Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.S.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in natural, physical, mathematical, and computer science. Please note: with the exception of PSY 215 , PSY 216 , PSY 312 , PSY 393 , PSY 456 , PSY 459 , and PSY 565 , courses with a PSY prefix are generally not accepted towards fulfilling this 60-hour requirement. Therefore, be sure to keep this requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree , including a specific listing of courses applicable to the 60-hour requirement.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirement

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 35-36

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Select one of the following (completed by Advanced Lecture/ Lab):

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 4

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science

(completed by PSY 312 )

b. Social Science

(completed by Premajor Requirement)

c. Humanities: 3

III. Laboratory or Field Work

(completed by Premajor Requirement)

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 9-23

Premajor Requirements

Premajor hours: 8-9

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements

Major Core hours: 16

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

Advanced Lecture/Lab: 4

Capstone Option: 3-8

Electives: 0-5

From Outside the Major Department

  • Choose 14 hours outside Psychology at the 300+ level. 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here Credit(s): 14

Other Major hours: 26


Choose electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: 5

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.

^This requirement is fulfilled for students who have completed a 3-credit introductory psychology course at an accredited college or university, or who have scored a 3 on the Advance Placement Psychology Test.

†Course used toward completion of the College 60-hour requirement.

††Course used toward completion of the College Natural Science requirement.

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