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Psychology (B.S.) Curriculum

Current Students:

See the  Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Political Science bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Students can choose either a Business option or a General Psychology option. Those choosing the Business option, in consultation with advisor, select at least 21 credits in business courses.
Students choosing the General Psychology option, in consultation with advisor, select at least 21 credits in Science courses.
Students could graduate with a minor in Business or Science.

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
Natural Science course
3 Introduction to Spreadsheets and Database 3
Calculus 4
Introduction to Social Psychology (example) 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Humanities course 3
Introductory Psychology 3 Arts course 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Natural Science course 3
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 15
Semester 3 Semester 4
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (example) 3 Cross-Cultural Psychology (example) 3
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (example) 3 Statistics 4
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Art course 3
Natural Science course w/lab 3-4 Natural Science course if General Option
Effective Speech 3 Business course if Business Option 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5
Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences or
Technical Writing
3
Total Credits 16.7-17.5
Total Credits 16
Semester 5 Semester 6
Basic Research Methods in Psychology 4 Advanced Research Projects in Psychology 3
Adolescence (example) 3 Psychology of Consciousness (example) 3
Natural Science course if General Option
Natural Science course if General Option
Business course if Business Option 3 Business course if Business Option 3
Humanities course 3 Elective 3
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (example) 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16
Semester 7 Semester 8
Introduction to Clinical Psychology (example) 3 Research Project or Internship 3
Natural Science course if General Option
Natural Science course if General Option
Business course if Business Option 3 Business course if Business Option 3
Natural Science course if General Option Natural Science course if General Option
Business course if Business Option 3 Business course if Business Option 3
Elective 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Total Credits 15
Total Credits 16.5

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