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3+3 Dual Degree: Psychology and DPT

St. Kate's offers a convenient dual-degree program that combines the core courses from psychology with physical therapy. Upon completion of our six-year program, you'll receive a bachelor's degree in psychology and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy, and you'll be ready to begin your career in healthcare.

Below is a sample course plan for the first three years of the program.

You will be assigned an academic adviser to help you choose electives and courses that best fit your interests and the requirements of our program.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
PSYC 1001: General Psychology
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry
BIOL 1210: General Biology I

Winter
BIOL 1220: General Biology II
PSYC 2025: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or Theology course*

Summer
Elective (if needed)

Fall
BIOL 2510: Human Anatomy
MATH 1130: Calculus I or MATH 1110: Functions with Calculus 1A
PSYC 3010: Abnormal Psychology
INDI 2220: Medical Terminology
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or Theology course

Winter
BIOL 2520: Human Physiology
MATH 1120: Functions with Calculus 1B or Elective
PSYC 2050: Statistical Methods in Psychology
LIT/FA: English Literature or Fine Arts course*

Summer
100 hours of clinical experience

Fall
PHYS 1110: Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1080: Physics for the Health Sciences I
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
PSYC 3000-level Lab Course
LIT/FA: English Literature or Fine Arts course

Winter
PHYS 1120: Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1090: Physics for the Health Sciences II
INDI 4990: Introduction to Physical Therapy
HIST: History course*
CRST/WOST: Critical Studies or Women’s Studies course*
LANG: Foreign Language course* (if needed)

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing requirements

Psychology majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors in course assignments throughout the departmental curriculum, rather than in a single course. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).