BS in Psychology

Drexel Degree Name: B.S. in Psychology

Community College Degree Name: Associate of Arts in Psychology Pre-Professional Emphasis

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Bucks County Community College

62 credits at BCCC transfer a maximum of 90 credits at Drexel. The Statistics and Research Sequence (PSY 264, PSY 265, PSY 360 [WI] , PSY 280, and PSY 380) must be taken in residence at Drexel.  Psychology Statistics and Research courses taken elsewhere will apply as advanced Psychology electives.

Contact the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences for the most current Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
BIO 107
BIO 108 (BCC = BIOL 101 [4])
4.0 Science Elective (BCCC = * Recommend BIOL 102 [4])4.0 
Free Elective (BCCC = COLL 101 [1])1.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (BCCC = COMP 111 [3])
ENGL 101 (BCCC = COMP 110 [3])3.0 Required Psychology Course (BCCC = PSYC 181 [3])3.0 
MATH 107 (BCCC = MATH 115 [3]) 3.0 General Education or Free Elective (BCCC = Arts/Humanities [3])3.0 
PSY 101 (BCCC = PSYC 110 [3])3.0 General Education or Free Elective (BCCC = General Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
General Education or Free Elective (BCCC = Arts/Humanities [3])3.0-4.0   
 17-18  19-20 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
PSY T280 (BCCC = PSYC 215 [3])3.0 PSY T280 (BCC = PSYC 270 [3])3.0 
Required Psychology Course (BCCC = * Recommend PSYC 200 [3] or PSYC 280 [03] )3.0 COM 230 (BCCC = COMM 11- [3])3.0 
Free Elective (BCCC = General Elective 3)3.0 General Education or Free Elective (BCCC = General Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
General Education or Free Elective (BCCC = General Elective [3])3.0-4.0 Free Elective (BCCC = Health [3])3.0-4.0 
Social Science Elective (BCCC = * Recommend ECON 111 [3], POLI 111 [3], SOCI 110 [3] or SOCI 120 [3])3.0-4.0 Semester to Quarter Transfer Free Elective Credit3.0-24.0 
 15-17  15-38 
Third Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
MATH 1014.0COOP 1011.0PSY 2643.0CIVC 1011.0
PSY 1403.0MATH 1024.0PSY 3303.0PSY 2653.0
PSY 2123.0PSY 2903.0Advanced PSY Elective**3.0Advanced PSY Elective**3.0
ENGL Lit Elective3.0UNIV H2011.0PSCI Elective4.0Busines Elective4.0
HIST Elective4.0ENGL Literature Elective3.0SOC or ANTH Elective3.0-4.0Fine Arts Elective3.0
 HIST Elective4.0  
 17 16 16-17 14
Fourth Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
 Elective 4.0PSY 3603.0PSY 3253.0
  Advanced PSY Electives**9.0PSY 3803.0
   Advanced Psychology Elective**3.0
   PHIL Elective3.0
 0 4 15 15
Fifth Year
At Drexel   
Additional credits as needed for 180.0 credits17.0-18.0   
Total Credits 180-209

Senior Thesis is not an option for transfers.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Transfer Credits

To receive transfer credits, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and students must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The transfer courses listed should be used as a general guide and might not be acceptable for every major at the University. Drexel University makes every effort to keep this guide current, but cannot guarantee that every course will be acceptable for transfer. The number of credits a student can transfer will be determined by the academic department once the student has been accepted into the program. 

  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees