Psychology, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Psychology

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
Wellness (LOPER 11)0
BS Science-related course requirements
Select two science courses 26
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum24
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

Psychology Core Requirements
PSY 203General Psychology3
PSY 250Behavioral Statistics3
PSY 270Research Methods I3
PSY 271Research Methods II3
PSY 300Orientation to Psychology1
PSY 495Psychological Inquiry3
Psychology Requirements
Select 1 of the following:3
Learning and Conditioning
Sensation and Perception
Physiological Psychology
Memory and Cognition
Select 1 of the following:3
Experimental Social Psychology
Theories of Personality
Group Dynamics
Select 1 of the following:3
Experimental Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Select 1 of the following:3
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychological Testing
Select 1 of the following:3
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychology and Law
Psychology Electives 4
Select 5 credit hours of the following:5
PSY 100-PSY 499
Total Credit Hours36

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.


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


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.


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