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.
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.
28 semester hours required
and ENG 1106
|College Writing 1|
and Lab for ENG 1105
and ENG 1108
|College Writing 2|
and Lab for ENG 1107
and ENG 2106
and Lab for ENG 2105
|Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core||3|
|PHL 2130||Ethical Issues in Healthcare||3|
|or PHL 2140||Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering|
and BIO 1101
|Principles of Biology 1|
and Lab for BIO 1100
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
Major Required Courses
43 semester hours required
|HST 1100||History of the World 1: Prehistory to the Renaissance||3|
|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 2310||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|PSY 1100||Foundations of Psychology||3|
|PSY 3450||Research in Psychology||3|
|PSY 4850||Senior Research Seminar in Psychology||4|
|PSY 3230||Development across the Life Span||3|
Major Elective Courses
24 semester hours required
|Complete 12 semester hours from the following:||12|
|Cognition and Language|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:||12|
Complete a minimum of 25 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.