Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It examines behavior and mental processes in an effort to serve human welfare. The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology is designed to provide students with strong research, communication, and critical thinking skills. As such, the program requires completion of an Introductory Psychology course, a Careers in Psychology course, a laboratory-based two-semester research sequence, courses from the primary areas of the discipline, and a senior capstone experience. The undergraduate degree in psychology provides students with a strong foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines. It also provides a broad liberal arts education that can serve as an entry point into bachelor’s degree-level careers. Students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with an advisor.
Current (Fall 2016-present) degree requirements appear below. Checklists for these and previous degree requirements are available using the "Program Checklists" link.
Must pass with grade of "C" or better.
One course from each of the following five areas:
One course from the following:
* Prereq: PSYC 3301; submission of an application before registration; and one course from each of the five areas. One of the five area courses may be completed concurrently.
* Students must take the ETS Major Field Test as part of the Capstone Experience.
* PSYC 4400 or HON 4498 may substitute. See an advisor.