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  Aug 16, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
(470) 578-6225

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It examines behavior and mental processes in an effort to serve human welfare. The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology is designed to provide students with strong research, communication, and critical thinking skills. As such, the program requires completion of an Introductory Psychology course, a Careers in Psychology course, a laboratory-based two-semester research sequence, courses from the primary areas of the discipline, and a Senior Capstone Experience. The undergraduate degree in psychology provides students with a strong foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines. It also provides a broad liberal arts education that can serve as an entry point into bachelor's degree-level careers. Students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with an advisor.
 

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


See Listing of Requirements.  

Specific General Education Requirements for this Major:


Lower-Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


Must earn a "C" or better in all courses in this area. Must earn a "C" or better for prerequisites to be satisfied.  

Upper-Division Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


Must earn a "C" or better in all courses in this area. Must earn a "C" or better for prerequisites to be satisfied. Compete one course from each of the five areas and one capstone course. At least 21 of the 36 required hours in this section must be completed at KSU. At least 39 upper-level hours are required to graduate. Lower-level courses substituted for upper-level courses do not count toward the 39 hours. No more than 6 hours of PSYC 4400 can be used in this section.

Major Electives


Choose one class in each of the following 5 Areas plus the Senior Capstone Experience and Psychology Electives:

Developmental Area:


Prereq: PSYC 1101

Personality and Social Area:


Prereq: PSYC 2300 Choose one of the following courses:

Biological Bases Area:


Prereq: PSYC 2300. Choose one of the following courses:

Learning and Cognition Area:


Prereq: PSYC 3301. Choose one of the following:

Senior Capstone Experience: *


See notes below. One 3-credit hour course from the following:

Psychology Electives:


Twelve credit hours of 3000-4000 level PSYC courses. 

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)


3000-4000 level courses outside of PSYC.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.    

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)


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