Academics

Concentrations and Minors

Psychology Major (B.A. degree) Requirements (39-45 hours)

 

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology requires 36 semester hours required Psychology courses, plus Social Sciences 230, and 6 hours or the equivalent proficiency of a foreign language for a total of 45 hours. The semester hours required for the degree include:

     24 hours:  Psychology 120, 220, 230, 231, 236, 300, 370, 400, and 402.

•     3 hours: Psychology 350 or 360

     9 hours:  Three additional courses in Psychology depending on students interests

     3 hours:  Social Sciences 230

     6 hours or the equivalent proficiency of a foreign language

 

Psychology Major with Experimental Psychology Concentration (48-54 hours)

 

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Concentration in Experimental Psychology requires 48-54 semester hours including:

     33 hours:  Psychology 120, 220, 230, 231, 236, 300, 325, 350, 360, 370, 400, and 402

•     6 hours: Combination of PSY 493, 494

     6 hours:  Two additional courses in Psychology depending on students interests

     3 hours:  Social Sciences 230

     6 hours or the equivalent proficiency of a foreign language

 

Psychology Major with Forensic Psychology Concentration (57-63 hours)

 

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Concentration in Forensic Psychology requires 57-63 semester hours including:

     33 hours:  Psychology 120, 220, 230, 231, 236, 300, 312, 325, 360, 370, 400, and 402.

•     6 hours: Combination of PSY 491, 492, or PSY 495, 496, or Independent Study & Internship hours.

     15 hours: SOC 102, SOC 246, POS 121, POS 343, FSC 211.

     3 hours:  Social Sciences 230.

     6 hours or the equivalent proficiency of a foreign language.

 

Some of the courses required for the concentrations may have pre-requisites within their respective departments that require additional coursework.

Students planning on attending graduate school are encouraged to take as many psychology classes as possible, and to participate in as much research and applied experiences as possible.

 

Psychology Minor Requirements (18 hours): The Psychology minor requires 18 hours as follows: PSY 120 and five additional Psychology courses.

 

Technology Requirements: To meet program objectives for the academic year 2013-14, and to provide access to technology; Business, Behavioral and Social Science students will be required to use a notebook computer supporting a minimum operating environment of Windows 7 (or higher) and Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concentrations and Minors