2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.S.


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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 with a major in Psychological Science 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 with a major in psychological science 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 Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirement Specific to 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.

Major Field Requirements (33 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.
  • Complete one course from each of the four areas and one capstone course.
  • At least 21 of the 33 required hours in this section must be completed at KSU.
  • At least 39 upper-level hours overall are required to graduate.
  • Lower-level courses substituted for upper-level courses may not count toward the 39 hours.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 3398 / 4498 can be used in this section.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 4400 can be used in this section

Personality and Social Area


Choose one of the following:

Biological Bases Area


Choose one of the following:

Learning and Cognition Area


Choose one of the following:

Psychology Electives


Choose any 3000/4000 level courses within PSYC for a total of 12 credit hours.

Senior Capstone Experience*


*Prereq: PSYC 4100; submission of an application before registration; and one course from each of the four areas. One of the four areas may be completed concurrently. * Students must take the ETS Major Field Test as part of the Capstone Experience. * PSYC 4400 or HON 4499 may substitute. Application available in department office. Choose one of the following:

Related Electives* (12 Credit Hours)


Choose any 3000/4000 level courses outside of PSYC for a total of 12 credit hours. *Courses applied towards a minor: 1) typically appear here or in Free Electives, 2) cannot also be applied towards General Education requirements, and 3) must consist of ≥ 12 credit hours that are not applied towards the major

Free Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum totally 15 credit hours.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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