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Psychology Degree Plan

Degree Options

Bachelor of Science in Psychology



Admission to the Major Requirements

A student may be admitted to the Psychology major after completion of 30 credits, PSYCH 311 with a C- or better, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.


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Suggested Classes for First-year Students

  • Math 103: Algebra Methods and Introduction to Functions
  • Psych 105: Introductory Psychology
  • Biology 102: General Biology
  • English 101: Introductory Writing

Arts and Humanities:

  • F A 101: Introduction to Art
  • Hum 101: Humanities in the Ancient World
  • Music 262: Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
  • Phil 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Suggested Classes for Transfer Students                

  • Psych 210: Psychology as a Science
  • Psych 311: Elementary Statistics in Psychology
  • Psych 333: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psych 350: Social Psychology
  • Psych 321:  Introduction to Personality

Math Requirement        

  • Psych 311 [QUAN]

Core Courses    

  • Psych 105: Introductory Psychology
  • Psych 210: Psychology as a Science
  • Psych 311: Elementary Statistics in Psychology
  • Psych 312: Experimental Methods in Psychology

Career Options

  • Mental health and social services
  • Drug/substance abuse counselor
  • Human resources and management
  • Public relations and fundraising
  • Business management, sales, market research, and advertising
  • Teaching and research

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Program Strengths

  • Students can structure their training in select specialized areas (these are not majors or degrees)
  • Biological Psychology/Neuroscience
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • General Clinical Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Social psychology

Various undergraduate courses incorporate service learning as part of the course requirements. Service learning provides opportunity for hands-on, experiential learning.

Undergraduate research opportunities:

  • Participate in research under the direction of psychology faculty by enrolling in Psych 498 or 499
  • Apply for department research and travel grants to support independent research and conference attendance under the direction of psychology faculty
  • Participate in the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Symposium, an opportunity for original research to be presented to the public

Student Clubs

  • Psych Squared
  • Psi Chi, a national honor society