Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides theoretical coverage in the science of psychology while introducing critical skills necessary to function proficiently in applied service provision settings. The degree program is interdisciplinary by design, thus the curriculum provides a comprehensive survey of psychology and builds upon an integrated foundation of general and applied science, research methods and technical writing, health care management, and human relations and development.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will apply psychological concepts, theories, and appropriate tests and measures to real world cases and situations.
  2. Students will integrate individual perspective with psychological concepts and theories in written work.
  3. Students will analyze aspects of ethics and multicultural diversity as they relate to practice in the psychological profession.
  4. Students will critique scholarly articles from peer-reviewed Psychology journals with regard to strengths and weaknesses of research design, content, and generalizability.

Note:  This program is a general survey of psychology and will not qualify graduates to become a licensed counselor, social worker or psychologist. Students should consult state requirements and institutions in which they desire to transfer prior to enrolling in this program.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Credit Hours
General Education Requirements 36
Major Requirements 33
Electives 51
Total Program Requirements 120

Curriculum Details

General Education Requirements 36
Course Number / Description Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Select 3 courses from this area  
Natural Sciences 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
MAT 1302 - Algebra I or higher is required.  
History 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
English Composition 6
Select 2 courses from this area.  

Major Requirements 33
Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses) 18
EH 3341 - Technical Writing ** 3
PSY 1010 - General Psychology 3
PSY 2010 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 3019 - History and Systems of Psychology ** 3
PSY 3350 - Theories of Personality ** 3
PSY 4501 - Research Methods in Psychology ** 3
Major Requirements - Group B
Social, Cognitive, Developmental, and Experimental Psychology
(Select 2 Courses.)
PSY 3140 - Social Psychology ** 3
PSY 3150 - Developmental Psychology ** 3
PSY 4021 - Physiological Psychology ** 3
PSY 4460 - Cognitive Psychology ** 3
Major Requirements - Group C
Applied Psychology
(Select 3 Courses.)
BBA 3651 – Leadership 3
PSY 3380 - Psychology of Learning ** 3
PSY 3505 - Psychology of Adjustment ** 3
PSY 4560 - Psychological Assessment ** 3
PSY 4620 - Health Psychology ** 3
PSY 4680 - Industrial Organizational Psychology ** 3
Electives 51
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements.
Students must take into consideration the 36 semester hour upper division requirement when selecting courses. Please consult your advisor for more information.
Total 120 Semester Hours

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*  Natural Sciences include biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, physical geography, and earth science.

**Each of these courses requires a prerequisite. Please review the course descriptions and objectives for each course to determine the prerequisite requirement.