Majors, Minors and Concentrations Details

B.S. degree program in psychology
HEGIS code 2001
NYS SED program code 02098

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Psychology Department advisor UG Advisor 718-951-5601 5401 James Hall psychchair @ contact department for the hours


Department requirements (a minimum of 29-31 credits)
The department Chair, with the approval of the chair of the department's undergraduate curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

All of the following: A) and B) and C) and D).
A) Psychology 1000, 3400, and 3450W.
B) Two of the following: Psychology 2100, 2300, 2600, 2810, either (but not both) 2200 or 2210.
C) One of the following: Psychology 3510 or 3520 or 3530 or 3540 or 3600 or 3670.
D) Three additional advanced electives in psychology. No more than one of the following courses may be used to satisfy this requirement: Psychology 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014.
Advanced courses are any courses numbered 3000 and above.
Additional requirements for a B.S. degree
Candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in psychology must complete at least 60 credits in science and mathematics; a minimum of 24 of these 60 credits must be completed in advanced courses in the Psychology Department. These 24 credits must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Specific course requirements for a B.S. degree are described above.
The following courses may be applied toward the 60 credits in science and mathematics:
A) All courses in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.
B) Courses marked with a # symbol in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences.
C) ---Anthropology and Archaeology 3199, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3440, and 4665.
---[Core Studies 5, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, and 8.2].
---Biology 1010, Chemistry 1007, Physics 1331, Earth and Environmental Sciences 1010.
---CORC 3301 through 3399
---Economics 3400, 3410, 4410, and 4422.
---Philosophy 3203, 3204, and 3601.
---Kinesiology 3271, 3275, 4229, and 4251.
---Macaulay Honors College 2001
---Sociology 2701.
Department recommendations
Prospective psychology majors should consult a department counselor as early as possible. Majors and prospective majors should consult department counselors before each registration to plan individual programs.
Psychology majors are strongly advised to complete the Psychology 3450W requirement as early as possible, preferably by completion of the junior year. For courses requiring permission of the chairperson as a prerequisite, permission should be obtained before registration.

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