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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS


Psychology Department Curriculum:

 

General Education Requirements for students admitted in 2010, 2011

Kyrgyz/Russian Language (6 cr)

FYS I and II (6/12 credits)

History of Kyrgyzstan(3 cr)

Mathematics (6 cr)

Natural Sciences (3 cr) (Ecology, Geophysics, or Geography)

Intro to Philosophy (3 cr)

Social Sciences (6 cr) (Sociology, Political Studies, Economics, Law, American Studies, Anthropology, European Studies)

Intro to Computer (3 cr)

Humanities (6 cr) (Religious Studies, Literature, History, Culture, Modern Foreign Languages)

History and Philosophy of Science (3 cr)

Arts (6 cr)

Sports (6 cr)

Total for General Education: 57/63 credits

 

 

General Education Requirements for students admitted in 2012

Kyrgyz/Russian Language (6 cr)

FYS I and II (24 credits)

History of Kyrgyzstan(4 cr)

Manas Studies (2 cr)

Mathematics I (6 cr)

Mathematical and Statistical methods in psychology (SPSS) (6 cr)

Natural Sciences (3 cr) (Ecology, Geophysics, or Geography)

Intro to Philosophy (4)

Introduction to Computers/Computer Essentials (3 cr)

Social Sciences (12 cr) (Sociology, Anthropology)

Humanities (6 cr) (Religious Studies, Literature, History, Culture, Modern Foreign Languages)

Sports (2 cr)

Arts (6 cr)

Total for General Education: 84 credits

 

 

General Education Requirements for students admitted in 2013

Kyrgyz/Russian Language (8 cr)

FYS I and II (24 credits)

History of Kyrgyzstan(4 cr)

Manas Studies (2 cr)

Mathematics I (6 cr)

Mathematical and Statistical methods in psychology (SPSS) (6 cr)

Natural Sciences (3 cr) (Ecology, Geophysics, or Geography)

Intro to Philosophy (4/6 cr)

Social Sciences (12 cr) (Sociology, Anthropology)

Humanities (6 cr) (Religious Studies, Literature, History, Culture, Modern Foreign Languages)

Sports (400 hours)

Arts (12 cr)

Elective (3 cr)

Total for General Education: 92 credits

 

 

Required Courses for Psychology Majors admitted in 2010:

 

Freshmen year:

Introduction to Discipline (1.5 cr)

General Psychology part 1, part 2 (4.5 cr)

Anatomy and Physiology of Central Nervous System (3 cr)

Psysiology of Complex Nervous Activity and Sensory Systems (3 cr)

Physical Anthropology (1,5 cr)

Life Security (1,5 cr)

 

Sophomore year:

Mathematical and Statistical methods in Psychology (3 cr)

Developmental Psychology (6 cr)

Social Psychology (3 cr)

Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology (2 cr)

Behavioral Genetics (1.5 cr)

Special Psychology (1.5 cr)

Experimantal Psychology and Practicum (3 cr)

Psychology of Personality (3 cr)

History and Methodology in Psychology (3 cr)

 

Junior year:

Introduction to Organizational Psychology (3 cr)

Abnormal Psychology (3 cr)

Psychophysiology and Cognitive Psychology (3 cr)

Educatioanal Psychology (2 cr)

Psychological Testing (3 cr)

Introduction to Counseling (3 cr)

Pedagogy (2 cr)

 

Senior year:

Senior Thesis Seminar I, II (3 cr)

Methods of Teaching Psychology (2 cr)



Internships in Psychology:

Intoductionry (Observational) Internship - 1 credit

Practical Internship - 2 credits

 

Required courses in Psychology = 62 credits

General Education courses = 57

Internships in Psychology = 3 credits

Remaining credits (advanced electives in Psychology*, other departments' and University courses, minor, and additional English) = 22 credits

* for elective courses from Psychology, please see COURSES page of the Department.


Total for graduation - 144 credits

 

 

Required Courses for Psychology Majors admitted in 2011:

 

Freshmen year:

Introduction to Discipline (1.5 cr)

General Psychology part 1, part 2 (4.5 cr)

Anatomy and Physiology of Central Nervous System (3 cr)

Psysiology of Complex Nervous Activity and Sensory Systems (3 cr)

Physical Anthropology (1,5 cr)

Life Security (1,5 cr)

 

Sophomore year:

Mathematical and Statistical methods in Psychology (3 cr)

Developmental Psychology (6 cr)

Social Psychology (3 cr)

Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology (2 cr)

Behavioral Genetics (1.5 cr)

Special Psychology (1.5 cr)

Experimantal Psychology and Practicum (3 cr)

Psychology of Personality (3 cr)

History and Methodology in Psychology (3 cr)

 

Junior year:

Introduction to Organizational Psychology (3 cr)

Abnormal Psychology (3 cr)

Psychophysiology and Cognitive Psychology (3 cr)

Educatioanal Psychology (2 cr)

Psychological Testing (3 cr)

Introduction to Counseling (3 cr)

Pedagogy (2cr)

 

Senior year:

Senior Thesis Seminar I, II (3 cr)

Methods of Teaching Psychology (2 cr)



Internships in Psychology:

Intoductionry (Observational) Internship - 1 credit

Practical Internship - 2 credits

 

Required courses in Psychology = 62 credits

General Education courses = 63

Internships in Psychology = 3 credits

Remaining credits (advanced electives in Psychology*, other departments' and University courses, minor, and additional English) = 16 credits

* for elective courses from Psychology, please see COURSES page of the Department.


Total for graduation - 144 credits

 

 

Required Courses for Psychology Majors admitted in 2012:

 

Freshmen year:
General Psychology and Introduction to the Profession of Psychology (6 cr)

Anatomy and Physiology of Central Nervous System and Complex Nervous Activity (6 cr)

 

Sophomore year:

Developmental Psychology (6 cr)

Psychophysiology and Cognitive Psychology (6 cr)

Research Methods in Psychology (6 cr)

Theories of Personality (6 cr)

 

Junior year:

Introduction to Organizational Psychology (6 cr)

Abnormal Psychology (6 cr)

Social Psycholgy (6 cr)

History of Psychology (6 cr)

Psychometrics (6 cr.)

Introduction to Counseling (6 cr)

 

Senior year:

Senior Thesis Seminar I, II (6 cr)

Elective from Psychology (12 cr)



Internships in Psychology:

Intoductionry (Observational) Internship - 3 credit

Practical Internship - 3 credits

 

Required courses in Psychology = 90 credits

General Education courses = 84

Internships in Psychology = 6 credits

Senior Thesis Process = 6 credits
Remaining credits (advanced electives in Psychology*, other departments' and University courses, minor, and additional English) = 54 credits

* for elective courses from Psychology, please see COURSES page of the Department.


Total for graduation - 240 credits

 

 

Required Courses for Psychology Majors admitted in 2013:

 

Freshmen year:
General Psychology and Introduction to the Profession of Psychology (6 cr)

Anatomy and Physiology of Central Nervous System and Complex Nervous Activity (6 cr)

 

Sophomore year:

Developmental Psychology (6 cr)

Psychophysiology and Cognitive Psychology (6 cr)

Social Psychology (6 cr)

Theories of Personality (6 cr)

 

Junior year:

Introduction to Organizational Psychology (6 cr)

Abnormal Psychology (6 cr)

History of Psychology (6 cr)

Research Methods in Psychoogy (6 cr)

Psychometrics (6 cr.)

Introduction to Counseling (6 cr)

 

Senior year:

Senior Thesis Seminar I, II (6 cr)

Elective from Psychology (12 cr)



Internships in Psychology:

Intoductionry (Observational) Internship - 3 credit

Practical Internship - 3 credits

 

Required courses in Psychology = 72 credits

General Education courses = 84/86

Internships in Psychology = 6 credits

Senior Thesis Process = 12 credits
Remaining credits (advanced electives in Psychology*, other departments' and University courses, minor, and additional English) = 66 credits

* for elective courses from Psychology, please see COURSES page of the Department.


Total for graduation - 240 credits


STATE ATTESTATION REQUIREMENTS:


The final state attestation is comprised of a comprehensive state examination and defense of a senior thesis, which is in full compliance with the requirements of the program academic standards approved by the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

Pleas see The Department Policy on Graduation and State Attestation Requirements.

Preliminary Defense Regulations

 

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