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Psychology

For students attending: Prairie State College
Who plan to major in: Psychology

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding the course equivalencies below.

  1. GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - Please consult the General Education section of the current IIT Bulletin for complete requirements.
    1. Basic Writing Proficiency - Students must show basic writing proficiency by receiving a satisfactory score on the Writing Proficiency Examination or by passing an English Composition course.
    2. Humanities - Choose one course from the following: ENG 211, 212, 215, 221, 231, 232, 240, 241, 242, 261, 262, 271; HIST 111, 112, 151, 152, 201, 202; HUMAN 101, 201; or PHILO 201, 202, 204, 205.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ANTHR 215, 222; ECON 201, 202, 289; GEOG 101, 102; POLSC 101, 140, 152, 230, 240; SOCSC 101; or SOCIO 101, 111, 210, 212, 215, 220.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 121, 122, 124, 126, 129, 131; ENG 220; HIST 115, 116, 140, 230; HUMAN 102, 202; MUSIC 130, 131, 132, 172; or THTRE 101, 104.
    5. Science Electives - A minimum of eleven (11) credit hours is required to fulfill this requirement. A Psychology major should complete BIOL 111, 112 or 221 and additional courses chosen from the following to total 11 credit hours: ASTRO 101, 200; BIOL 100, 103, 105, 106, 108, 150, 201, 211, 220, 221, 222; CHEM 104, 105, 110, 130, 205; or PHYS 100, 110, 120, 130.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Psychology program at IIT and their direct equivalents at Prairie State College:
PRAIRIE STATE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MATH 161 and 157 or Plane Trigonometry and Calculus for Business and Social Science MATH 119 and 122
MATH 171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
BIOL 111 or Cellular and Molecular Biology BIOL 107
BIOL 112 or Organismal Biology BIOL 107
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 115
ITPRG 142 or Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming CS Elect (see note 1)
ITPRG 144 or Introdution to C++ Programming CS 105
ITPRG 147 Introduction to JAVA Programming CS 105
PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 221
PSYCH 203 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 303 (see note 2)
PSYCH 204 Industrial/Organizational Psychology PSYC 301 (see note 2)
PSYCH 215 Social Psychology PSYC 310 (see note )

Note 1. This CS Elective will substitute for CS 105.
Note 2. IIT's Institute of Psychology will have the final approval to determine transfer credit.