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Psychology (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: PSYC

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the major in Psychology requires (1) completion of Psychology 201 with a minimum grade of C-; (2) completion of two additional courses in Psychology at the 300-level with minimum grades of C-; and (3) completion of 30 hours of degree applicable credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

Type Hours
General Education Requirements 34
Total 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken)
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300+level
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)
Total 13-15

WR-two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Type Hours
Psychology 201, 301-302 9
Four courses from the following: Psychology 313, 321, 322, 331, 344, 363, 372, 375, 385, 501                  12
Electives in Psychology 12
Total 33

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Biology 240, 242, 244 8
Chemistry 201, 202, 207, 208, 209 9
Computer Engineering and Computer Science 121 1
Mathematics 205 (or higher level course)                                                                                                     3-4
Physics 221, 222, 223, 224 8
Electives in Natural Sciences or
Engineering at the 200+ level
Minimum Electives 6-11
Total 36-44


Type Hours
Total Minimum                                                                                                                                      121

Note: Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

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