Psychology

B.A. or B.S. with Major in Psychology

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
ENGL 110 College Composition I (ES course) 3
MATH 103 College Algebra (ES course & Major requirement) 3
FREN 101
First Year French I (ES course & Major requirement)
or First Year Spanish I
or First Year German I
or First Year Norwegian I
or First Year Chinese I
4
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology (ES course & Major requirement) 3
Elective Course or Course in Minor 3
 Credits16
Second Semester
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences (ES Course & Major requirement) 3
COMM 110
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (ES Course)
or Helping Skills in Community Services
3
FREN 102
First Year French II (ES course & Major requirement)
or First Year Spanish II
or First Year German II
or First Year Norwegian II
or First Year Chinese II
4
PSYC elective 3-4
Elective Course or Course in Minor 3-4
 Credits16-18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
BIOL 111
Concepts of Biology (ES course & Major requirement)
or General Biology I
3
BIOL 111L
Concepts of Biology Laboratory (ES course & Major requirement)
or General Biology I Laboratory
1
PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics (ES Course & Major requirement) 4
PSYC 303 Research Methods in Psychology (Major requirement) 4
PSYC elective 3-4
 Credits15-16
Second Semester
PSYC 304 Advanced Research Methods (Major requirement for BS only) 3
PSYC 330
Biological Bases of Behavior (online only) If taking BIOL 151 you must also take the lab
or General Biology II
4
PSYC elective 3-6
Elective course or Course in Minor 3
Social Science ES requirement 3
 Credits16-19
Junior Year
First Semester
PSYC 320 Professional Development & Ethics (Major requirement) 2
Fine Arts (ES requirement) 3
PSYC electives 6
Elective Courses or Courses in Minor 6
 Credits17
Second Semester
PSYC 395
Practical Experiences in Psychology (Major requirement) Course requirements differ between the BA and BS. See advisor or catalog for specifics.
or Psychological Helping Skills
or Instructional Experiences in Psychology
or Advanced Individual Research
2
PSYC electives 6-9
Elective Courses or Courses in Minor 6
 Credits14-17
Senior Year
First Semester
PSYC 405 History and Systems of Psychology (ES capstone & Major requirement) 3
PSYC 400-level course cannot include 489, 492, 493 or 494 3
PSYC elective 3
Elective courses or courses in minor 6
 Credits15
Second Semester
PSYC 400-level Course cannot include 489, 492, 493 or 494 3-4
PSYC 433
Psychology of Learning (BS requirement) Lab-based psychology course is a requirement of the BS track only
or Perception
or Physiology of Behavior and Psychophysiological Measurement
or Cognitive Psychology
4
Elective Courses or Courses in Minor 6
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits122-132

This plan of study represents just one way in which a student can complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Science with a major in Psychology within four years. Because of the large number of ways to complete the degree requirements for this major, students should consult their advisor for assistance regarding their specific plan of study.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 120. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-SOC 110, Introduction to Sociology, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Social Science area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.