Dec 01, 2021
Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Psychological Science
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 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.
Choose one class in each of the following 5 Areas plus the Senior Capstone Experience and Psychology Electives:
Prereq: PSYC 1101
Diversity and Multicultural 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:
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)
Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)