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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS –- 37 semester hours as follows:

Required Core Courses—16 hours:

  • PSYC 111 Careers in Psychology
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology
  • PSYC 234 Research Design and Statistics I
  • PSYC 244 Research Design and Statistics II
  • PSYC 438 History and Systems in Psychology
  • PSYC 499 Senior Seminar

Group A — One course (3 hours) selected from the following:

  • *PSYC 331 Physiological Psychology
  • *PSYC 436 Learning and Cognition
  • ** PSYC 431 Psychological Testing

Group B --- Two courses (6 hours) selected from the following:

  • PSYC 333 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 334 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 338 I/O Psychology
  • PSYC 431 Psychological Testing
  • PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology

Electives—12 hours selected from previous courses (Group A and B) not used to meet the major requirements or from the following (only two- 200 level courses can be used as electives):

  • PSYC 232 Psychology and Human Development
  • PSYC 237 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSYC 238 Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality
  • PSYC 332 Adult Development
  • PSYC 401 IS: Sports Psychology
  • PSYC 430 Psychology of Religion
  • PSYC 433 Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 434 Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 490 Directed Study-Special Topics
  • *PSYC 491 Directed Study-Research or Readings

*Recommended for students planning to attend graduate school.
**Recommended for students planning to enter the Clinical field

 

 


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS-- Completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree plus a foreign language through the intermediate level.

 


MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS-- -– 21 semester hours as follows:

Required Core Courses—6 hours:

  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology
  • PSYC 232 Psychology of Human Development

Five courses selected from the following: 12 hours

  • PSYC 234 Research Design & Statistics I*
  • PSYC 244 Research Design & Statistics II*
  • PSYC 237 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSYC 331 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 332 Adult Development
  • PSYC 333 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 334 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 336 Psychology and Modern Life
  • PSYC 338 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 401 IS Sports Psychology
  • PSYC 431 Psychological Testing
  • PSYC 434 Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 436 Learning and Cognition
  • PSYC 490 Directed Study-Special Topics

Students can take ONLY two 200-level electives for the minor in Psychology

*Students who choose to take BOTH PSYC 234 and 244 may take ONE additional 200-level psychology course to satisfy their minor electives. Also, students who take these two courses may also choose from additional courses for which PSYC 234 and 244 are prerequisites (PSYC 431, 436, 438):

 


DIRECTED STUDIES:

Majors may include a maximum of 6 hours in directed studies courses up to 3 hours of PSYC 490 and 3 hours of PSYC 491, or 6 hours of PSYC 491. Minors may enroll in PSYC 490 only, and are limited to 3 hours of PSYC 490 credit. The PSYC 491 course is reserved for students who display self-direction and academic excellence. Students enrolling in PSYC 491 must have completed PSYC 131, 232, 234, and 244, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Psychology and permission of the Department Chair.

Psychology majors must achieve a grade of C or higher in prerequisite courses.  Transfer students may have the pattern of prerequisites altered at the discretion of the Department Chair.