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Psychology Major, BS, PY00


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Major Code: PY00     Bachelor of Science          Summary Degree Requirements            

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 39 Hours


  • Area 1A     6 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours fulfilled by PSY 0100  , 3 hours see below for options
  • Area 1B     3 hours Civic Engagement - see below for options
  • Area 2A     6 hours Written Communication - see below for options
  • Area 2B     3 hours Oral Communication - see below for options
  • Area 3       7 hours Natural Science 1 with and 1 without lab - see below for options
  • Area 4       3 hours Mathematics - see below for options
  • Area 5A     6 hours Humanities - see below for options
  • Area 5B     3 hours Fine Arts - see below for options
  • Area 5C     3 hours Global Competencies - see below for options
  • Area 5D     2 hours Health and Wellness - see below for options

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Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


Psychology Electives: 12 Hours**


Psychology elective requirement will be met by completing 12 hours of additional Psychology courses, of which 6 hours must be upper-division courses, 300 level or above. No more than 3 hours of PSY 0491  and no more than 3 hours of PSY 0499  may be used to fulfill the Psychology elective requirement.

Science: 9 Hours


Additional hours of science, computer science or math that do not fulfill any other requirements. These include courses from: BIO, CHEM, MATH, GEOL, EH, PHYS, and CIS as well as these specific courses: ACCT 201, HS 111, IET 110, INTS 306, KINE 385, PHIL 140, PHIL 312, and PHIL 420.

Electives: 22 Hours


As needed to total 120 approved credit hours (including 39 upper division 300-400 level).

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Total Hours: 120


 PSY 0100  satisfies 3 of 6 hours of General Education Core Requirement Area 1A.

Institutional requirement UE 0100  may also be met by HNRS 0101  (2 credit hours).

Effective fall of 2020 - in order to graduate with a major in Psychology, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn a 2.50 or above overall GPA.
  2. Earn a 2.50 or above in all PSY prefix courses required within the major.

As a discipline, psychology has important new discoveries and understanding changing the landscape of the field on a regular basis. Because of this, for students pursuing either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, all courses with a PSY prefix cannot be more than 12 years old at the time of graduation with the major. Once a class with PSY is over 12 years old, it will be removed from the degree plan in Degree Works, and students will need to retake the class to satisfy major requirements. Any exception to this policy would require a petition.

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