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Admissions

Credit Guide for Psychology

The psychology major at Lake Forest College requires a minimum of 9 courses: three fundamental courses, two courses from Menu A, two courses from Menu B, an elective, and a senior capstone (see details in the drop-down menu below). Students typically find it helpful to take additional coursework in psychology (e.g., extra menu items or electives), as well as internships and research experiences.

Lake Forest College PSYC Major Requirements
Fundamental (3 Courses)   Pre-Requisites
PSYC 110L Introduction to Psychological Science (& Lab) none
PSYC 221L Research Methods & Statistics I (& Lab) PSYC 110 (C- or better)
PSYC 222L Research Methods & Statistics II (& Lab) PSYC 221 (C- or better)
Menu A (2 Courses)    
PSYC 255 Social Psychology PSYC 110 (C- or better)
PSYC 330 Motivation & Emotion PSYC 221 (C- or better)
PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 221 (C- or better)
PSYC 375 Personality PSYC 221 (C- or better)
Menu B (2 Courses)    
PSYC 310 Sensation & Perception PSYC 222 (C- or better)
PSYC 320 Learning PSYC 222 (C- or better)
PSYC 360 Cognitive Psychology PSYC 222 (C- or better)
PSYC 370L Neuroscience: From Brain to Behavior (& Lab) PSYC 221 (C- or better)
Elective (1 Course)    
  Any additional PSYC course Varies
Senior Capstone (1 Capstone)    
  Senior Seminar (400-level course) or Thesis PSYC 222 (C- or better)

General Transfer Guidelines for four-year college and university transfers and community college transfers

Using transfer courses and/or AP scores, students may satisfy a maximum of 3 requirements of the PSYC major at Lake Forest College.  In order to transfer, a course must be completed with a C- or better.

  1. To satisfy the PSYC 110L requirement, you must transfer:
    • an intro to psychology course (or an AP Psych score of 5) AND a basic statistics course (or an AP Stats score of 4 or 5)
  2. To satisfy one of our “menu” requirements, you must transfer:
    • one course with a title similar to the title of one the Lake Forest College menu courses
  3. To satisfy the “elective” requirement, you may transfer:
    • any additional psychology course

Community College Transfer Guide for our community college feeder schools

College of DuPage
College of DuPage Lake Forest College

PSYCH 1100 (General Psych) AND one statistics course (PSYCH 2280 or MATH 1635)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSYCH 2215 (Cognitive Psychology) PSYC 360 (Cognitive Psychology) – Menu B
PSYCH 2240 (Social Psychology) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
PSYCH 2255 (Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
PSYCH 2260 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
Any additional PSYCH course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSYCH 1100 (General Psych) AND a statistics course (PSYCH 2280 or MATH 1635)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses 
    • Option A - PSYCH 2215 (Cognitive Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 360 from LFC PSYC Menu B

    • Option B - PSYCH 2240 (Social Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 255 from LFC PSYC Menu A

    • Option C - PSYCH 2255 (Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A

    • Option D - PSYCH 2260 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A

  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSYCH course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
College of Lake County
College of Lake County Lake Forest College

PSY 121 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MTH 142 or MTH 222)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 223 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 224 (Theories of Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
PSY 225 (Social Psychology) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 121 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MTH 142 or MTH 222)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses 
    •  Option A - PSY 223 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 224 (Theories of Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option C - PSY 225 (Social Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 255 from LFC PSYC Menu A
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College Lake Forest College

PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MTH 120 or MTH 140)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 201 (Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
PSY 215 (Social Psychology) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 216 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MTH 120 or MTH 140)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses
    • Option A - PSY 201 (Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 215 (Social Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 255 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option C - PSY 216 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
Harper College
Harper College Lake Forest College

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MTH 165 or MTH 225)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 225 (Theories of Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
PSY 230 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 235 (Learning Theory & Human Behavior) PSYC 320 (Learning) – Menu B
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MTH 165 or MTH 225)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses
    • Option A - PSY 225 (Theories of Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 230 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option C - PSY 235 (Learning Theory & Human Behavior) will satisfy PSYC 320 from LFC PSYC Menu B
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
McHenry County College
McHenry County College Lake Forest College

PSY 151 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MAT 120 or MAT 220)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 265 (Social Psychology) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 275 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 280 (Theories of Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 151 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MAT 120 or MAT 220)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses
    • Option A - PSY 265 (Social Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 255 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 275 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option C - PSY 280 (Theories of Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MAT 131 or MAT 190)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 202 (Social Psychology) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 203 (Psychology of Abnormal Behavior) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 206 (Theories of Personality) PSYC 375 (Personality) – Menu A
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MAT 131 or MAT 190)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses
    • Option A - PSY 202 (Social Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 255 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 203 (Psychology of Abnormal Behavior) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option C - PSY 206 (Theories of Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective” 
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options
Triton College
Triton College Lake Forest College

PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND one statistics course (MAT 170 or BUS 149)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
PSY 210 (Theories of Personality) PSYC 255 (Social Psychology) – Menu A
PSY 238 (Abnormal Psychology) PSYC 350 (Abnormal Psychology) – Menu A
Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
  1. An equivalent to our PSYC 110L (Introduction to Psychological Science & Lab) course
    • PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND a statistics course (MAT 170 or BUS 149)
    • The rules for AP credits are outlined above in the “General Transfer Guidelines” section
  2. An equivalent to one of our “menu” courses
    • Option A - PSY 210 (Theories of Personality) will satisfy PSYC 375 from LFC PSYC Menu A
    • Option B - PSY 203 (Abnormal Psychology) will satisfy PSYC 350 from LFC PSYC Menu A
  3. Any third psychology course as an “elective”
    • Any additional PSY course will satisfy the LFC PSYC Elective requirement
    • This course cannot satisfy any additional “menu” options