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Psychology (B.A.) 2017-2018 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology
(239) 590-7196
Progression And Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

    FGCU Course: BSC X0XX (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX0XX or BSCX20X or ZOOX010

    FGCU Course: PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYX012

    FGCU Course: DEP 2004 Principles of Development(3) or SOP Intro to Human Sexuality (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: PSYXXXX or any other lower level Psychology class within the Psychology Inventory (i.e., CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, and PSB prefixes).

    FGCU Course: *STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAXXXX
    [Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

  3. Required Courses in the Major (19 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    IDS 3300 Foundations of CivicEngagement (3)
    PSB 4002 Physiological Psychology (3)
    PSY 3017 Experimental Psychology (3)
    PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psych (3)
    PSY 3213L Research Methods Laboratory (1)
    PSY 4048 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.  Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)
    PSY 3205 Surv. of Analytical Techniques (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    EXP 4404 Psychology of Learning (3)
    EXP 4604 Human Memory and Cognition (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    INP 4004 Intro to Indus/Organiz Psychology (3)
    SOP 4004 Social Psychology (3)

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of DEP (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following:
    Any 3000-4999 level course with the prefix of CBH, CLP, DEP, EXP, INP, PPE, PSB, PSY, or SOP

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree


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