The Psychology major at York College of Pennsylvania provides students with the necessary background to pursue a number of professional careers within and related to psychology. Core Requirements and Content Domains have been designated to provide the integral background for further educational and professional growth. Elective courses allow the student to concentrate on their individual career goals and interests.
The Psychology faculty assist each student in preparing for their career and/or graduate school goals. It is important that each Psychology major meet with an advisor at least once per semester. A program advising guide is also available on Psychology Community of SSN. Students who wish to declare Psychology as a major after the first semester of the freshman year must contact the chair of the Department of Psychology, Dr. Jennifer Engler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Psychology must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, complete the General Education Requirements of the College, and complete graduating outcome assessments. Students must also complete PSY 370, PSY 490, and at least 9 additional credits of Psychology courses at the 300 level or higher at YCP. 100-level or 200-level transfer courses in Psychology cannot be used to satisfy 300 or 400 level Psychology course requirements. These courses will be transferred as free electives. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.