2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Psychology, BS

The BS with a major in psychology is recommended for students planning graduate work and careers in psychology or related fields.

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 42 hours on a 124-hour degree consisting of:

One of the following:

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

PSYC 10514Principles of Behavior I

4

PSYC 10524Principles of Behavior II

4

Plus

PSYC 30503Behavioral Research

3

PSYC 40993Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

At least one course must be taken from each of the following five areas, plus at least one additional course from areas A, B, C or D.

Area A:

PSYC 30463Introductory Neuroscience

3

PSYC 30483Human Neuropsychology

3

PSYC 50513Psychopharmacology

3

Area B:

PSYC 30433Experimental Psychology: Motivation

3

PSYC 30473Comparative Psychology

3

PSYC 30414Experimental Psychology: Learning

4

PSYC 30513Fundamentals of Learning

3

Area C:

PSYC 30313Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 30453Memory and Cognition

3

PSYC 30523Experimental Psychology: Cognition

3

PSYC 40413Cognitive Development

3

PSYC 40423The Tao of Strategy

3

PSYC 30633Social and Emotional Development

3

Area D:

PSYC 30393Evolutionary Psychology

3

PSYC 30443Psychology of Personality

3

PSYC 40493Introduction to Psychological Measurement

3

PSYC 30353Social Psychology

3

OR

PSYC 30343Social Psychology

3

PSYC 40533Experimental Psychology: Social

3

Area E:

PSYC 30363Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 30373Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 40463Applied Behavior Analysis

3

Students who will apply to psychology Ph.D. programs are strongly encouraged to take research courses

PSYC 40313Research in Neuroscience

3

PSYC 40323Research in Psychology of Learning

3

PSYC 40333Research in Social Psychology

3

PSYC 40343Development/Cognitive Research

3

At most 9 hours in these courses may be applied to the 42 minimum required hours in psychology, but additional hours may be taken as electives.

Associated Requirement:

A minor or second major is required for the BS degree in psychology.

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3