Psychology Department

LCCC Partnership

LCCC/Cleveland State Partnership:
ADVISING GUIDE for ASSOCIATE of ARTS LCCC/CSU UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP toward a BACHELORS DEGREE in PSYCHOLOGY

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

• ENGL 161-College Composition I (3 credits)
• PSYH 151-Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)*
• MTHM 151-College Mathematics or equivalent (3 credits)
• ARTS/HUMANITIES-ELECTIVE, see footnote (3 credits)
• SOCY 151-Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
• SDEV 101-The College Experience (1 credit)

TOTAL CREDITS: 16

SECOND SEMESTER

• ENGL 162-College Composition II (3 credits)*
• PSYH 251-Human Growth & Development (3 credits)*
• ARTS/HUMANITIES-ELECTIVE, see footnote (3 credits)
• LAB SCIENCE (4 credits)
• ELECTIVE (3 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS: 16

SECOND YEAR


FIRST SEMESTER

• Either PSYH 257 (Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits) or PSYH 261 (Social Psychology, 3 credits) or PSYH 263 (Personality Theories, 3 credits)*
• PSYH 271-Quantitative Methods in the Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)*
• SCIENCE (4 credits)
• ELECTIVE (3 credits)
• HSTR 265 or URBS 151 or ENGL 266 or SOCY 275-choose 1 from these Afro-American experience and human diversity courses (2/3 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS: 16/17

SECOND SEMESTER

• Either PSYH 257 (Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits) or PSYH 261 (Social Psychology, 3 credits) or PSYH 263 (Personality Theories, 3 credits)*
• PSYH 272-Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)*
• ARTS/HUMANITIES-ELECTIVE, see footnote (3 credits)
• ELECTIVE (5 credits)

* - indicates a prerequisite is required

ARTS/HUMANITIES: A total of 9 semester hours, representing TWO different disciplines is required by LCCC. CSU also requires 9 semester hours and specifies a Non-Western and a Western area. Review the following courses to meet LCCC and CSU requirements. You may take more than the minimum of 9 hours required.

COURSES THAT SATISFY LCCC AND CSU'S SPECIAL AREAS:

Western Culture and Civilization: ARTS 251, ENGL 261, 262, 269, HUMS 281, PHLY 151 (Additional courses which satisfy CSU, but DO NOT meet LCCC Arts/Humanities requirements: HSTR 151, 152, 161, 162, 265, 266, HUMS 261, 262)

Non-Western Culture and Civilization: PHLY 181, MUSC 262, (HSTR 261 & 262 will meet the CSU requirement, but NOT the LCCC Humanities requirement).

Choose any course from the LCCC Arts/Humanities Transfer Module

PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE: If you have completed PSYH 257, 261, and 263, one of these three-credit courses is considered an 60;elective61; course, and the other two constitute satisfaction of the Core A requirement.  All three courses are treated as counting toward a total of CSU upper-division course credit. Students must complete the NEW PSYH 272 course under semesters. The quarter course, PSYC 281, Experimental Psychology, WILL NOT be accepted by CSU as an equivalent to their required Psych Laboratory (PSY 412).

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

The CSU Foreign Language Requirement depends on how many years were completed in High School and if the student is a new freshman, Fall 1998, or enrolled under quarters and considered a "transitional" student (on quarters and switching to semesters).

  1. Completion of 3 years of the same high school foreign language: REQUIRED: Nothing
  2. Completion of 2 years of the same high school foreign language and a "transitional student" (started as a freshman before Fall 1998): REQUIRED: One year of foreign language at college level or two foreign culture courses.
  3. Completion of 2 years of the same high school foreign language and began college in the fall of 1998 (not "transitional"): REQUIRED: One year of a foreign language at the intermediate level.
  4. Fewer than 2 years of a foreign language completed in high school: REQUIRED:


a) one year of a foreign language at the college level to remove deficiency
b) fulfill foreign language/culture requirement (see 2 and 3 above).

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:

Two courses with a "C" or higher are required. No LCCC courses have been identified to date. CSU courses will provide this as part of the University Partnership.

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

If students have completed all the Psychology courses listed on the first page of this advising guide they will have fulfilled the Basic and Core A requirements for a psychology major at CSU plus two psychology electives. CSU will bring a selection of upper-divison course work (2 courses each semester) to fulfill Core B & C plus Psychology elective courses.

A minimum of 16 semester hours of CSU Psychology course work is required. A minimum of one course from Core B and C is required.

CORE B (4 credit hours)

• PSY 368-Perceptual Processes
• PSY 370-Psychology of Learning
• PSY 372-Memory and Cognition
• PSY 451- Human Performance
• PSY 479-History of Psychology

CORE C (4 credit hours)

• PSY 385-Motivation and Behavior
• PSY 481-Psychopharmacology
• PSY 482-Biological Basis of Behavior
• PSY 487-Brain and Cognition

BACHELOR OF ARTS REQUIREMENT

The requirement for the Bachelor of Arts is the completion of 42 semester credit hours of upper-division courses. 17 semester hours transfer from LCCC as upper-division course work: PSYH 257, 261, 263, 271, and 272. If you have taken ALL of these courses and the 16 minimum hours from CSU in Psychology, you will need a minimum of 9 more hours of upper-division CSU courses. You may then choose LCCC or CSU (Psychology or Liberal Studies) courses to reach the 128 semester hours required for graduation. Note that you must earn a grade of C or better for your PSY courses to count toward the major.

CAREER INFORMATION FOR PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS

Many employers recognize and appreciate that Psychology majors possess a broad understanding of human behavior, attitudes, and feelings. Consequently, the BA in Psychology is an attractive degree in many business and institutional settings, particularly where the job requirements involve interpersonal interaction and evaluation. Students who desire to work directly in psychological fields (e.g. as a psychologist or researcher) will need to continue their studies in graduate school and acquire an advanced degree (MA, Ph.D., or Psy.D.). Entrance into graduate programs in psychology is highly competitive; attractive applicants will have GPAs of 3.3 or higher and combined GRE scores of at least 1100. Ph.D. clinical programs are particularly selective and will typically require higher GPAs and GREs.

If you have questions:

• See an LCCC counselor or advisor

For career or Psychology course information, contact:

• LCCC professors, Dr. Mark McKinley (Ext. 7233) and Dr. Eulalio Gonzalez (Ext. 7235), in Room PS 106.
• CSU Psychology Department Office: (216) 687-2544.

 

 

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Dept. of Psychology
2300 Chester Rm 158
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
2300 Chester
Room 158
Phone: 216-687-2544
Fax: 216.687.9294
psychology@csuohio.edu


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