Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours

(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

A major in psychology has the option of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. See the Requirements for the B.A.  and B.S.  degrees.

Program requirements remain the same for either degree and are as follows:

Major - 34 semester hours

Additional Program Requirements

Satisfies the Life & Physical Sciences requirement in Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum (minimum 6 hours)

Minor Requirement

All Psychology majors must complete a minor of at least 18 semester hours of which at least 6 must be advanced. The minor field selected must be acceptable to the chairs of major and minor programs.

Admission into the Undergraduate Psychology Major

Any student wishing to declare a major in psychology must:

  1. have completed the following courses (or equivalents) with a minimum GPA of 2.75:
    1. two courses which satisfy the Communication  component of the academic foundations/core; and
    2. PSYC 1103 , PSYC 2203 ; and
    3. one BIOL course in the Life & Physical Sciences  component of the academic foundations/core; and
    4. one MATH course satisfying the Mathematics  component of the academic foundations/core or PSYC 3314 ; or
    5. have completed at least 60 hours of college credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  2. complete a “Change of Degree/Major/Minor” form available in the Psychology Department Office (O’Donohoe Hall 122).

The Department Chair and Pre-Psychology Advisor will review the application and notify the student as to his/her acceptance or non-acceptance into the major. If a student is accepted, an academic advisor will be assigned with whom the student should meet regularly. Students who have not been admitted to the psychology major should be advised by the Pre-Psychology Advisor. Contact the Psychology Department for details.

All psychology majors must take a comprehensive examination during their senior year. Contact the Psychology Department office to make testing arrangements.

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