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

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4

PSYC 1024Laboratory: Introduction to Psychology II

1

PSYC 2000Careers in Psychology

1

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSYC 3140Methods of Psychological Inquiry

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Area Focus Courses – Applied Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3

PSYC 4020Learning

3

PSYC 4310Psychological and Educational Testing

3

PSYC 4560Forensic Psychology

3

PSYC 4610Human Factors Engineering

3

PSYC 4630Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 4640Personnel Psychology

3

Area Focus Courses - Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3450Social Psychology

3

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 4450/PSYC 8456Personality Theories

3

Area Focus Courses - Mental Health

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 3410Clinical Psychology

3

PSYC 3430Personality and Adjustment

3

PSYC 4440Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 4590Psychology of Exceptional Children

3

Area Focus Courses - Cognitive/Neuroscience

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4070Cognitive Psychology

3

PSYC 4210Sensation and Perception

3

PSYC 4230Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 4270Animal Behavior

3

PSYC 4320/BIOL 4320/BIOL 8326/PSYC 8326Hormones & Behavior

3

PSYC 4520Psycholinguistics

3

Area Focus Courses - History/Philosophy of Science

One required from four of the five focus areas

PSYC 4010History of Psychology

3

PSYC 4250Limits of Consciousness

3

PHIL 2020Introduction to Philosophy of Mind

3

PHIL 3400Philosophy of Natural Science

3

PHIL 3410Philosophy of Social Science

3

PHIL 3430Philosophy of Biology

3

PHIL 3650Philosophy of Mind

3

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

PSYC 4074Laboratory in Psychology: Cognition

3

PSYC 4214Laboratory in Psychology: Sensation and Perception

3

PSYC 4234Laboratory in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 4280Laboratory in Psychology: Animal Behavior

3

PSYC 4544Laboratory in Developmental Psychology

3

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

PSYC 4470Mental Health and Aging

3

PSYC 4570Behavior Analysis and Interventions

3

PSYC 4900Readings in Psychology

1 - 6 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3

PSYC 4960Research Problems in Psychology

1 - 6

PSYC 4990Senior Thesis

3 - 6

Total Credit Hours:6