Undergraduate Degree - Psychology - Bachelor of Science

Program:
Psychology - Bachelor of Science
Program Code:
4419 Psychology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Psychology
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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 183 or higher); and (c) laboratory experience in biological or physical science totaling 2 credits. 

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Psychology major is met by completing one of the following courses:  Psychology 401, 409, 410, 411, 413, 424, 440, 455, 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 required major courses with a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 (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 238 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan 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 409 Psychobiology of Behavioral Development (W) 3
    PSY 410 Neuroscience 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 444 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Youth (W) 3
    PSY 455 Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology (W) 3
    PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
    e. Electives in Psychology 9
  4. Complete the following mathematics requirement, which will satisfy the university mathematics requirement or the departmental STEM requirement, but not both:
    a. One of the following courses or placement waiver:
    MTH 103 College Algebra 3
    MTH 103B College Algebra II 3
    MTH 116 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
    b. One of the following courses:
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
  5. Complete the following NATURAL SCIENCE requirement. These courses may satisfy the university alternative track science requirement or the departmental STEM requirement, but not both.
    a. One of the following courses:
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 3
    b. One of the following courses:
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  6. Other Required Courses (15 credits):
    Complete 15 credits in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses from the following list of courses: Fulfillment of this requirement also meets the College of Social Science STEM Graduation Requirement for Bachelor of Science Degree.
    ANTR  350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    ANTR  355 Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory 1
    BLD  204 Mechanisms of Disease 3
    BMB  200 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
    BS  161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS  162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS  171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS  172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    BS  181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS  182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS  191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS  192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology  Laboratory 2
    CEM  141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM  142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM  143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 3
    CEM  151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM  152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM  161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM  162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    CEM  181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    CEM  182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    CEM  185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    CEM  251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM  252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM  255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    CMSE  201 Computational Modeling and Data Analysis I 4
    CMSE  202 Computational Modeling and Data Analysis II 4
    CSD  213 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms 3
    CSE  102 Algorithmic Thinking and Programming 3
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 3
    CSE  232 Introduction to Programming II 3
    EPI  390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
    HNF  150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
    HNF  310 Nutrition in Medicine for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    HNF  385 Public Health Nutrition 3
    IBIO  150 Integrating Biology: From DNA to Populations 3
    IBIO  313 Animal Behavior 3
    IBIO  320 Developmental Biology 4
    IBIO  328 Comparative Anatomy and Biology of Vertebrates 4
    IBIO  341 Fundamental Genetics 4
    IBIO  365 Biology of Mammals 4
    KIN  216 Applied Human Anatomy 3
    KIN  217 Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
    KIN  330 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 3
    LB  117 Functions and Trigonometry 4
    LB  118 Calculus I 4
    LB  119 Calculus II 4
    LB  144 Biology 1: Organismal Biology 4
    LB  145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
    LB  155 Introduction to Quantitative Science and Research 3
    LB  171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    LB  171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    LB  172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
    LB  172L Principles of Chemistry II – Reactivity Laboratory 1
    LB  270 Medical Terminology 2
    MTH  114 Trigonometry 3
    MTH  116 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
    MTH  124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH  126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    MTH  132 Calculus I 3
    MTH  133 Calculus II 4
    MTH  152H Honors Calculus I 3
    MTH  153H Honors Calculus II 4
    MTH  234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MMG  141 Introductory Human Genetics 3
    MMG  201 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
    MMG  301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    MMG  302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    NEU  300 Neurobiology 3
    NEU  301 Introduction to Neuroscience I 3
    NEU  302 Introduction to Neuroscience II 3
    PHM  211 Pharmacology and Toxicology in Society 2
    PHM  350 Introduction to Human Pharmacology 3
    PSL  250 Introductory Physiology 4
    PSL  310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    STT  180 Introduction to Data Science 4
    STT  200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT  201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT  231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT  421 Statistics I 3
    STT  422 Statistics II 3