Psychology Major (Bachelor of Science)

This major is recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in psychology. A student majoring in psychology must complete 60 quarter hours in the major, consisting of the core requirements and at least nine quarter hours of approved electives of which six must be upper-division. In addition, the student must complete the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) in psychology.

Although specific requirements for admission to graduate programs in most universities will be met by this major, the student should realize that graduate work may be impeded or prolonged in certain areas of psychology if special preparation is not obtained at the undergraduate level. For this reason, students who plan to continue academic work in psychology beyond the bachelor’s degree are urged to consult with their advisors very early in their university careers.

Required Courses:

PSYC 120Introduction to The Psychology Major

0

PSYC 140Introduction to Psychology: Social Foundations

4

PSYC 141Introduction to Psychology: Biological Foundations

4

PSYC 215Developmental Psychology

4

PSYC 344Social Psychology

4

PSYC 366Theories of Personality

4

PSYC 390Cognitive Psychology

4

PSYC 455History and Systems of Psychology

4

PSYC 464Introduction to Counseling

4

PSYC 466Biological Psychology

4

PSYC 471Research Methods I: Design and Statistics

2

PSYC 472Research Methods II: Project Development

2

PSYC 473Research Methods III: Research Project

2

PSYC 492Abnormal Psychology

4

PSYC 493Psychology Practicum

3

PSYC 495Colloquium: Orientation to Career and Graduate School

0

PSYC 498Senior Project in Psychology

2

or

PSYC 499Senior Thesis in Psychology

2

Electives (6 credits must be upper division)

9

Total Credit Hours:60

Electives: Must be upper division and chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.

Cognates:

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology

4

and

BIOL 122Anatomy and Physiology

4

and

BIOL 123Anatomy and Physiology

4

or

BIOL 141General Biology

4

BIOL 142General Biology

4

BIOL 143General Biology

4

MATH 106Introduction to Statistics

4

PHIL 204Essentials of Critical Reasoning

4

or

PHIL 205Introduction to Philosophy

4

Advanced courses may be substituted.