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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

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Bachelor of Science

Download the BS worksheet, which lists courses in each area (PDF).

Course Requirements

Foundations (only 1 may be taken)

  • PSYC 1001, Foundations of Psychological Science

Introductory Statistics, 1 course

  • PSYC 2300, Statistics

Research Methods , 1 course or sequence

  • PSYC 3050, Research Methods OR
  • PSYC 2751 & 2752, Junior Honors (2-course sequence)

Content Courses, Each of the 4 courses in the following 4 content areas


  • PSYC 2500, Abnormal Psychology

Cognition and Neuroscience

  • PSYC 2031, Intro to Cognitive Neuroscience


  • PSYC 2070, Child and Lifespan Development


  • PSYC 2740, Social Psychology

In rare cases, courses taken at other universities may meet these content course requirements without counting as an equivalent course. Please see an advisor about such exceptions.

Psychology Senior Assessment, 1 course; 0 credits

  • PSYC 3999, Psychology Senior Assessment

You can earn a BS in psychology by meeting these requirements:

  • Satisfy all University BS degree requirements (see bulletin).
  • Major in psychology with:
    • a)  two minors (one in natural or computer science or mathematics), OR
    • b)  an additional natural or computer science major, or a mathematics major with one minor.
  • MATC 1200 (Calculus for Business and Social Sciences) is recommended for students with appropriate background but is not required.
  • Complete at least 45-credit hours of psychology courses (courses with a PSYC prefix).
  • STAT 1300/INFO 1020 or BIOL 2090 satisfy the "introductory statistics" category, but the hours do not count toward the major.
  • Complete at least 25-credit hours of upper-division PSYC courses (2000 level and above).
  • For a PSYC course to count toward a requirement and the minimum hours, you must earn a C- or better in the course.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall AND within the major.

You can also download requirements for the cognitive neuroscience psychology minor (PDF).