College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology Major (BS Traditional)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology encourages students to develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and interaction. Classroom learning in combination with a research-focused internship experience will prepare students to enter a career of choice, medical school, or graduate school.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required
Psychology Courses
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
PSY 498Psychology Internship8
PSY 490Seminar on Psychological Topics4
SOC 451Social Psychology4
Mind-Brain Courses
Select 8 credits of the following:8
Cognition, Learning and Memory (4)
Physiological Psychology (4)
Sensation and Perception (4)
Clinical Courses
Select 8 credits of the following:8
Introduction to Counseling (4)
Abnormal Psychology (4)
Introduction to Personality Theories (4)
Developmental Courses
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Child Psychology and Development (4)
Adolescent Psychology (4)
Sociology of Law (4)
Mathematics and Science Courses
BIO 120Biology I: The Unity of Life4
BIO 210Genetics4
CHE 115General Chemistry I4
MAT 110Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 125Precalculus4
or MAT 135 Calculus I
Electives
Select 16 credits of 300 or 400 level Psychology courses16
Total Credits79