Psychology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Psychology

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one of the following:
College Algebra 1
Select one course numbered 1883
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
Select two science courses 26
Major Option
Complete all required courses50
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum19
Total Credit Hours120

Students interested in this degree MUST consult with the Department Chair. Courses from other disciplines ARE required.

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
PSY 370History and Systems of Psychology3
Psychology Requirements
Select 2 of the following:6
Learning and Conditioning
Sensation and Perception
Physiological Psychology
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
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology Lab 3
Select 2 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 18 credit hours of the following:18
PSY 100-PSY 499 4
Electives may include the following:
Human Genetics
Introduction to Counseling and Social Advocacy
Public Opinion and Political Problems
Computer Analysis of Statistical Data
Total Credit Hours50

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


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.


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


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.