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Major

At St. Kate's, you may pursue psychology as a second major or minor in conjunction with a professional program at St. Kate's such as education, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.

Or you can earn a Bachelor of Science in psychology upon completion of our unique 3+3 psychology and physical therapy dual degree.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

First Year

Fall

  • CORE: The Reflective Woman*
  • PSYC: General Psychology
  • BIOL: General Biology I
  • LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Spring

  • PSYC: Elective I
  • BIOL: General Biology II
  • HIST: History course*
  • LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Sophomore

Fall

  • PSYC: Elective II
  • WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
  • LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Spring

  • PSYC: Seminar I
  • PSYC: Statistics
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*

Junior

Fall

  • PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
  • PSYC:-level Lab I
  • PSYC: Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 3020 Personality Theories
  • Elective

Spring

  • PSYC:-level Lab II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior

Fall

  • CORE: Global Search for Justice*
  • PSYC: History and Systems
  • EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity*
  • Elective

Spring

  • PSYC: Seminar II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

Writing requirements

Psychology majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors in course assignments throughout the departmental curriculum, rather than in a single course. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).