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B.S. in Psychology Full Curriculum

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the University Core and of the College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Core, B.S. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 44 credits in psychology of which 27 are required. MATH 1401 is also required. Students must earn at least a C- in PSYC 1101 and PSYC 1201. The core sequence courses PSYC 2311, PSYC 3311, and PSYC 5111, may each be taken a maximum of two times. Students also must earn at least a C- in each of these courses. Through the advising process, individual programs are tailored to the student's needs and objectives. The psychology B.S. major includes the following:

Required Courses (18 credits):

  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1201 Orientation to the Psychology Major (1 credit)
  • PSYC 2311 Elementary Psychological Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 3311 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 3217 Biological Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 5113 Seminar in Psychology (3 credits)
One Social/Developmental Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 1212 Child Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1213 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1214 Adult Development (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1215/WMST 1215 Psychology of Gender (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2212 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2216 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3212 Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)  
One Fieldwork/Applied Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 1216 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1219 Sports Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1222 International Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1223 Psychology of Religion (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2222 Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3408-3413 Internship in Psychology (3/6 credits)  
One Clinical/Professional Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 1218 Drug and Alcohol Abuse (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1221 Exceptional Child Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2211 Personality Concepts (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2214 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2215 Psychological Testing (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2220 Behavior Modification (3 credits)  
  • PSYC 3314 Foundations of Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
Experiential Learning Requirement:
  • All students are required to take one experiential course as part of their B.S. degree requirements. This class does not constitute additional credits; in completing the major requirements, students must complete one of the following courses:
    • PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience (3 credits)
    • PSYC 3408-3413 Internship in Psychology (3/6 credits)
    • Any other PSYC course with an explicit service-learning component (3 credits)  
Laboratory Requirement:
  • All students are required to take one Psychology laboratory credit with the co-requisite of the related 3-credit course as part of their B.S. degree requirement. The laboratory course can be selected from either the Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes category or the Learning and Cognition category:
    • PSYC 3224 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (2 credits)
    • PSYC 3225 Learning Laboratory (2 credits)  
    • PSYC 3226 Behavior Modification Laboratory (2 credits)
    • PSYC 3227 Biological Psychology Laboratory (2 credit)
Psychology Electives:
  • 12 additional PSYC credits, with at least 6 credits at the 2000-level or higher. 
One Learning and Cognition Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 3214 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits) 
  • PSYC 3216 Motivation and Emotion (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3220 Learning (3 credits)
Total Credits: 44

 

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