Example Course Plan

Psychology Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2020-2021 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

*Students who come with AP Introductory Psychology Credit do not need to take PSYC 100. They can instead take one of the 200 level courses. (Note: Although students with AP credit do not need to take PSYC 100, they need to complete one additional course in Psychology so they complete the same number of courses as other Psychology majors).

Spring Semester

May Term

Optional

**Psychology majors must take two of the following: PSYC 211, 212, 213; and two of the following: 251, 252 or 253, 259. They should take these during their first two years. If they take 100 during fall semester, they could take one of the 200 level courses listed above during spring of their first year. Please note that students cannot take both PSYC 252 and 253 to count for their 200 level major requirement since these courses have significant overlap.

Year 2

Fall Semester

***Psychology majors must take two of the following: PSYC 211, 212, 213; and two of the following: 251, 252 or 253, 259. They should take these during their first two years. Please note that students cannot take both PSYC 252 and 253 to count for their 200 level major requirement since these courses have significant overlap.

 

Study Abroad

For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is: fall or spring, second or third year.

Additional Information
  • It is recommended that students wait until their sophomore year to take PSYC 227 (though exceptions are possible). If students have questions they should contact a psychology faculty member.
  • Students who come in with AP Statistics credit should bring in their syllabus and discuss this with a member of the Psychology faculty to determine if they should take 227 (statistics).