Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology

Program Specific Requirements

The courses within the Psychology Program are divided into four blocks:

Required Courses
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC 3332History Of Psychology3
PSYC 3401Research Methods4
PSYC 3402Psychological Statistics4
Experimental Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Physiological Psychology
Sensation/Perception
Cognition
Comparative Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Learning
Industrial/Organizational Psy
Personality-Social-Developmental Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Close Relationships
Development Psychology
Psychopathology & Fam Dynamics
Social Psychology
Personality
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
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
Positive Psychology
Select six hours of Psychology6
Total Hours38

In order to complete a major in Psychology, a student takes 14 hours from the Required Courses plus 6 hours from each of the three remaining blocks. Six hours of elective Psychology completes the 38 semester hours required for the major.

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

Note: Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced-hour requirement.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
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 1
9
Major Core
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 23
PSYC 3332History Of Psychology3
PSYC 3401Research Methods4
PSYC 3402Psychological Statistics4
Experimental Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Physiological Psychology
Sensation/Perception
Cognition
Comparative Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Learning
Industrial/Organizational Psy
Personality-Social Development Block
Select six hours of the following:6
Close Relationships
Development Psychology
Psychopathology & Fam Dynamics
Social Psychology
Personality
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
Electives8
Total Hours120
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area III4ENGL 130213
Component Area IX1HIST 130133
ENGL 130113POLS 230543
PSYC 130123PSYC Block Elective53
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
HIST 130233Component Area IV3
Natural Science Elective4Component Area IX3
POLS 230643Natural Science Elective4
PSYC 34024PHIL 23033
 PSYC 34014
 14 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3Elective3
Elective3Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3Minor Elective3
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)53PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)53
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)53PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)53
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective2COMS 23823
Minor Elective3Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3PSYC Electives6
PHIL 33723PSYC 33323
PSYC Block Elective (Advanced)53 
 14 15
Total Hours: 120