Psychology, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Psychology

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Including:
Select 1 of the following:
College Algebra 1
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
Select two science courses 26-8
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum9
Total Credit Hours120-122

For departmental assessment purposes, all students will be required to complete a comprehensive examination in Psychology during their final semester.

Major Option

Psychology Core Requirements
PSY 203General Psychology3
PSY 250Behavioral Statistics4
PSY 270Experimental Psychology4
PSY 300Orientation to Psychology1
Psychology Requirements
Select 2 of the following:6
Learning and Conditioning
Sensation and Perception
Physiological Psychology
Biopsychology
Memory and Cognition
Select 1 of the following:3
Experimental Social Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychology and Law
Select 1 of the following:3
Experimental Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Select 1 of the following:3
Theories of Personality
Psychopathology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychometrics
Psychology Lab 4
Select 2 courses of the following:2
Learning and Conditioning Laboratory
Sensation and Perception Laboratory
Physiological Psychology Laboratory
Biopsychology Laboratory
Experimental Social Psychology Laboratory
Advanced Psychology Lab
Psychopathology Laboratory
Memory and Cognition Laboratory
Psychometrics Lab
Developmental Psychology Laboratory
Psychology and Law Laboratory
Psychology Electives
Select 7 credit hours of the following:7
PSY 100-PSY 499 5
Total Credit Hours36
1

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.

2

Select two science courses (6 to 8 credit hours) in addition to those used to satisfy the General Studies requirement in the Natural Sciences. Students should plan these courses with their advisor. Courses from BIOL, CHEM, CSIT, GEOG (as a Natural Science), MATH (MATH 115 or above), or PHYS are considered science-related courses.

3

A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.

4

Prerequisite: PSY 270. Lab courses must be taken concurrently with the corresponding lecture course.

5

Except PSY 188 or PSY 388.

Restriction: No more than 6 credit hours from: PSY 399, PSY 493, PSY 499.

Restriction: No more than 3 credit hours from: PSY 192, PSY 230, PSY 231.