Psychology Course Degree Requirements

The major in Psychology is designed for students who want to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree and attend graduate or professional school, or enter the workforce in a variety of applied areas, including mental health, drug rehabilitation, business, industry, or human resources.


The major totals 45 hours and consists of the following courses:

  • PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 301 - Careers in Psychology (An Introduction to the Major)
  • PSYC 315 - Experimental Psychology I
  • PSYC 318 - Experimental Psychology II
  • PSYC 480 - Senior Seminar
  • An additional eight hours of upper-division psychology electives
  • At least two courses from each of the following groups:
    • PSYC 312 - Social Psychology
      PSYC 313 - Developmental Psychology
      PSYC 350 - Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 320 - Learning and Cognition
      PSYC 330 - Applied Behavior Analysis
      PSYC 470 - Physiological Psychology
  • at least one course from each of the following groups:
    • PSYC 450 - Theories of Personality
      PSYC 475 - History of Psychology
    • SOC 304 - Race, Class and Power
      SOC 341 - Men and Women: Gender Roles in American Society
      SWRK 220 - Understanding Human Diversity and Oppressed Populations

Note(s): No more than nine upper-division hours may be taken prior to completing the 315 and 318 sequence with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better is required for all psychology courses taken and a psychology course may be repeated only once. Psychology 480 must be taken the final year.


Additional Information

Following the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for ethical behavior is an essential part of training and education. Students are expected to follow the APA guidelines in all field work and research. If a student places the welfare of a patient, client, or research participant (human or animal) in jeopardy and is determined to be inappropriate or irresponsible, the student will be removed from the course, receive a failing grade for the course and additional disciplinary action may be taken (such as removal from the psychology program). In addition, all general education requirements for the B.S. Degree must be met.


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