PSP BA Degree
PSP Track, BA Degree
(Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology: Understanding Ourselves and Others)
128 Total Credit Hours
PSP DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
General Education Requirement - 42 credit hours
A series of courses, required by all undergraduate students at the University of Akron, aimed at developing the ability to understand and express ideas effectively and to comprehend the processes involved in accurate thinking.
Foreign Language Requirement - 14 credit hours
Completion of the second year of a foreign language at the university level.
PSP Requirement - 54 credit hours
The 54 PSP credits must include a minimum of 15 credits in each of the following three fields: Philosophy, Sociology, and Psychology. By field, the 15 credit requirement must include:
Philosophy - Select 15 credits from the following Philosophy courses:
|3600:101 or 120||Intro to Philosophy*(a) OR Intro to Ethics*(a)||3 credits|
|3600:371||Philosophy of Mind (e)||3 credits|
|3600:461||Neuroethics (e)||3 credits|
|3600:464||Philosophy of Science (d)||3 credits|
|3600:333||Philosophy of Science & Religion (d)||3 credits|
|3600:340||Eastern Philosophy (d)||3 credits|
|3600:355||Philosophy of Feminism (e)||3 credits|
|3600:424||Existentialism (f)||3 credits|
|3600:480||Seminar (on consciousness) (f)||3 credits|
|3600:481||Philosophy of Language (f)||3 credits|
Sociology - Select 15 credits from the following Sociology courses:
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology* (a)||4 credits|
|3850:315||Sociological Social Psychology (f)||3 credits|
|3850:320||Social Inequalities (a)||3 credits|
|3850:340||The Family (b or c)||3 credits|
|3850:421||Racial and Ethnic Relations (f)||3 credits|
|3850:428||The Victim in Society (b or c)||3 credits|
|3850:433||Sociology of Deviant Behavior (b and/or c)||3 credits|
|3850:435||Sociology of Love (f)||3 credits|
|3850:447||Sociology of Sex and Gender (d)||3 credits|
Psychology - Select 15 credits from the following Psychology courses:
|3750:100||Introduction to Psychology* (a)||3 credits|
|3750:230||Developmental Psychology (a)||4 credits|
|3750:340||Social Psychology (b and c)||4 credits|
|3750:320||Biopsychology (b)||4 credits|
|3750:335||Dynamics of Personality (a)||4 credits|
|3750:345||Cognitive Processes (b and c)||4 credits|
|3750:420||Abnormal Psychology (a)||4 credits|
|3750:435||Cross-Cultural Psychology (f)||4 credits|
|3750:474||Psychology of Women (c)||4 credits|
* This course can also be used to help meet a General Education requirement.
** Psychology electives: students may select from other electives if deemed appropriate for the major (e.g., selected Special Topics in Psychology, 3750:480) and approved by a program advisor.
(a) Course offered every semester.
(b) Course offered every Fall semester.
(c) Course offered every Spring Semester.
(d) Course offered every 3rd semester.
(e) Course offered every 2 years.
(f) Course offered periodically.
The remaining 9 credits of electives (to complete the total minimum PSP requirement of 54 credits) can be taken in any one (or a combination) of the departments of Philosophy, Sociology, or Psychology. It is recommended that they be taken at the 300/400 level.
College of Arts & Sciences requirement - 128 total credit hours
Of the 128 total credits required to graduate, 47 MUST be earned at the 300/400 level. These 47 upper level credits cannot include General Education or Workshop credits.
The Department of Philosophy has the lead advising role for the PSP program.
To schedule an appointment contact:
Philosophy: Dr. Priscilla Sakezles, Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about courses offered by the other participating departments contact:
Sociology: Dr. Matthew Lee, Interim Department Chair, email@example.com
Psychology: Dr. Paul Levy, Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org