Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Occupational Therapy (Traditional) - Rock Studies

Psychology Program Learning Outcomes

  • Theory and Content of Psychology: Students should be familiar with the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Methodology: Students should understand and be able to use major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Critical Thinking, Logic, and Problem-Solving: Students should use and respect skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and the scientific approach to understanding behavior.
  • Information Competence, Technology, and Computers: Students should demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for multiple purposes.
  • Communication Skills: Students should be able to express themselves effectively in written and oral communication.
  • Application of Psychology: Students should have an understanding of applications of psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.

What are your options?

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3:  Earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program. At the end of your second year, you apply for admission into the SRU OTD program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU OTD program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

Pre-Occupational Therapy (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program and apply to the SRU OTD program in your senior year.

Related Links

Psychology - Pre-Occupational Therapy, BS Program Page

Psychology Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

CURRICULUM GUIDE

GPA REQUIREMENT

  • Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher
  • Major GPA (only includes Psychology courses): 2.50 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements43
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Writing Competency Requirements
Major Requirements49-50
Electives28-29

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

ROCK STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
Physical Science Inquiry
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
Subtotal16
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours43

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • All Psychology Required courses, except PSYC 105, and Professional Competency must be taken at SRU.
  • If Psychology Electives are transferred in, only grades of A and B will transfer
Psychology Required Courses (Grade of A or B required) 1
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 231Psychological Science I: Research Methods3
PSYC 232Psychological Science II: Statistical Applications3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 311Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience4
Subtotal19
Subtotal0
Psychology Elective Diversity 1
Select one from the following:3
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Psychology of Sexual and Gender Diversity
Cross Cultural Psychology
Psychology Elective Applied 1
Select two from the following:6
Theories of Counseling
Introduction to Psychological Testing
Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychopathology of Adulthood
Behavior Modification
Psychology Elective Biobehavioral 1
Select two from the following:6
Sensation & Perception
Positive Psychology
Learning
Drugs and Behavior
Health Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Hormones and Behavior
Clinical Neuroscience
Psychology Elective Development 1
Select two from the following:6
Child and Adolescent Development
Psychology of Aging
Multicultural Identity Development
Social and Emotional Development Across the Lifespan
Infant and Child Cognition
Developmental Neuroscience
Required Professional Competency 1
PSYC 450Field Placement Internship in Psychology6
PSYC 485Senior Integration Seminar3
Total Hours49

WRITING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Writing in Psychology #1
Writing in Psychology #2
Writing in Psychology #3
Professional Competencies Paper

ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PREREQUISITE COURSES

BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
Select one of the following:3
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Area Studies
Minority Groups
Human Diversity
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
Total Hours9

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Occupational Therapy Studies (Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Studies) website for requirements: http://www.sru.edu/OT

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Occupational Therapy
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
or PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Research Methods 13
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Anthropology or Sociology 13
Total Hours31

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

PSYCHOLOGY - BS (6170)
Pre-OT 4+3 (PX)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 09.10.20
UCC 02.18.20 

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry Course 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
LIBR 110 Introduction to Library & Information Resources 1
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar * 1
 Hours17
Spring
PSYC 231 Psychological Science I: Research Methods 3
PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
Civil Discourse Requirement - select one 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
Humanities Inquiry 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 3
PSYC 232 Psychological Science II: Statistical Applications 3
PSYC 276 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Diversity  
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA  
Cultural Area Studies  
Minority Groups  
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Declare a Thematic Thread 2  
 Hours15
Spring
PSYC 311 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience 4
PSYC Elective #1 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
BIOL 217 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
PSYC Elective #2 3
PSYC Elective #3 3
PSYC Elective #4 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
PSYC Elective #5 3
PSYC Elective #6 3
PHYS 201
Elements of Physics I with Lab
or Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
PSYC Elective #7 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
PSYC 450 Field Placement Internship in Psychology 6
PSYC 485 Senior Integration Seminar 3
ERS 250 Medical Terminology 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours**121

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year. 

Major Code: 6170
Revised 09.15.20