The PSYC major requires a total of 6 credits of Fieldwork.
Students must work 9 hours/week spread over 14 weeks for every 3 credits of Fieldwork.
- Registering for 3 credits = 9 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 125 hours.
- Registering for 6 credits = 18 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 250 hours.
- Registering for 9 credits = 27 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 375 hours.
- Registering for 12 credits = 36 hours/week over 14 weeks of a semester: a total minimum of 500 hours.
It should be noted that during the summer, there are only about 12 weeks. Thus, each 3 credits represents slightly over 10 hours of work per week with a total minimum of 125 fieldwork hours.
FIELDWORK/SL COURSE SEQUENCE & COURSE NUMBERS FOR REGISTRATION
The Fieldwork/Service Learning (or Fieldwork/SL) Sequence of Courses and their respective Course Numbers are:
- Fieldwork/SL I: PSYC487N (3 credits; Required for PSYC major)
- Fieldwork/SL II: PSYC488N (3 credits; Required for PSYC major)
- Fieldwork/SL III: PSYC489N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)
- Fieldwork/SL IV: PSYC490N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)
- Fieldwork/SL V: PSYC491N (3 credits; General Elective only; NOT counted as PSYC elective)
Fieldwork/SL I can be completed during the junior year or during the senior year.
Students can register for more than one Fieldwork/SL course in one semester in order to achieve the desired workload.
For example, a student can choose to do her/his first 6 credits of fieldwork and would register for PSYC487N and PSYC488N, concurrently. Students can also choose to spread out their fieldwork across multiple semesters.
Additional Workload Notes:
- Students may begin their fieldwork no earlier than the first day of the semester’s classes. The Fieldwork must be completed before the last day of the semester’s exam period.
- Fieldwork hours must be spread evenly across the semester; a student cannot concentrate hours (e.g., work overtime) for a shorter period without approval from the Fieldwork Coordinator. Requests must be submitted in writing.
- Students shall not register for more than 12 credits of Fieldwork/Service Learning in one semester (because registering for 12 credits in one semester would require that students work a full-time fieldwork schedule: 36 to 40 hours a week for a total of 500 work hours).
- Students cannot complete more than 15 credits of psychology Fieldwork/Service Learning during the undergraduate program.