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Major Requirements

The B.S. degree requires a minimum of 124 semester hours with 60 semester hours being in Liberal Arts credit. The major requires a minimum of 51 credits in psychology. A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required for admission to the major and to graduate.

The B.S. major in Psychology requires 51 semester hours that include:

  • General Psychology (PSY 101)
  • Research Core (6-11 hours)
    • Research Methods in Psychology (PSY 309)*
    • Research Practicum (PSY 407) (may be taken for 3 or 4 credits and may be taken twice)
  • Personality Theory (PSY 401)
  • History of Psychology (PSY 403)
  • Psychology & Theology (PSY 406)
  • Field Work Preparation and Practicum (PSY 450A & 450B)
  • Laboratory Core:
    • Cognitive Psychology (PSY 304)
    • Psychology of Learning & Cognition (PSY 305)
    • Physiological Psychology (PSY 307)

Students must also choose:

Three of the following:

  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 201) or Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 203)
    (Students may take either PSY 201 or 203, but not both. PSY 201 is highly recommended for the major).
  • Human Sexuality (PSY 202)
  • Organizational Behavior (PSY 260)
  • Psychology of Gender (PSY 301)
  • Social Psychology (PSY 306)

Three of the following:

  • Psychological Testing (PSY 302)*
  • Counseling Theory & Practice (PSY 308)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 402)
  • Advanced Counseling (PSY 405)

Recommended course:

  • The Composing Process (CMP 341)

*Statistics (MTH 200) is a prerequisite for Psychology 302 and 309.

View the full course check sheet for detailed information about course requirements (pdf).