Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements
at least 36 units of major requirements
at least 18 units of minor requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
You must take the following 36 units with a grade of C or better in each course:
PSY 101 and 230 (7 units)
two courses from PSY 227, 240, 250, 346, 405, and 415 (6 units)
PSY 302W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (4 units)
two courses from PSY 320, 350, 355, 370, and 420 (6-7 units)
One of the following capstone courses: PSY 405C, 408C, 450C, 460C, 480C, 486C, OR 490C to meet NAU's senior capstone requirement (3 units). To fulfill the capstone requirement, you must also complete an on-line survey while you are enrolled in one of these capstone courses.
8-9 additional units of psychology coursework (Please note that NAUís junior writing requirement is satisfied by taking PSY 302W, which is a required course. However, this requirement can also be met by taking one of PSY 325W or 345W or ENG 305W within these additional units of coursework.)
Please note that of the 36 units required for this major, 15 units must be upper-division courses. In addition, you canít use individualized courses (PSY 408, 485, and 497) to meet this 15-unit upper-division requirement. Finally, you can only count up to 6 units of individualized courses within the 36-unit major.
In addition, at least 15 of the 36 units required for this major must be from courses offered by NAU. These 15 units may not include individualized courses.
You must complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for more information about Psychology undergraduate courses and faculty.