BS Degree

Psychology 

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Bachelor of Science Academic Foundations/Core: Catalog 2002-2004

Class

Credits

ENGL 1113 Rhet. & Comp.

   3

ENGL 1123 Rhet. & Comp.

   3

SPCH

   3

Math*

   3

CMPS

   3

HIST 1133 Survey to 1865

   3

HIST 1233 Survey since 1865

   3

POLS 1333 American Government

   3

POLS 1433 American Government

   3

Humanities **

   3

Humanities **

   3

Fine Arts

   3

ECON 1333 or 2333 General/Macro

   3

BIOL 1134 or 1144

   3

BIOL

   3

Lab Science-Geology, Physics, or Chemistry ***

   3

Lab Science-Geology, Physics, or Chemistry ***

   3

PHED

   2

PHED

   2

Sub-Total

  59

*Students earning a BS degree may not count Contemporary Mathematics 1053 towards the math requirement. BS students must take College Algebra 1233 or higher. This differs from the BA degree requirements.

**Students earning a BS degree can count one year of foreign language, Philosophy, or History (1333, 1433, 3133) as meeting the humanities requirement. This differs from the BA degree requirements.  

***Both lab sciences must be in the same discipline. Students earning a BS degree may not count Introduction to Chemistry (1102, 1101; 1203). They must take General Chemistry (1143, 1141; 11243, 1241). This differs from the BA degree requirements.

Psychology Major Requirements

Class

Credit

Advanced Hours

PSYC 1103 General Psychology

   3

     0

PSYC 2203 Human Behavior

   3

     0

PSYC 3303 Writing in Psychology

   3

     3

PSYC 3313 Psychological Statistics

   3

     3

PSYC 3603 Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 4203 Psychology of Personality

   3

     3

PSYC 3703 Theories of Motivation or PSYC 4003 Learning

   3

     3

PSYC 4503 Tests & Evaluation or

PSYC 4703 Experimental Psychology

   3

     3

 

 

 

Twelve Advanced Hours

 

 

(1) PSYC

   3

     3

(2) PSYC

   3

     3

(3) PSYC

   3

     3

(4) PSYC

   3

     3

Sub-Total

33

    27

 

Note: 120 semester hours plus an additional 4 PHED hours (total 124) are required before a B.S. will be conferred. Therefore, an additional 32 hours are required beyond the requirements listed above. Most of the extra hours are used to earn a minor (which is required) or one can take a few more courses and earn a second major (which will replace the minor).

Note: 33 advanced hours are required for a B.S. Advanced hours are defined as being junior level or higher (3000 level). The psychology major provides 27 of those hours. A minor typically provides an additional 12 for a total of 39. Please be aware that this is a different requirement than for the B.A. degree.