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Bachelor of Science

Psychology Major

Program Curriculum 

Degree Core Requirements
Introductory Requirements
PSYC 1004Introductory Psychology3
PSYC 1094Principles of Psychological Research 13
Fundamentals of Psychology
Select two of the following:6
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Introduction to Neuroscience of Behavior
Social Psychology
4000-Level Lecture Course with Co-Requisite One-Credit Laboratory
Select one of the following: 24
Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
and Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Learning
and Laboratory in Advanced Learning
Personality Research
and Personality Research Laboratory
Physiological Psychology
and Laboratory in Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
and Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Advanced Social Psychology
and Laboratory in Social Psychology
Theory of Psychological Measurement
and Laboratory in Psychological Measurement
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
Psychology Senior Seminar
PSYC 4354/4364Senior Seminar3
Subtotal19
Additional Course Requirements
4000-Level Psychology Elective
Select one of the following: 23
History and Systems in Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Learning
Personality Research
Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Advanced Social Psychology
Theory of Psychological Measurement
Cognitive Psychology
Language Development
Bilingual Development and Cognition
The Science of Giving
Predicting Social Behavior
Neuroeconomics
Electives within Psychology
Select two of the following: 26
Language and the Mind
Psychology of Social Interventions
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Personality
Introduction to Neuroscience of Behavior
Animal Behavior
Social Psychology
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
Abnormal Psychology
Human Behaviors and Natural Environments
Psychological Disorders of Children
Health Psychology
Psychological Foundations of Education
History and Systems in Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Learning
Personality Research
Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Advanced Social Psychology
Theory of Psychological Measurement
Cognitive Psychology
Language Development
Bilingual Development and Cognition
The Science of Giving
Predicting Social Behavior
Neuroeconomics
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research
First Year Experience
PSYC 1024Pathways Through and Beyond the Psychology Major 32
Science Requirement for Psychology
Beyond Pathways General Education requirements. Select one year of an introductory science sequence with labs, from a sequence or cluster listed below; you must complete a sequence or cluster within the same department.8
Sequence 1
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
Sequence 2
Human Anatomy & Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Sequence 3
Earth Science: Our Past, Present, and Future
and Introduction to Earth Sciences Laboratory
Earth Resources, Society, and Environment
and Earth Resources, Society and Environment Laboratory
Sequence 4
Chemistry in Context
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry in Context
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Sequence 5
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Sequence 6
Introduction to Astronomy
and Astronomy Laboratory
Introduction to Astronomy
and Astronomy Laboratory
Sequence 7
General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
Sequence 8
Foundations of Physics
and Foundations of Physics
Exploring Data
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
Fundamentals of Behavioral Decision Science
Introduction to Computational Thinking
Community Analytics
Quantitative Approaches to Community Research
Introduction to Data in Social Context
Critical Thinking
Data in Our Lives
Introductory Statistics (no credit received it taken after any Statistics course with a higher number)
Biological Statistics
Exploring Human Diversity
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to African Studies
Race and Racism
The Black Woman in the U.S.
Introduction to American Indian Studies
Introduction to Appalachian Studies
Economics of Gender
Issues of Schooling in the United States
Education of Exceptional Learners
Human Sexuality
Introduction to Disabilities Studies
Peace and Violence
Race and Gender in Religion and Culture
Social Problems
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Diversity and Community Engagement
Asian American Experience
Gender and Work in the U.S.
Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies
Subtotal25
Free Electives
Complete sufficient semester hours of Free Electives to total 120 hours 31 credits of free electives31
Subtotal31
Pathways to General Education
See relevant pages in Psychology Student Handbook for further information
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select two of the following:6
Precalculus with Transcendental Functions (5F)
Elementary Calculus (5F)
Precalculus with Transcendental Functions (5F)
Calculus of a Single Variable (5F)
Select one of the following:3
Statistics for Social Science 4
Biological Statistics
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal45
Total Credits120
1

Acceptable Substitutions: HD 3014 Research Methods in Human Development or SOC 3204 Social Research Methods.

2

Some of these courses have prerequisites. Please consult the Course Timetable and Course Catalog.

3

Acceptable Substitutions: PSYC 1024 Pathways Through and Beyond the Psychology Major: any of the University-approved First Year Experience (FYE) courses.

4

Acceptable Substitutions: STAT 3005 Statistical Methods.

Other Requirements

Foreign Language Requirement

Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

Free Electives

In addition to satisfying all University and general education requirements, and all requirements for Psychology majors, students will complete sufficient semester hours of Free Electives to total 120 hours.

Satisfactory Progress

The following are to be used to assess satisfactory progress toward a B.S. degree in Psychology:

  • Upon having attempted 30 semester hours, students must have completed 12 semester credits that apply to the Pathways to General Education, PSYC 1004 Introductory Psychology and have an overall GPA of 2.00.
  • Upon having attempted 72 semester hours, students must have completed 24 semester credits that apply to the Pathways to General Education and have an overall GPA of 2.00. Also, PSYC 1004 Introductory Psychology, PSYC 1094 Principles of Psychological Research, and an additional 3 hr. PSYC course.
  • Upon having attempted 96 semester credits, students must have completed all Pathways to General Education Courses and have an overall GPA of 2.00.
  • To graduate, students must completed 120 semester hours and have an overall GPA of 2.00.

In-Major GPA

Students must maintain a minimum in-major GPA of 2.0. All courses taken within the Department of Psychology count toward the in-major GPA.

Prerequisite

Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor.