Psychology - BS

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Students interested in studying human behavior, with a science-oriented supporting curriculum, would pursue a BS degree. The BS can successfully prepare students interested in further study in a science-oriented psychology graduate program (such as neuroscience) or medical school, or other health-related graduate and professional programs (e.g., pharmacy, physical therapy), as well as students interested in entry-level positions in business or applied psychology.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
American history 3
Mathematics 1 3
Social and behavioral sciences 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGL 203
Writing about Literature
or Technical and Business Writing
3
PSYC 301 Elementary Statistics for Psychology 4
American history 3
Creative arts 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
PSYC 302 Research Methods and Design in Psychology 4
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Literature directed elective 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Abnormal Psychology  
Developmental Psychology  
Social Psychology  
History and Systems of Psychology  
Personality  
Personnel Psychology  
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 1 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Abnormal Psychology  
Developmental Psychology  
Social Psychology  
History and Systems of Psychology  
Personality  
Personnel Psychology  
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Literature directed elective 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Black Psychology  
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Minority Experience  
Psychology of Culture and Diversity  
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality  
Psychology of Women  
Psychology of Women of Color  
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience  
Psychology of Animal Behavior  
Sensation-Perception  
Biology of Psychological Disorders  
Psychology of Learning  
Human Cognitive Processes  
Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience  
Psychology of Animal Behavior  
Sensation-Perception  
Biology of Psychological Disorders  
Psychology of Learning  
Human Cognitive Processes  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 2 3
Psychology elective 4 3
General elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Life and physical sciences 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Psychology elective 4 3
Psychology elective 4 3
General elective 3 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the major field.

No course can be counted in more than one category.

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.