Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements

Required courses from General Education:

  • MA105   Elementary Statistics (3): [Any student whose ACT Math subscore is below 20 must pass MA101/MA102 before taking MA105 in Additional General Education Requirements (below). ]
  • PY101   General Psychology (3)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities or Fine Arts:

 9 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Science: See guidelines.

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single language)

BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.

  • Must include MA105 Elementary Statistics (3) if MA105 not taken as part of the Common Core.
  • May include either PY331 Research Design and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences (3) OR PY334 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3) [OR BOTH if MA105 taken as part of the Common Core.

6-8 hours

Psychology Major Requirements (24-30 Hours)

PY204   Experimental Psychology (3)

PY331   Research Design & Data Analysis in the Social Sciences (3)—if not taken in Tier Two “Analytical Skills.”

PY334   Applied Quantitative Data Analysis (3) )—if not taken in Tier Two “Analytical Skills” requirements

PY480   Senior Thesis (Capstone) (3)

Psychology electives (6 hours): PY210 cannot be counted for Psychology credit in the degree programs of Psychology majors or minors without the written permission of the chair of the Division of Social Sciences.

One (1) course from each of these four areas (12 Hours):


PY211   Psychology of Adjustment (3)

PY346   Sensation and Perception (3)

PY347   Physiological Psychology (3)

PY348   Health Psychology (3)


PY315   Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

PY332   Cognitive Processes and Applications (3)

PY338   Applied Psychology (3)

PY345   Learning (3)

PY353   Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (3)

Counseling, abnormal, and personality:

PY301    Abnormal Psychology (3)

PY308    Personality (3)

PY351    Introduction to Counseling (3)


Developmental and social:

PY223   Developmental Psychology (3)

PY321   Family Relationships and Values (3)

PY324   Social Psychology (3)

Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)