Psychology, BS (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under "Lowell Institute Programs."

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers students an 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.

Core Courses

28 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
PHL 2130Ethical Issues in Healthcare3
or PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
BIO 1100
and BIO 1101
Principles of Biology 1
and Lab for BIO 1100
MTH 1100College Algebra3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools

Major Required Courses

43 semester hours required

HST 1100History of the World 1: Prehistory to the Renaissance3
or HST 1150 History of the World 2: From Renaissance to the Present
Complete 24 semester hours from any combination of humanities, social science, and math/science electives.24
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
PSY 1100Foundations of Psychology3
PSY 3450Research in Psychology3
PSY 4850Senior Research Seminar in Psychology4
PSY 3230Development across the Life Span3

 Major Elective Courses

24 semester hours required

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Cognition and Language
Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:12

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 25 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.