Psychology and Developmental Psychology SF Scholars Roadmap

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) (PSY 171 Recommended) 3 3
GE Area C 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
PSY 200 General Psychology (Major Core, D1) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 4 12
 Units15
Third Year
Fall Semester
PSY 303 Psychology: The Major and the Profession (Major Core) 1
PSY 371 Psychological Statistics (Major Core) 6 3
Basic Courses – Take Two 7 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester
PSY 305GW Contemporary Issues in Psychology - GWAR (Major Core) 3
PSY 400 Introduction to Research in Psychology (Major Core) 3
Basic Area Courses – Take Three 7 9
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
PSY 690 Future Directions for Psychology Majors (Major Core) 1
Basic Area Course – Take One 7 3
Major Elective (9 units) – Take Two 8 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units16
Spring Semester
PSY 730 Seminar in Current Issues in Developmental Psychology (Graduate Core) 3
PSY 770 Research Methods and Techniques (Graduate Core) 3
PSY 792 Proseminar in Foundations of Contemporary Psychological Research (Graduate Core) 3
PSY 891 Seminar in Selected Problems (Graduate Core) 9 3
Major Elective (9 units) – Take One 8 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
PSY 737 Laboratory in Observation of Children's Behavior (Graduate Core) 3
PSY 739 Technical Writing for Psychological Journals (Graduate Core) 1
PSY 771 Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design (Graduate Core) 4
PSY 772 Applications of Multiple Regression to Psychological Research (Graduate Core) 4
 Units12
Spring Semester
PSY 799 Supervised Selected Research (Graduate Core) 2
PSY 839 Field Experience in Developmental Psychology (Graduate Core) 4
PSY 891 Seminar in Selected Problems (Graduate Core) 9 3
PSY 898 Master's Thesis (Graduate Core) 3
 Units12
 Total Units152-154