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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major, B.S. (Clinical Psychological Science Concentration)

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General Program Information

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the  3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.

See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.

Clinical Psychological Science Concentration

TBR General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credit Hours


*See the General Education Core Requirements  for options.

B.S. Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


** Satisfies TBR General Education Core Requirements.

Psychology Core Requirements for All Psychology Concentrations: 32 Credit Hours

And must take the following zero credit course six times:

  • PSYC 2020 (0 credit)

Total Core Psychology Hours: 32 Credit Hours

Core Allied Requirements for All Psychology Concentrations: 9 Credit Hours


* May count toward general education requirements.

Total for Core Allied Hours: 9 credits

Clinical Psychological Science Concentration:

Take one of the following child-oriented courses:

Additional Allied Requirements for Clinical Psychological Science:


* Other courses may be accepted with the approval of the Department of Psychology chair.

** May count toward general education requirements or electives.

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours

General Education: 41-42 Credit Hours *

Research: **

Psychology Core: 32 Credit Hours

Allied Core: 6 Credit Hours

B.A./B.S. Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

Concentration: 10-37 Credit Hours

Minor Requirements: 0-24 Credit Hours ***

Electives: 0-28

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours **

* Satisfies TBR General Education Requirements.

** Included within program requirements.

*** Some concentrations have a built-in minor.

Additional Information

Click here to view the Suggested Course Sequence for all B.S. Psychology Majors .

No grade below a C will be accepted in psychology major courses.

Psychology majors also are required to complete a minor in another discipline. Students completing the following concentrations will automatically complete the coursework sufficient for the indicated minor:

Concentration Minor
Behavioral Neuroscience Biological Sciences
Cognitive Science Philosophy
Clinical Psychology Sociology
Child Psychological Science Early Childhood Development


Teaching Program Information

Teacher Education–Students interested in pursuing a teacher education program for certification as a psychology teacher in grades 7-12 are asked to contact the area psychology advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education.

Pre-Teacher Education–Declaration of Intent-All ETSU students desiring to complete a teacher education or other public school licensure program (for initial licensure,  add-on endorsement, or advanced study in education) must file a Declaration of Intent in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall. The Declaration of Intent  should be filed before 30 credit hours of coursework have been completed or, in the case of transfer and post-baccalaureate students, in the first semester at ETSU. Delay or failure to file the Declaration of Intent may result in incomplete advisement. Students who have not filed the Declaration of Intent will not be considered for admission to  teacher education and may be ineligible to enroll in many professional education courses.

Please refer to the Professional Education Requirement  section in the Department of Education in this catalog for a list of the required courses.

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