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Accelerate – 5 year BA and MA in Psychology

Requirement Type

Five Year Accelerated Program in Psychological Science

Requirement Narrative

Eligible students can apply for admission to the Five Year Accelerated B.A./M.A. in the Spring of their third year of full-time study.  Selected students will be able to complete a B.A. in Psychological Science and a M.A. in Psychology in 5 years.  For accepted students, three graduate courses will double-count as three undergraduate Psychological Science elective courses.  Students apply in the Spring of their third year of full-time study and must meet the requirements specified below: 

  1.  Completed 83 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their third year of full-time study.  At least 30 credits must have been earned at CCSU.
  2. Completed PSY 301 and 302 (research methods) with at least a B.
  3. Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
  4. Have at least a 3.0 grade point average in Psychological Science courses.

Program Requirements

How to apply

Students will submit a personal statement, and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Psychology professor by August 1st.

Note: After acceptance, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

*The personal statement should present the applicants professional goals, any specific experiences that helped prepare applicants for the MA psychology program, such as relevant employment, research or training, internships, etc.

Five-Year BA/MA for Psychological Science

(Sample Sequence)

Study 1 3 classes
Study 2 3 classes
Study 3 2 classes
Study 4 7 credits – 2 sciences and 1 lab
Skill 1 2 classes
Skill 2 2 classes
Skill 3 2 classes or foreign language waived
Skill 4 1 class
Average minor 18 credits
45 without foreign language
48-51 with foreign language

Assumptions:  No skill 3 requirements
Assumption minor is 18 credits
Assuming 63 credits for gen ed + minor

Semester 1

PSY 112 (3)
PSY 113 (1)
MATH 099/MATH 102 or STAT 215 (3)
PE 144 (2)
WRT 110 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

15 credits

Semester 2

PSY 136 (3)
MATH 102 or STAT 215 or STAT 216 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
PSY 200 or 281 (3) 

18 credits

Semester 3

STAT 215 or STAT 216 (3)
PSY 330 (3)
PSY 301 (4)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

16 credits

Semester 4

PSY 302 (4)
PSY 371 or 372 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

16 credits

Semester 5 

PSY 420 or 430 (3)
PSY 441 or 450 (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

18 credits

Semester 6

PSY 490 (3)
PSY elective (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)
Minor and/or General Education/Skill Area Course (3)

18 credits

Total 101 credits

Accelerated Central

Semester 7 Senior (Graduate Year)

General

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 501 (1)

PSY 596 (4)

PSY 512 (3)*

14 credits (8 grad)

Health

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 501 (1)

PSY 596 (4)

PSY 541 (3)*

14 credits

Community

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 501 (1)

PSY 596 (4)

PSY 550 (3)*

14 credits

Semester 8 (Senior/Graduate Year)

General

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 597 (4)

Directed Grad Elec (3)*

Directed Grad Elec (3)*

16 credits (10 grad)

Health

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 597 (4)

PSY 542 (3)*

PSY 543 (3)*

16 credits

Community

Undergraduate Courses (6)

PSY 597 (4)

PSY 551 (3)*

Directed Grad Elec (3)*

16 credits

Semester 9 (Graduate Year)

General

Directed Grad Elec. (3)

Directed Grad Elec (3)

PSY 591 (3)

 

9 credits

Health

PSY 547 (3)

PSY 591 (3)

PSY 595 (3)

Grad Elective (3)

12 credits

Community

PSY 553 (3)

PSY 520 (3)

PSY 595 (3)

 

9 credits

Semester 10

General

PSY 599 (3)

Directed Grad Elec (3)

Directed Grad Elec (3)

9 credits

36 credits grad

Health

PSY 599 (3)

Directed Elective (3)

Directed Elective (3)

9 credits

39 credits grad

Community

PSY 599 (3)

Directed Elective (3)

Directed Elective (3)

9 credits

36 credits grad

* double count for psychology elective

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