Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, students will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research, as well as incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice, as well as adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels
  • Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate effective written communication and presentation skills
  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

Program plan

Foundations in Major (27 hours)
PSYC 210 History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC 215 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 227 Lifespan Development
PSYC 299 Careers in Psychology
PSYC 315 Research Methods I
PSYC 316 Research Methods II
PSYC 333 Social Psychology
PSYC 360 Psychopathology
PSYC 498 Capstone Research Project

Electives in Major (12 hours)
Students will choose four electives from the selection of psychology course options listed below.
PSYC 225 Prenatal through Adolescent Development
PSYC 226 Adult Development
PSYC 275 Learning and Behavior
PSYC 361 Group Process and Practice
PSYC 365 Current Psychotherapies
PSYC 371 Psychology of Women
PSYC 373 Psychology of Men
PSYC 380 Forensic Behavior
PSYC 388 Human Sexuality
PSYC 390 Special Topics in Psychology
PSYC 395 Independent Study in Psychology

Total major requirements: 39 hours
General education: 39 hours
Electives: 42 hours
Total degree requirements: 120 hours