COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Foreign Language Requirement
FNLG 1550Elementary Foreign Language4
FNLG 2600Intermediate Foreign Language4
Major Requirements
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
PSYC 2617Research Methods for Psychology3
PSYC 2618Statistics for Psychology4
Clinical
PSYC 3702Abnormal Psychology3
or PSYC 3775 Personality
Social/Developmental
Only two development courses may count towards the major.
Select at least one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Lifespan Development
Learning/Perception/Cognition
Select at least one of the following:3-4
Psychology of Learning
Perception
and Perception Laboratory
Cognition
and Cognition Laboratory
Physiological
Select at least one of the following:3-4
Psychophysiology
and Psychophysiology Laboratory
Physiological Psychology
Capstone Course
Required - Select one of the following:2
Senior Thesis (repeated for 2 s.h.)
Honors Thesis (repeated for 2 s.h.)
Senior Psychology Capstone Experience
Additional Courses
Select 9 hours in courses applicable to the psychology major, excluding PSYC 3770 or PSYC 3790.9
Select 3 hours in any course applicable to the major.3
Minor Requirement18
Electives18
Total Semester Hours120-122

Two laboratories related to any psychology course are required.

Note: Remedial coursework needs to be taken first and will most likely require students to attend summer sessions in order to complete a BA in Psychology within four years.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
PSYC 1560 General Psychology (Social Science) 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
First-Year Experience / GER Elective 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
PSYC 26XX/37XX Social and Personal Awareness (e.g. PSYC 3707) 3
Natural Science 15XX/26XX 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Arts/Humanities 15XX/26XX 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
PSYC 2617 Research Methods for Psychology 3
Arts/Humanities 15XX/26XX 3
Minor 15XX/26XX course 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC/Social Science 37XX (e.g. PSYC 3700) 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
PSYC 2618 Statistics for Psychology 4
Natural Science + Lab 15XX/26XX 4
Minor 15XX/26XX/37XX course 3
PSYC/Social and Personal Awareness 26XX/37XX (e.g. PSYC 3758) 3
PSYC/Gen Ed 26XX/37XX Elective (e.g. PSYC 2692 or PSYC 3755) 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
Fall
PSYC 37XX Clinical (e.g. PSYC 3702 or PSYC 3775) 3
PSYC 37XX Physiological 3
PSYC 37XX Lab 1
PSYC 37XX elective 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Elective 15XX/26XX/37XX (rec. major or minor - 37XX course) 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
PSYC 37XX Cognition, Learning, or Perception 3
PSYC 37XX Lab 1
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Elective 37XX course (rec. major or minor - 37XX course) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Minor 37XX/48XX course 3
Elective 37XX 3
 Semester Hours12
Spring
PSYC 4895 Senior Psychology Capstone Experience 2
Minor 37XX/48XX course (if needed, otherwise elective) 3
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Elective XXXX 3
Elective XXXX 3
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours122

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will discriminate amongst the fundamental psychological concepts.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate ideas in both oral & written forms using APA style.
  3. Students will evaluate research using professionally accepted criteria.
  4. Students will devise solutions to real-life problems by applying psychological concepts.
  5. Students will interpret topics and discussions related to human diversity.