Aug 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.S.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6225

Program Description

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.

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

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


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 (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one of the following:

Biological Bases Area (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one of the following:

Learning and Cognition Area (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one of the following:

Psychology Electives (12 Credit Hours)


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

Senior Capstone Experience* (3 Credit Hours)


*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:

Upper-Division 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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