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Psychology (B.S.)


The BS in Psychology offers students the opportunity to learn about the science of human behavior and the inner processes of thoughts and emotions. Each student develops a program oriented to the world of work as well as to entry into graduate study. Psychology majors investigate the factors influencing the behavior and adjustment of people in a complex and changing world, with recognition of the embeddedness of human interaction in a larger socio-cultural context. The program encourages students to explore and understand themselves, as well as others, so as to be informed and responsible citizens.


Degree Requirements

Psychology core requirements: 21-22 Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 207 Statistics with Computer Applications : 4 Credits
PSY 208 Developmental Science: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood  : 4 Credits
* Note: PSY 202 Human Development (3 credits) may be substituted for PSY 208
PSY 215 Biopsychology : 3 Credits
PSY 233 Research Methods & Design in Psychology  : 4 Credits
PSY 275 Proseminar: Personal Pathways-Psychology  : 1 Credits
PSY 409 History and Systems of Psychology  : 3 Credits

Complete one Capstone course:
PSY 403 Seminar  : 3 Credits
PSY 410 Honors Research  : 3 Credits & PSY 411 Honors Project  : 3 Credits

Complete one Cognitive:
PSY 313 Learning : 3 Credits
PSY 440 Cognition : 3 Credits

Complete one Social:
PSY 301 Social Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 406 Personality : 3 Credits

Complete one Clinical:
PSY 304 Counseling : 3 Credits
PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology : 3 Credits

Complete one Well-Being:
PSY 325 Community Psychology : 3 Credits
PSYC 325 Community Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 326 Health Psychology : 3 Credits

Complete two elective* courses:
PSY 242 Problems of AlcoholDrug Dependent Person : 3 Credits
PSYC 242 Problems of AlcoholDrug Dependent Person : 3 Credits
PSY 305 Persuasion & Social Influence : 3 Credits
PSY 317 Motivation : 3 Credits
PSY 329 Evolutionary Psychology : 3 Credits
PSY 339 Psychology and Law : 3 Credits
PSY 348 Special Topics : 3 Credits
PSY 365 Close Relationships : 3 Credits
PSY 407 Internsip : 3 Credits
*Students may also select courses at the 300- level and above as electives.

Total credits in major: 42-46

Elective Courses: 42-46 Credits

RSC General Education Courses: 32 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120


Suggested Course Sequence for BS in Psychology

The following is a general schedule for the Psychology major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Psychology Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits
WLD 101 (4 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5-17 credits
WLD 201 (4 credits)
PSY 208 (4 credits)
PSY 207 (4 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
SST 112 or Elective (1.5 credits - 3 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 15 credits
Psychology Major Requirement (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (6 credits)
Electives (6 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15 credits
PSY 308 (3 credits)
Psychology Major Requirement (3 credits)
Psychology Major Requirement (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 15 credits
PSY 409 (3 credits)
Psychology Major Requirement (3 credits)
Electives (9 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 16 credits
Psychology Major Requirement (3 credits)
PSY 233 (4 credits)
Electives (9 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 16 credits
PSY 409 (3 credits)
PSY 275 (1 credit)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
WLD 401 (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 13 credits
PSY 403 (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
Electives (7 credits)