Undergraduate Curricula

BA and BS Curricula

There are two basic curricula of psychology, the BA and BS programs. Since its conception, both have undergone several revisions. There have been cases of students finding themselves following outdated versions of these curricula. The curriculum one ought to follow depends on one’s year of admission in the psychology program, either as an entering freshman, as a shiftee, or as a transferee. All students admitted from 1992 onwards follow the curriculum which says "Effective Academic Year 1992-93." A copy of each curriculum is provided below.
 
There is no official Psychology Pre-Med or Industrial Psychology curricula. However, students may pursue their particular sub-area of interest by means of the electives. For example, more science electives for one preparing for medical school (required subjects depending on the medical school of his choice); political science electives for those with an interest in government; education courses for those interested in education, humanities subjects for those with an interest in the arts; and social science electives for those with general or specific interests in the social sciences. There may be prerequisites for these electives that students have to take. If these prerequisites (or any course for that matter) are not in the Psychology curricula and the allowed number of electives have been used up, students will not be allowed to take them unless they are in their last semester and they are under loaded. The allowable elective courses are stated in the BA and BS curricula given below.
 
 

BA Psychology Curriculum

APPROVAL: 120th Special UPD UC: 02 April 2012

President AE Pascual: 04 June 2012

 

First Year
KomI/Com I
Philosophy I
History I
Math II (a)
Language Elective*
3
3
3
3
3
(15)
 
  Kom II/Com II
Soc Sci I
Psych 101
Math 14 (a)
History II
3
3
3
3
3
(15)
 
Second Year
Psychology 108*
Hum I
Psychology 110
Free Elective
Com III
3
3
5
5
3
(19)
 
  Social Science II
Natural Science II*
Psychology 115
Chemistry 16*
Hum II
3
3
5
5
3
(19)
 
Third Year
Psychology 118
Psychology 150
Socio 101 / Anthro I
Language Elective
Nat Sci II / Geology 11*
Math 100 (b)
5
3
3
3
3
5
(19)
 
  Psychology 155
Psychology 162
Biology 11
Elective (c)
Psychology 140
3
4
5
3
3
(19)
Fourth Year
STS
Psychology 145
Psychology 160
P.I. 100
Elective (c)
Elective (c)
3
3
4
3
3
3
(19)
 
  Psychology 135
Psychology 171
Psychology 180
Philo 160 / 171
Elective (c)
Elective (c)
4
3
3
3
3
3
(19)
 
 
Total Number of Units: 145

a - Math 17 may be taken in lieu of Math 11 and 14
b - Math 52 and 102; or 53 and 54 are substitutable
c - Courses may be taken from the offerings of any of the under graduate departments of the Universoty (except Math 1 from the College of Science)
* Approved by the University Council Meeting on December 14, 1991.
** The change in the same sequence of Soc. Sci 1 and Hum 1 has not yet been approved by the University Council.

 

BS Psychology Curriculum

Revised Effective First Semester 1992-93*

First Year
Kom I / Com I
Philosophy I
History II
Math 17 (a)
Language Elective*
3
3
3
5
3
(17)
 
  Soc Sci I
Kom II/Com II
Psychology 101
Chemistry 16
History II
3
3
3
5
3
(17)
 
Second Year
Psychology 108*
Hum I
Psychology 110
Free Elective
Com III
3
3
5
3
3
(17)
 
  Social Science II
Natural Science I*
Psychology 115
Math 100 (b)
Hum II
3
3
5
4
3
(18)
 
Third Year
Psychology 118
Psychology 150
Language Elective*
Biology 11*
Nat. Sci II/Geology 11*
5
3
3
5
3
(19)
 
  Psychology 155
Psychology 162
Biology 12
Psychology 140
Science Elective (c)
3
4
5
3
3
(18)
 
Fourth Year
STS
Psychology 145
Psychology 160
P.I. 100
Biology
3
3
4
3
5
(18)
 
  Psychology 135
Psychology 171
Psychology 180
Science Elective (c)
Science Elective (c)
4
3
3
3
3
(16)
 
 
Total Number of Units: 140

a - Math 11 and 14 may be taken in lieu of Math 17
b - Math 52 and 102; or 53 and 54 are substitutable
c - Courses may be taken from the offerings of the different science departments (except Math 1 from the College of Science)
* Approved by the University Council Meeting on December 14, 1991.
** The change in the sequence of Soc. Sci 1 and Hum. 1 has not yet been approved by the University Council.