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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and the biological and mental processes that underlie behavior. Freshmen and sophomores who plan to major in Psychology are encouraged to minimize the number of psychology courses taken. Freshmen and sophomores who plan to major in Psychology are encouraged to complete additional foundation courses in science and math beyond those required in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) and to minimize the number of psychology courses taken.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. Students pursuing secondary education in social science should meet with an academic advisor. Transfer guides for some universities are available at svcc.edu/transfer. 

Psychology-IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

(IMPORTANT PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR NOTE: The IAI Psychology major panel recommends that students take no more than PSY 103 for GECC credit. Any additional Psychology courses are for major credit (see above for specific IAI recommendations.)

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2020-21 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $8,640.00 $23,056.64 $26,065.92
Fees $1,024.00 $1,024.00 $1,024.00
Course Fees * $55.00 * $55.00 * $55.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,719.00 $24,135.64 $27,144.92

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.