Psychology, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the science of the brain and the psychology of the mind.

Course work in the program provides students with a strong foundational knowledge within the discipline of psychology, including relevant theory and research. Courses include developmental and social psychology, abnormal psychology, sensation and perception, cognition and language, and learning, along with research methods.

Students completing the program have the opportunity to work in private and nonprofit organizations in all areas of psychology and to pursue graduate work in preparation for professional licensure.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

31 semester hours required

MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
Social Sciences
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
PHL 2130Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
or PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
PSY 1100Foundations of Psychology3
PSY 2230Stress and Its Management3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
Principles of Biology 1
and Lab for BIO 1100
Information Technology
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
HMG 2110Health Law and Regulation3
or MGT 2330 Business Law

Major Required Courses

25 semester hours required

Human Behavior
HSV 2240Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
PSY 3200Social Psychology3
PSY 3210Abnormal Psychology3
Cognition and Development
PSY 3220Cognition and Language3
PSY 3230Development across the Life Span3
PSY 3240Sensation and Perception3
PSY 3450Research in Psychology3
PSY 4850Senior Research Seminar in Psychology4

Major Elective Courses

15 semester hours required

Complete 15 semester hours from the following:15


Complete a minimum of 49 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Term 1Hours
ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
MTH 11003
SOC 11003
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 2Hours
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
MTH 23103
PSY 11003
ITC 1000 or 20163
Open elective3
Term 3Hours
PHL 2130 or 21403
HMG 2110 or MGT 23303
PSY 32003
PSY 22303
BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
Term 4Hours
HSV 22403
PSY 32103
CMN 11003
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 5Hours
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
PSY 32203
PSY 32303
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 6Hours
PSY 32403
PSY 34503
Psychology elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 7Hours
Psychology elective3
Psychology elective3
Psychology elective3
Open elective3
STEM seminar1
Term 8Hours
PSY 48504
Psychology elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
Total Hours: 120