Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

These six courses should be taken early in the student’s degree program. Concepts learned in these courses will benefit the student in upper-level psychology classes.

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4 credits

PSYC 1024Laboratory: Introduction to Psychology II

1 credit

PSYC 2000Careers in Psychology

1 credit

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Area Focus Courses – Applied Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4020Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4310Psychological and Educational Testing

3 credits

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4610Human Factors Engineering

3 credits

PSYC 4630Organizational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4640Personnel Psychology

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4450Personality Theories

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Mental Health

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3430Personality and Adjustment

3 credits

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - Cognitive/Neuroscience

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4270Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4320Hormones & Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4520Psycholinguistics

3 credits

Area Focus Courses - History/Philosophy of Science

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4010History of Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 4250Limits of Consciousness

3 credits

PHIL 2020Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

PHIL 3400Philosophy of Natural Science

3 credits

PHIL 3410Philosophy of Social Science

3 credits

PHIL 3430Philosophy of Biology

3 credits

PHIL 3650Philosophy of Mind

3 credits

Labs

One required. Consult course descriptions for prerequisite courses. Students should see the department secretary in the semester prior to enrolling in the course to obtain permission to register.

PSYC 4024Laboratory in Psychology: Learning

3 credits

PSYC 4074Laboratory in Psychology: Cognition

3 credits

PSYC 4214Laboratory in Psychology: Sensation and Perception

3 credits

PSYC 4234Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

PSYC 4280Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

3 credits

PSYC 4544Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

Two additional 3 hour 3000- or 4000-level psychology courses are required. Selected from the Area Focus courses, the Labs, or from the following:

PSYC 4460Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4470Mental Health and Aging

3 credits

PSYC 4570Behavior Analysis and Interventions

3 credits

PSYC 4900Readings in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

PSYC 4960Research Problems in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6 credits

Total Credit Hours:6