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BS in Psychology

Degree Requirements

The B.S. in Psychology degree is recommended for students who intend to prepare for medical school or research related graduate study. Students complete courses in a variety of areas of psychology with an emphasis on research.

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Psychology Major 36 credits
Major Foundational Courses 12 credits 
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I (3 credits)
PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II (3 credits)
PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics (3 credits)
PSYC 315 Research Methods I (3 credits)
PSYC 405 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
PSYC 450 Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Six courses which meet the following criteria:
a) Four courses are selected from 4 different major content areas
b) All courses must be at the 300 level or above
c) At least two course must be at the 400 level
(This requirement cannot be fulfilled with PSYC 475 )
18 credits
Cognate Requirements 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 (General Biology I and II) with lab (BIOL 111L and 112L), or
BIOL 109-110 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II) with lab (BIOL 109L and 110L)
Open Electives 42 credits
TOTAL 126 credits

*Three core credits in social sciences and six core credits in naturals may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

B.S. in Psychology (126 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (Fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (Spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I 3 credits
PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 6 credits
BIOL 109 and 110 Anatomy and Physiology or 8 credits
BIOL 111,111L & 112, 112L General Biology
PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics 3 credits
PSYC 315 Research Methods I (WE) 3 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 1 – Content Area 1 3 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 2 – Content Area 2 3 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 6 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 3 – Content Area 3 3 credits
PSYC 4XX Psychology Course 4 – Content Area 4, 1st 400-level course 3 credits
PSYC XXX Psychology Course 5 – 300 or 400 level elective 3 credits
Open Electives 18 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 3 credits
PSYC 4XX Psychology Course 6 – 2nd 400-level course 3 credits
PSYC 405 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSYC 450 Capstone Seminar 3 credits
Open Electives 18 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 126