May 18, 2022
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Psychology - Social Science Concentration, BS
Program Code: 252*/252G
CIP Code: 42.0101
General Education Requirements (44 Hours)
Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major with departmental approval. Please see your advisor for information.
Major Requirements (41-46 Hours)
(not including 15 semester hours for science & math and PSY 1200 ; already counted in General Education requirements, above)
2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major discipline, plus any other courses under major and concentration requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered through Appalachian.
Introduction to Discipline (4 Hours)
Research Methods (7-8 Hours)
(*Minimum grade of “C” (2.0) required)
Foundations of Psychological Science (12 Hours)
Choose at least one course from each of the following groups
(PSY 3100 is a prerequisite/co-requisite for each of these courses)
Indiv/Group Behavior Group
Learning & Cognition Group
Doing Psychology (must total 3 Hours for Laboratory and Research/Fieldwork Courses)
Choose at least one LABORATORY course from the following
(PSY 3100 is prerequisite for PSY 4211 -PSY 4217 )
Research or Fieldwork Course - Choose at Least One
Any PSY Service Learning course will fulfill this requirement except PSY 2100 .
Applied Psychology (6 Hours)
Choose at least two courses from the following
Capstone Course (3 Hours)
Choose at least one course from the following
(PSY 3100 is a prerequisite for each of these courses)
Psychology Elective Courses (Choose 6 Hours)
(PSY 1200 is a prerequisite for each of these courses)
Choose at least 6 hours from courses beyond the requirements in Foundations, Doing Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Capstone Areas above or the following:
Science/Math Requirement (15 Hours)
Any math and science lab courses up to 12 hours can be used in both general education and this requirement. An additional 3 hours must be taken from AST, BIO, CHE, GES, PHY, STT, MAT, or ES 2040 or ES 2050 . Classes excluded from the additional hours are STT 1810 , STT 2810 , STT 2820 , MAT 0010 , and MAT 1010 .
Social Science Concentration (21 Hours)
Minimum of 21 semester hours
Any course used to satisfy a general education requirement cannot be used to satisfy a concentration requirement.
All courses must be from the 2000 level or above.
21 semester hours must come from at least two of the following academic areas: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography and Planning, Political Science, Sociology, PHL 3030 , PHL 3300 , PHL 3550 , PHL 3600 , PHL 4000 , PSY 2305 , REL 3750 .
Electives (9-14 Hours)
Taken to total 120 hours for the degree
Total Required (120 Hours)