College of Human Services and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology Major (BS Traditional)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology at Concordia University, St. Paul, provides students with the opportunity to explore human behavior and cognition according to a rigorous social science framework. Features of this major include courses in human development, interaction, and physiology as well as biology, and genetics. Engaging, interdisciplinary course learning and applied experiential learning will help prepare students to enter a career of choice, graduate school, or medical 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 40 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required Core
PSY 102Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 210Child Psychology and Development4
PSY 220Adolescent Psychology4
PSY 300Cognition, Learning and Memory4
PSY 310Physiological Psychology4
PSY 330Counseling and the Helping Professional4
PSY 360Psychopathology4
PSY 370Personality Theories4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
PSY 451Social Psychology4
BIO 120General Biology I4
BIO 210Genetics4
Required Experiential Learning 8
To complete the Experiential Learning requirement in the Psychology major, students must complete one of the following options:
Option 1
Psychology Research Practicum (4)
Psychology Research Practicum (4)
Option 2
Psychology Internship (1-8)
Select 4 additional credits from the following4
Health Psychology (4)
Forensic and Legal Psychology (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Alternatively, for elective credit students may select from courses in CJU, FAS, or SOC
Total Credits59