BS in Psychology

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The BS degree in all science disciplines requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit including a minimum of 37 upper-division (junior and senior) semester hours.

The BS degree is recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate work in Psychology because the BS requires a more extensive mastery of mathematics and laboratory science than does the BA. Training in science and mathematics is advantageous for students who elect to continue in Psychology beyond the baccalaureate. The BS in Psychology degree requires a minor in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for both the major and the minor.

Required courses are:

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

Minor Required
This program requires the selection of a minor.
ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
Designated Core (Courses require a grade of C or better.) 1
Select one of the following:4
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
and Calculus I - Part B
and Calculus I - Part C
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Psychology Major
Required Courses:
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology C3
PSYC 1303Statistical Methods C3
PSYC 3101Lab for Gen Exper Psyc1
PSYC 3102Professional Development1
PSYC 3201Gen Experimental Psychology2
PSYC 4317Advanced Statistics3
Major Electives
Select three courses from:
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Drugs of Abuse and Behavior
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
Adolescent Development
Advanced Topics Dev Psyc
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Physical & Cognitive Aging
Psych of Criminal Behavior
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychobiology
Motivation & Emotion
Seminar in Psychology
Select six hours of upper division PSYC:6
Psychology and the Law
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Drugs of Abuse and Behavior
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
History & Systems Psychology
Adolescent Development
Advanced Topics Dev Psyc
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Physical & Cognitive Aging
Psych of Criminal Behavior
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychobiology
Motivation & Emotion
Seminar in Meta-Analysis
Seminar in Psychology
Independent Research
Honors Thesis
Select nine additional hours of PSYC at any level:9
Social Psychology
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Personality
Life Cycle Development
Intro to Abnormal Psychology
Introductory Neuroscience
Psychology and the Law
Learning & Memory
Sensation and Perception
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Drugs of Abuse and Behavior
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychological Testing
History & Systems Psychology
Advanced Topics Dev Psyc
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Language and Cognition
Judgment and Decision Making
Psychobiology
Motivation & Emotion
Seminar in Meta-Analysis
Seminar in Psychology
Independent Research
Honors Thesis
Total Hours 120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Total Hours6

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Physical Geography
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6