Psychology  
Degree Programs | Psychology (B.S.)

Major Requirements

Our degree requires that students take a total of 50 credit hours (43 hours in psychology plus 7 hours in philosophy). Attention should be given to course prerequisites and to the semesters in which courses are offered. Careful planning with an advisor is required to complete the degree in eight semesters.

Required Psychology Courses: 43 Credit Hours

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours), offered every semester

PSYC 1143 Applications and Careers in Psychology (3 credit hours), offered every Fall

PSYC 2303 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours), offered every semester

PSYC 2301 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences Lab (1 credit hour), offered every semester

PSYC 2813 Psychology of Personality (3 credit hours), offered Spring ODD
Prerequisites: PSYC 1113; PSYC 1143

PSYC 3113: Cognitive Processes (3 credit hours), offered Spring ODD
Prerequisites: PSYC 1113 and PSYC 1143

PSYC 3203 Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours), offered Spring EVEN
Prerequisite: PSYC 2813

PSYC 3403 Social Psychology (3 credit hours), offered Fall ODD
Prerequisites: PSYC 1113 and PSYC 1143

PSYC 2413 Research Methods and Analysis (3 hours), offered every Spring
Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 and PSYC 2303

PSYC 2401 Research Methods and Analysis Lab (1 credit hour), offered every Spring

PSYC 3513 Introduction to Learning (3 credit hours), offered Spring Even
Prerequisite: PSYC 2813

PSYC 3511: Introduction to Learning Lab (1 credit hour), offered Spring Even
Prerequisite PSYC 2813

PSYC 4102 Junior/Senior Research Seminar I (2 credit hours), Every Spring
Prerequisites: PSYC 2301/PSYC 2303 and PSYC 2401/PSYC 2413

PSYC 4202 Junior/Senior Research Seminar II (1 credit hour), Every Fall
Prerequisite: PSYC 4102

PSYC 4213 Systems and Theories in Psychology (3 credit hours), Fall EVEN
Prerequisite: PHIL 3214

PSYC 4443 Advanced Statistical Applications (3 credit hours), Spring ODD
Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 and PSYC 2303

PSYC 4983 Psychological Internships (3 credit hours), every Fall

Required courses in philosophy: 7 Credit Hours

PHIL 2713 Critical Thinking (3 credit hours)

PHIL 3114 History of Philosophy I (4 credit hours) or PHIL 3214 History of Philosophy II (4 credit hours)

Elective courses in psychology

Students may also take additional elective courses in psychology.

Psyc 1213 Intimate Relationships (3 credit hours)

Psyc 2013 Lifespan Development (3 credit hours), offered Fall ODD
Prerequisites: PSYC 1113

Psyc 2503 Industrial Psychology (3 credit hours), offered Fall EVEN
Prerequisites: PSYC 1113 and PSYC 1143

Psyc 2913 Introduction to Counseling (3 credit hours), offered Fall EVEN

Psyc 3463 Forensic Psychology (3 credit hours)

Psyc 4313 Psychological Tests and Measurement (3 credit hours), offered Fall ODD
Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 and PSYC 2303

BIOL 4114 Animal Behavior (4 credit hours)

NOTE: The number of credit hours required in psychology is 43 for the BS (Plus 7 hours in Philosophy). Anything beyond 52 credits with a psychology prefix will not be counted toward the 124 needed for graduation