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Psychology (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology offers students the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the science of behavior and the mind. The degree prepares students for graduate level study and for various professional positions in business, law, and health care. With the guidance of an academic advisor, students can choose electives to focus more clearly on future professional goals.


Students may declare the B.S. in Psychology as their major during the admissions process to the University, or at any time during their college career. Students who are thinking of changing their major are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor in the Department. Freshman and sophomore students should follow the curriculum outline for the degree presented below. Transfer students are welcomed to the Psychology Program. General education and supporting courses will be evaluated for credit during the admission process. Students transferring academic credits in the program must meet all university residence and transfer-of-credits requirements. A transfer grade intended to satisfy any Psychology core requirement or major elective course must be at least a "C."

Admission Requirements:

  1. Please note that PSYC 1101 (Introduction to Psychology), PSYC 2103 (Introduction to Human Development), PSYC 2101 (Introduction to Psychology of Adjustment) and MATH 1401 (Elementary Statistics), all must be completed with grades of "C" or higher.
  2. In addition to the academic regulations of the University, all Psychology core and major electives must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in good standing.

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Core Curriculum (Credits: 42 hours)

See listing of requirements

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Required Courses (Credits: 9 hours)

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 2101Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment

3 credits

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

Area F Electives (Credits: 9 hours)

Choose any three (3) 1000- and/or 2000- level courses.

Upper Level Major Courses (Credits: 33 hours)

Required Courses (Credits: 15 hours)

PSYC 3001Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3002Research Methods

3 credits

PSYC 3201Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3265Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3401Biopsychology

3 credits

Major Electives - (Credit: 15 hours)

Choose five (5) 3000- and/or 4000- level psychology courses.

Required Capstone Course (Credit: 3 hours)

Take one (1) of the following Psychology courses.

PSYC 4001Experimental Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4100Senior Capstone in Psychological Science

3

General/Free Electives (Credit: 27 hours)

Student may choose any 9 courses for which the prerequisites have been met. At least 2 of the 9 courses must be at the 3000 or 4000-level. 

Total Hours: 120