Psychobiology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Psychology

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
College Algebra 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
LOPER 7: Social Science
General Psychology
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERS 9-10) 26
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements
CHEM 160
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 161
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Major Option
Complete all required courses55-62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum27-20
Total Credit Hours120

A minimum “C” grade is required in all courses required by the major, including general studies and Bachelor of Science-related course requirements.  All students graduating with a degree in Psychology must take at least 50% of the Psychology courses at UNK (PSY designated courses only).  

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

Major Option

Psychobiology Comprehensive Core Requirements
PSY 230Human Development3
PSY 250Behavioral Statistics3
PSY 270Research Methods I3
PSY 271Research Methods II3
PSY 300Orientation to Psychology1
PSY 313Physiological Psychology3
PSY 407Psychopathology3
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
Select one of the following options:5-10
Select 2 courses:
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
and Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Lab
Select 4 courses:
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following options:5
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Select 1 of the following: 33-5
Plane Trigonometry
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
Applied Calculus I
Psychobiology Comprehensive Psychology Requirements
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Experimental Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Sensation and Perception
Memory and Cognition
Health Psychology
Psychobiology Comprehensive Biology Requirements 4
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
Human Microbiology
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Principles of Immunology
Developmental Biology
Infectious Diseases
Advanced Molecular Biology
Human Genetics
Biochemistry I
Introduction to Nutrition
Special Topics Gross Anatomy
Gross Anatomy of Movement
Physiology of Exercise
General Physics II
and Physics Laboratory II
Total Credit Hours55-62

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level. Students are required to take a LOPERs 4: Mathematics, Statistical, and Quantitative Reasoning course regardless of entry level.


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Course possibly may fulfill General Studies requirement reducing total credit hours needed for unrestricted electives for the degree. Consult advisor.


Students are urged to work closely with their advisor in selecting from the courses listed.