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:

Introductory Psychology & Scientific Methods (12)
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 302 Psychological Assessment 3
PSY 309 Research Methods in Psych 3
MTH 200 Statistics 3

Developmental Psychology (3)
PSY 201 Developmental Psych 3
or
PSY 203 Child & Adolescent Development 3

Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
PSY 307 Biological Bases of Behavior 3

Learning and Cognition (6)
PSY 304 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 305 Learning and Behavior 3

Socio-Cultural Psychology (9)
PSY 306 Social Psychology 3
PSY 401 Personality 3
PSY 402 Abnormal Psychology 3

Required Application Courses (6-10)
PSY 450A  Field Work Part I Prep 1
PSY 450B Field Work Part II Practicum 2-3
PSY 407 Research Practicum 3
PSY 407 Research Practicum (optional) 3

Integration/Integrative Learning (6)
PSY 403 History of Psychology 3
PSY 406 Psychology and Theology 3

Optional Application Courses (Choose 1-2 courses to ensure min. 51 cr.)
PSY 202 Human Sexuality 2-3
PSY 208 The Psychology of Human Relationships
PSY 260 Organizational Behavior 3
PSY 301 Psychology of Gender 3
PSY 310 Health Psychology 3
PSY 311 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 330 Counseling Skills and Practice 3

Recommended course:
CMP 341 The Composing Process 3

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

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