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Major in Psychology - Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Purpose The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree provides students with a rigorous general background in the field of psychology and allied disciplines. The degree is designed for students who wish to prepare for graduate or professional school training in psychology or related fields. The more extensive requirements in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics have been selected to optimize the student's future opportunities.

Psychology Requirements (Va)

  • PSY-P 101 (3 cr.) prerequisites for all courses
  • PSY-P 102 (3 cr.) prerequisites for all courses
  • PSY-P 211 (3 cr.) prerequisites for all 400-level laboratory courses
  • PSY-K 300 (3 cr.) prerequisites for all 400-level laboratory courses
  • Area A
    • Select a minimum of 3 of the following
      • PSY-P 325 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 326 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 327 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 329 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 335 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 388 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 407 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 417 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 438 (3 cr.)
  • Area B
    • Select a minimum of 2 of the following
      • PSY-B 322 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 303 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 314 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 316 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 319 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 320 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 324 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 336 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 339 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 389 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 425 (3 cr.)
      • PSY-P 430 (3 cr.)
  • Select 1 from the following Advanced Laboratory Courses which also satisfies the capstone requirement
    • PSY-P 421 (3 cr.)
    • PSY-P 424 (3 cr.)
    • PSY-P 429 (3 cr.)
    • PSY-P 435 (3 cr.)
  • Select 2 additional 300-400 level elective courses (6 cr.)

Allied Disciplines Requirements (Vb)

  • BIOL-L 101 (4 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 (4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 106 (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 125 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 (2 cr.)
  • Courses listed under the category Group IIIA at the 100 level or above (22 cr.) 

In addition to the preceding courses, the student is responsible for fulfilling the general requirementst of the Bachelor of Science degree as established by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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