Academic Resources

The Psychology major offers two undergraduate B.S. degree tracks or concentrations, each consisting of 120 credits: B.S. Psychology track and Paralegal Studies. The tracks help to prepare students better for subfields within psychology, giving students a sense of whether the area is a good fit for them personally. Students in any track can later pursue careers or apply to graduate school within any field of psychology. Accordingly, selection of a track should depend upon interests, career goals, and graduation target date. All of the information about the major, possible tracks, courses, etc. is in the Psychology Student Handbook. For a brief advising guide for 2013-14, with suggested course sequence, click here

The Psychology minor is 18 credits and at least half of the PSY credits must be taken at KU. The handout for the Psychology minor is available online. 

  • Psychology Major tracks

    The Psychology major offers two undergraduate B.S. degree tracks each consisting of 120 credits: B.S. Psychology track Paralegal Studies. The tracks help to prepare students better for subfields within psychology, giving students a sense of whether the area is a good fit for them personally. Students can later pursue careers or apply to graduate school within any field of psychology. The PSY major suggested course sequence sheet can also help with selecting which courses to take during certain semesters. All of the information about the major, courses, etc. is in the Psychology Student Handbook.

     

    Come to the Psychology Department main office to request a change of major.

    WORD OF WARNING: If you switch tracks then you are automatically moved to the new General Education program because the most current version of the major includes the new Gen Ed. If you were in old Gen Ed and want to switch tracks, on the change of major form you must request to remain in the old Gen Ed.

  • Psychology Minor

    To declare a psychology minor, you need to complete a form at the Psychology Department Office.  To qualify, students need a C or better in PSY 011 General Psychology, a 2.0 or higher GPA, and at least half of the credits must be taken at Kutztown University. The minor is 18 credits.

    Download Minor Sheet


    I.  Required - 3 hrs.
              PSY 011 General Psychology (prerequisite to all other PSY) 
              Grade of C or better required


    II. Required - 9 hrs.
               Select three PSY courses at the 200 level or above.


    III. Electives - 6 hrs.
               Select any two PSY courses not used in Areas I or II.