2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology (B.S.) [PSY]


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The B.S. requires 0-3 credit hours of foreign language.

The major provides a broad base of understanding of psychology as a science — the methodology of the discipline, the principles and concepts in major areas, and selected areas of application. Major areas include research methods, as well as a broad range of areas represented in the four-group distribution.

Career Potential

  • Academics
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Research
  • Counselor/therapist
  • School psychologist
  • Human services

B. Other: 21 credit hours


One course from two of the following groups and two courses from the other two groups plus an additional lab course from Group I.

Group I: Experimental Psychology


Note: The following are lab courses.

Group III: Personality Psychology


Group IV: Applied Psychology


C. Courses in Related Areas for the Bachelor of Science: 21 credit hours


Bachelor of Science candidates must take the required credit hours listed for each discipline.

Anthropology/Sociology: 6 credit hours


Choose from the following courses or any other undergraduate sociology/anthropology course that has these as a prerequisite.

 

Select either:


Philosophy: 3 credit hours


Other philosophy courses may be substituted with the approval of the Psychology Department.

Computer Applications: 3 credit hours


Mathematics: 3 credit hours


Choose from the following courses, or any other undergraduate mathematics course that has these as a prerequisite.

D. Additional Courses in Related Areas for the Bachelor of Science: 6 credit hours


Courses may be selected from biology (see list in Category C), mathematics (see list in Category C), chemistry (see list below) or physics (see list below).

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the bachelor’s degree in Psychology over four years


First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • Foreign language or GE
    Foreign language required at the 202-level for the B.A.

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Group II)
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • PSY (Group III)
  • GE course
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Group IV)
  • PHI elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY elective
  • PSY Lab
    The B.A. requires one PSY lab; the B.S. requires two PSY labs.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • PSY Lab
    The B.A. requires one PSY lab; the B.S. requires two PSY labs.
  • PSY elective
  • B.S. science/math req.
    The B.S. requires two science and/or math courses in addition to biology requirement in related areas.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • B.S. science/math req.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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