Academics

Psychology Requirements      

B.S. in Psychology (125 hours)
The following are required for a baccalaureate degree:

  1. 56 hours: General Education

  2. 10 hours: Requisites for the Major

    PSYC 210 Research for Behavioral Sciences
    PSYC 217 Careers in Psychology
    PSYC 230 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    PSYC 260 Psychological Testing

  3. 27 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major

    PSYC 315 Personality Psychology
    PSYC 335 Abnormal Psychology
    PSYC 351 Brain and Behavior
    PSYC 495 Field Instruction
    PSYC 499 Senior Seminar
    PSYC _____
    PSYC _____
    PSYC _____
    PSYC _____

  4. 32 hours: Electives


Suggested Psychology Elective Areas
The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in clinical studies:

  1. Psychology 315, 335, 351, 352 or 355; Biology 101; Philosophy 250

  2. The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Psychology 260, 315, 320; Business Management 220, 320, 375

  3. The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in Life Span:
    Psychology 340, 341, 342, 343 or 344, Biology 101

  4. The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in Child Development and Education: Psychology 250, 315, 341 or 342; Business Management 220;
    Education/Psychology 300, Biology 101.

  5. The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in Spiritual Psychology: Psychology 250, 340, 355, 363; Religious Studies 130, 210, 430; Philosophy 200, 315;
    Human Services 350.

  6. The following elective courses are recommended for a major in Psychology interested in Forensics:
    Psychology 312, 320, 325; Criminal Justice 355, 356, 420, 440.


Minor in Psychology (18 hours)
The following courses are required:

  1. PSYC 210 Research for Behavioral Sciences

  2. PSYC 230 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

  3. PSYC 260 Psychological Testing

  4. PSYC _____

  5. PSYC _____

  6. PSYC _____


Other Requirements
Psychology majors must take BIO 101 to fulfill the General Education requirements.Students wishing to continue in the Psychology Program must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in their major and obtain a grade of no less than “C” in Field Instruction.

Field Instruction
Students will learn to use the knowledge of psychology in actual settings whether in the clinic, school or work place under the supervision of experienced staff.