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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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A B.S. in psychology requires 45 or 46 course credit hours (15 courses). Prior to declaring a Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology, students must complete the four-course foundation sequence of PSYC 1300 , PSYC 3301 , PSYC 4301 , and STAT 2331 . An approved alternate analysis course may be substituted for STAT 2331  with departmental permission. The foundation courses must be completed with a C or higher on the first attempt in order to declare the B.S. degree.

Research training, practicum, and independent study courses are available (PSYC 3099 , PSYC 3199 , PSYC 3299 , PSYC 3399 , and PSYC 4395 ) on a pass/fail basis. These courses will not count toward the required advanced elective hours for the major. To earn the B.S. degree, students must earn a C- or higher in all breadth and elective classes and have a major GPA of 2.5.

Requirements for the Major

Psychology Breadth (15 Credit Hours)

Students choose one course from each of the five breadth areas in the department:

Advanced PSYC Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students must also complete nine advanced hours (three courses) of psychology electives.

Scientific Perspective (3-4 Credit Hours)

Students must take one lab-based science course for science or engineering majors taken as part of the University Curriculum, or major elective, chosen from the following:

Advanced Analysis (3 Credit Hours)

In addition to the Psychology Foundation statistics course, B.S. students need to complete one additional advanced STAT elective.

Experiential Learning (3 Credit Hours)

B.S. students need to complete three hours of Research Training with a faculty mentor in the Psychology Department. Students may substitute Internship/Practicum with department approval.

Total: 45-46 Credit Hours

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