Bachelor of Science in Psychology Major Requirements

PSYC 103: Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
PSYC 201: Child Psychology, 3 credits
PSYC 230: Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits
PSYC 240: Social Psychology, 3 credits
PSYC 303: Personality Psychology, 3 credits
PSYC 307: Cognitive Psychology, 3 credits
Psychology Electives, 18 credits

We suggest two of these elective Psychology courses be Research Methods and Statistics if the student is planning to undertake graduate studies upon completion of the undergraduate degree program

Examples of Elective Psychology Courses

Each of the following are 3 credit courses – 18 credits of Psychology electives are required for the major:

  • Adolescence
  • Educational Psychology
  • Biological Psychology/Neuroscience
  • Psychology of Stigma
  • Maturity and Aging
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Psychology of Women and Gender
  • Animal Behavior
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Research Practicum in Psychology
  • Internship in Psychology

General Education Requirements (The University Core Requirements)

First Year Seminar, 3 credits
Composition & Rhetoric (ENGL 101), 3 credits
Intermediate Algebra (MATH 105), 3 credits
Humanities, 6 credits
Social Science, 6 credits
Natural Science, 6 credits
Fine Arts, 3 credits
Capstone Seminar, 3 credits
Liberal Arts Electives, 9 credits

Free Electives 42 credits

Many students take a portion of these free electives to also double major (or minor) in another area such as human services, health sciences, English, or biology, while still graduating in the same amount of time as a traditional Psychology major!

Total Credits to Graduate: 120

Minor in Psychology

Many students from majors outside of Psychology still choose to pursue a minor from the Psychology Department. To do so, students must take PSYC 103 (and receive a grade of C or higher) plus five additional 3 credit Psychology courses of their choosing (18 credits total). We allow the majority of the courses to be of your choosing within Psychology to allow a student to customize the minor to best fit their desired career path.

Suggested Program Sequence for the B.S. Psychology Degree Program


ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
Math 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
PSYC 103 Intro to Psychology 3
Free Elective 3
FA Fine Arts Core 3
SCI Natural Sciences Core 3
SOSC Social Science Core 3
Psychology Elective 3
Free Elective 3
SCI Natural Science Core 3
SOSC Social Science Core 3
PSYC 201 Child Psychology 3
PSYC 230 Abnormal Psychology 3
Free Elective 3
HUM Humanities Core 3
PSYC 240 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 307 Cognitive Psychology 3
Free Elective 6
PSYCH 303 Personality Psychology 3
Psychology Elective 3
Free Elective 6
HUM Humanities Core 3
Psychology Elective 6
Free Elective 6
CAPS C390 Capstone Seminar 3
Psychology Elective 3
Free Elective 9
Free Elective 15
Total Semester Hours 120