Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology

Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Natural Sciences 8
PHIL 3372
PHIL 2303
COMS 2382
Philosophy of Science
and Critical Thinking
and Comm. for Bus. & Professions 2
Major Core 3
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 43
PSYC 3332History Of Psychology3
PSYC 3401Research Methods 54
PSYC 3402Psychological Statistics 54
Experimental Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Physiological Psychology
Comparative Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psy
Personality-Social Development Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Close Relationships
Development Psychology
Psychopathology & Fam Dynamics
Social Psychology
Applied Social Psychology
Psychology of the Elderly
Clinical Adjustment Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Professional Psychology
Psychology Of Adjustment
Intro to School Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Human Sexuality
Humanistic Psychology
Psychology And The Law
Psychological Testing
Positive Psychology
PSYC Electives6
Minor (required)18
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area II13Component Area III4
Component Area III4ENGL 130223
Component Area IX1HIST 130143
ENGL 130123POLS 230553
PSYC 130133PSYC Block Elective63
 14 16
Second Year
HIST 130243Component Area IV3
Natural Science Elective4Component Area IX3
POLS 230653Natural Science Elective4
PSYC 34024PHIL 23033
 PSYC 34014
 14 17
Third Year
Component Area V3Elective3
Elective3Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3Minor Elective3
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)63PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)63
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)63PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)63
 15 15
Fourth Year
Elective2COMS 23823
Minor Elective3Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3PSYC Electives6
PHIL 33723PSYC 33323
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)63 
 14 15
Total Hours: 120


In order to complete a major in Psychology, a student takes 14 hours from the Required Courses plus 6 hours from each of the specialized blocks, and six hours of elective Psychology courses.

Psychology majors choose an approved minor of 18 semester hours, 6 of which must be advanced. 

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced-hour requirement. 
Please note that majors must take PSYC 3401 and PSYC 3402 in the Psychology Program once the student has enrolled at Sam Houston State University, unless the course has been transferred into the program. Only grades of C or above in Psychology Program courses (those with the prefix PSYC) will count toward the major in Psychology.