Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Programs
Psychology - Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

    Students who are enrolled in the Psychology major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Psychology may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that totals 8 credits and consists of the following courses: (a) one course in Biological Science; (b) one course in Chemistry or one course in Physics (numbered 181B or higher); and (c) laboratory experience in biological or physical science totaling 2 credits. Courses taken for the alternative track may not be counted toward the College of Social Science STEM REQUIREMENT.

    The completion of Mathematics 124 or 132. It may satisfy the University mathematics requirement or the College of Social Science STEM REQUIREMENT, but not both.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Psychology major is met by completing one of the following courses:  Psychology 401, 402, 405, 409, 410, 411, 413, 424, 440, 444, 455, 475 or 493. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major (31 or 32 credits):
    a. All of the following courses:
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    PSY 295 Data Analysis in Psychological Research 3
    PSY 395 Research Design and Measurement in Psychological Research 3
    b. One of the following courses:
    PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology 3
    PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
    c. Two of the following courses:
    PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
    PSY 236 Personality 3
    PSY 244 Developmental Psychology: Infancy Through Childhood 3
    PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
    PSY 270 Community Psychology 3
    PSY 280 Abnormal Psychology 3
    d. One of the following courses:
    PSY 401 Expertise and Skill (W) 3
    PSY 402 Sensation and Perception (W) 3
    PSY 405 History of Modern Psychology (W) 3
    PSY 409 Psychobiology of Behavioral Development (W) 3
    PSY 410 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (W) 3
    PSY 411 Hormones and Behavior (W) 3
    PSY 413 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (W) 4
    PSY 424 Child and Family Psychopathology (W) 3
    PSY 440 Attitudes and Social Cognition (W) 3
    PSY 444 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Youth (W) 3
    PSY 455 Organizational Research Techniques (W) 3
    PSY 475 Personality Theories (W) 3
    PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
    e. Electives in Psychology 9
  4. Other Required Courses (15 credits):
    Complete a 15 credits in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses from a list of courses approved and maintained by the Department of Psychology. At least 9 of these credits must be from psychology relevant STEM courses. Fulfillment of this requirement also meets the College of Social Science STEM Graduation Requirement for Bachelor of Science Degree.