1. A total of 25 credits at the 2000-level or higher in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
2. Courses on normal development of speech, language, and hearing including: SLHS 2203, 2204, 2156Q, and 3247.
3. Courses on measurement and disorders of speech, language and hearing including: SLHS 3248, 4249 or 4249W, and two (2) of the following: SLHS 4245 or 4245W, 4251, or 4254 or 4254W.
4. Twelve (12) credits of related coursework. Related courses can be tailored to the interests and needs of the student but must be approved by a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences advisor.
5. Nine (9) credits of elective coursework. Elective courses can be any 2000- level or higher course of interest to the student.
6. Students must take one course in each of the following areas:
a. Statistics: STAT 2215Q b. Biological science: BIOL 1102,1107 or 1108 c. Physical science: PHYS 1010Q or PHYS 1075Q More advanced level courses may be substituted for the courses listed above.
7. It is recommended that students accumulate a total of 25 hours of approved observations of assessment and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders.
The information literacy competency is met by the successful completion of required courses.
To satisfy the writing requirement in the major, students must pass at least one course from SLHS 4245W, 4249W, or 4254W. Honors students may use SLHS 4296W to satisfy the writing requirement in the major.
Statistics The Department of Statistics offers work leading to degrees in theoretical and applied statistics.
At the undergraduate level, the department offers a major in statistics and a major in mathematics-statistics,. the The latter is offered jointly with the Mathematics Department.
STAT 3484 and 3494W may not be counted in the Statistics or the Mathematics-Statistics majors.
The statistics major requires 24 credits at the 2000-level or above in statistics, including STAT 3375Q and 3445. MATH 2210Q or 3210 is strongly recommended. Since STAT 3375Q has MATH 2110Q or 2130Q as a prerequisite, students should begin the calculus sequence as soon as possible.
Students without mathematical background who wish some skill in statistical methodology should take STAT 1100Q followed by 2215Q. Students interested in the statistical analysis of business and economic data should take STAT 1000Q followed by 2215Q. Students with the appropriate calculus prerequisite should take STAT 3025Q rather than STAT 1000Q or 1100Q and 2215Q. STAT 3115Q and 3515Q are appropriate continuations for each of these three introductory sequences. Students interested in statistics as a mathematical discipline should complete STAT 3375Q-3445.
Students who complete the requirements for the statistics major will satisfy the computer technology requirement. To satisfy the information literacy competency and writing in the major requirement, statistics majors must take the STAT Commented [HM78]: CLAS voted to drop STAT 3484 and 3494W sequence.