Aug 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BS

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Stephanie Babb, PhD, Coordinator
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The program in psychology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree may prepare a student for graduate school in psychology and other disciplines. It also serves as preparation for entry - level positions in the field of mental health and other types of employment, including social service agencies and business. The study of psychology also provides a foundation of knowledge for healthy coping with life circumstances and human relationships.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BS in Psychology will be able to:

  • Use the scientific approach to develop a research question, and use critical thinking to evaluate and synthesize empirical findings.
  • Exhibit the ability to act ethically, recognize diversity, and engage in social duties.
  • Evaluate and apply basic research methods in psychology including research design, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal and social issues.
  • Use information and technology when doing work in psychology.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and collaboration skills.

Degree Requirements

To complete a BS in Psychology, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements

See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements

(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

Additional Preparatory Requirements

(Courses in this area cannot be reused from the common core)

Major Requirements

(Courses in this area are used to calculate the major GPA)

3 Hours from Social/Personality Cluster:


3 Hours from Cognitive/Neuroscience Cluster:


3 Hours from Developmental Cluster:

Complete 3 semester credit hours from the following:

12 Upper-Level Hours in Psychology:

Complete 12 semester credit hours in any psychology course at the 33XX or 43XX level.

Free Electives

Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours.

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