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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Psychological Science
(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 with a major 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.  

General Education Requirements Specific to This Major:

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

Must earn a “C” or better for prerequisites to be satisfied.  

Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

Must earn a “C” or better for prerequisites to be satisfied. Compete one course from each of the five areas and one capstone course. 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 

Biological Bases Area:

Prereq: PSYC 2300

Learning and Cognition Area:

Prereq: PSYC 3301

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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