Middle Tennessee State University piloted a new online cohort program for psychology which began Fall 2009. A cohort is a model in which an entering group of learners stay together for the entire program. The program is designed to enable full time students, who meet the requirements, to finish their bachelor degree program in 2 years.
To be eligible for the cohort program students must have:
Admission for the Fall 2012 cohort is currently open. To apply, please complete the following request form prior to April 30, 2012. Students must be accepted by the university and have all of their transcripts on file with the university before the April deadline in order to be considered for this program. Please keep in mind that approval for admission to the university can take several weeks at this point in the semester. Applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the Fall 2012 cohort by May 15, 2012.
Due to space limitations, not all applicants who meet the requirements will be admitted to the cohort. Students who are not accepted into the cohort program can still earn their psychology major online but will not have reserved space in the classes.
Cohort Request Form
In order to participate in the Psychology cohort, you must first complete this form to request a position. All fields must be completed. Cohort Schedule
The projected schedule for the cohort courses may be previewed here.
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B.S. in Psychology (Cohort Schedule)
Bolded courses below (required for the major) will be reserved for cohort students the semester shown. In addition to satisfying the requirements for the 38-hour major (26 hours of required courses and 12 hours of psychology electives), psychology majors also must satisfy the requirements for general education and the requirements for two 15-hour minors. Students who are not admitted to the cohort may still take online courses toward the B.S. in Psychology but will not have priority when registering for online psychology courses.
1st Fall Semester (12-15 hours)
1st Spring Semester (12-15 hours)
2nd Fall Semester (12-15 hours)
2nd Spring Semester (12-15 hours)
The following courses are offered online at least once a year and could be taken as psychology electives to satisfy the 12-hour elective requirement. Note that some classes may only be offered in the summer:
(1) PSY4260: Introduction to Psychological Testing (3 hours)
(2) PSY 4210 – Adolescent Psychology (Correspondence course) (3 hours)
(3) PSY 3320 – Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 hours)
(4) PSY4360: Organizational Psychology (3 hours)
(5) PSY4330: Industrial/Organizational Training & Development (3 hours)
1Students who take PSY3230: Abnormal Psychology as a required course can take PSY3590: Personality (RODP) as an elective.
2Students who take PSY4030: Sensation & Perception as a required course can take PSY4240: Behavioral Neuroscience as an elective (or vice versa),
3Students who take PSY4040: Cognitive Psychology as a required course can take PSY 4480: Learning Theories as an elective (or vice versa).
Please Note: Two 15 hour minors are required for this major. Click to see list of online minors.
For more information please visit the psychology website.