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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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Psychology Major

All requirements for psychology majors are outlined below.

Total minimum hours for the major 37

(This does not include STAT 200  which is a required course to be counted toward Core Curriculum OR B.S. degree requirements).

Prerequisite Survey (3 credits)

Core Courses (pick two from each area) (12 credits)

Integrative Research Experience – Lab Course (pick one) (3 credits)

All students are required to complete a topical research course in which they conduct and report on an empirical research project. All of the courses require completion of PSYC 302 as a prerequisite for registration, and some also require completion of a specific content course prior to enrollment. Consult with your advisor for details about this. 

Integrative Capstone Course (3 credits)

Elective Psychology Courses (9 credits)

Any course in the catalog with a PSYC prefix can count toward completion of a student’s elective hours. 


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

The Bachelor of Science degree requires an additional six to eight semester hours to be selected from courses in the following departments:

Mathematics and statistics, information technology, biology, chemistry and physics, geology, physical science, and from geospatical science courses designated “PS.” MATH 325  will not meet these requirements.

A student is advised to meet the science and mathematics Core Curriculum requirements during the freshman year. Biology is the recommended science, and STAT 200  is recommended as part of the mathematics requirement.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a major in Psychology, a student must earn a grade of “C-” or better in PSYC 301 and PSYC 302, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a PSYC prefix.

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