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 Psychology bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Students can choose from 3 options: Human Factors and Design, Psychology in the Workplace, and Science. 

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Natural Science course (GN) 3 Quantification course (GQ) 3
College Algebra 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Humanities course (GH) 3
Introductory Psychology 3 Arts course (GA) 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Natural Science course (GN) 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5    
Total Credits
14.5
Total Credits
15
 
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Neurological Bases of Behavior 3 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology  3 Statistics in Psychology 4
Social and Behavioral Science course (GS) 3 Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design Course
3
Natural Science course with Lab (GN) 3-4 Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences or
Technical Writing
3
Effective Speech 3 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
Total Credits 15-16 Total Credits 14.5
 
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Basic Research Methods in Psychology 4 Quantification course (GQ) 3
Adolescence 3 Psychology of Consciousness 3
Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design course
3 Advanced Research Projects 4
Humanities course (GH) 3 Elective 3
Psychology of a Sustainable World 3 Elective 3
    Professional Development in Psychology 1
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 17
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Introduction to Clinical Psychology  3 Research Project or Internship 3
Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design course
3 Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design course
3
Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design course
3 Psychology in the Workplace/Science/
Human Factors and Design course
3
Arts course (GA) 3 Social and Behavioral Science course (GS) 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15