Preparation For Graduate Studies

If you’re considering an advanced degree in psychology in the future, begin preparing now through the Preparation for Graduate Studies concentration. Expand your knowledge across all major areas from human development to professional ethics. Learn to conduct research, analyze data, and present your findings. Increase your understanding of what influences social behavior as you develop the quantitative and qualitative analytical skills needed for graduate study.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (10 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2002
or
PSYC 2003
Course Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence

Human Development: Adulthood
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2008 Course Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3001 Course Cognitive Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2005 Course Social Influences on Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4002 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)

Psychology Elective Courses

Choose all four listed below or choose any four 3000-level or 4000-level courses from the other BS in Psychology concentrations.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 65 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

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