Courses in the Psychology major

BS Psychology Courses

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology requires a total of 120 credit hours of study. The areas of study for this degree are classified as general education courses and specific degree-program-required and elective courses.

General Education Requirements - 42 credit hours

Written and Oral Communication - credit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I (3)
ENG 113 English Composition II (3)
SP 203 Effective Speaking
or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Social Science and Humanities - 12 Hours 
GOV 113 Introduction to Government (3)
Humanities Electives (6)
Social Science Elective (3)

Mathematics and Science - 12 credit hours
MA 113 College Algebra 
or MA 153 Finite Mathematics (3)
BIO 103 General Biology (3)
Math or Science Electives (6)

Other - 11 credit hours
INF 103 Information Technology App. (3)
HIS 103 American History I
or HIS 203 World Civilization I (3)
HIS 113 American History II
or HIS 213 World Civilization II (3)


Psychology Requirements - 78 credit hours

Psychology Core - 42 credit hours
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology (3)
PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
PSY 453 Clinical Internship
or PSY 473 Psychology Capstone Demonstration (3)
Choose 18 credit hours from any 300 or higher psychology courses or SOC 313, SOC 323, SOC 343, excluding subject area concentration courses chosen below. (18) 

Choose two clinical courses:
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 403 Human Sexuality (3)
PSY 413 Psychology of Addiction (3)
PSY 423 Counseling Theories and Practices (3)

Choose two social core courses:
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 343 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 373 Political Psychology (3)
PSY 313 Topics in Psychology
or SOC 313 Topics in Sociology (3)

Choose one developmental core courses:
PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3)
SOC 323 The Family (3)


Additional Program Requirements - 36 credit hours

Additional Program Requirements:
UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation (1)
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness (2)
Electives (33) - (Students wishing to pursue graduate training in psychology should take: MA 113 College Algebra and MA 253 Statistics within these electives.)