Health Science and Psychology, BS

The combined Bachelor of Science degree program in health science and psychology is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to public health and psychology. Through interdisciplinary explorations, students have the opportunity to develop knowledge in health promotion and illness prevention by way of understanding people’s behaviors, perceptions, and emotions within the contexts of relationships and culture. This highly flexible curriculum is enhanced by experiential learning opportunities and prepares students to practice in interdisciplinary settings and be successful in sustaining and promoting health across populations.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Health Science Requirements

Public Health Core
PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
or PHTH 1261 Comparative Healthcare Systems
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4
or PHTH 2301 Communication Skills for the Health Professions—Global
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4
or PHTH 2351 Community and Public Health - Global
PHTH 2515Healthcare Policy and Administration4
PHTH 4120Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health4
PHTH 4540Health Education and Program Planning4
Supporting Courses for Health Science
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
5
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
5
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
5
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5

Psychology Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
PSYC 3458Biological Psychology4
Personal/Social Bases of Behavior (Area A)
Complete two of the following:8
Personality
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Biological/Cognitive Bases of Behavior (Area B)
Complete one of the following:4
Learning and Motivation
Sensation and Perception
Psychology of Language
Cognition
Psychology Electives
Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject area:12
PSYC
Psychology Lab
Complete one of the following:4
Laboratory in Research Design
Laboratory in Biological Psychology
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Personality
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Affective Science
Laboratory in Life-Span Emotional Development
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Psychology Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Behavioral Modification
Seminar in Biological Psychology
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Personality
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Seminar in Sensation and Perception
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Seminar in Social and Affective Neuroscience

Supporting Courses

Introduction to College
Complete one of the following1
College: An Introduction
Psychology at Northeastern
First-Year Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Co-op Preparation
Complete one of the following:1
Professional Development for Bouvé Co-op
Professional Development for Co-op
Math
MATH 1241Calculus 14
Advanced Writing in the Discipline
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions4
Ethical Reasoning
PHIL 1165Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare4
Open Electives24

Integrative Requirement

PSYC 3510Brain, Behavior, and Immunity4
or PSYC 4514 Clinical Neuroscience
or CAEP 2012 Health Psychology: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories, and Research

Health Sciences Major Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required for all BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, HSCI, MATH, and PHTH courses.

Psychology GPA Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required for all PSYC courses.

Program Requirement

134 total semester hours required

Four Years, One Co-op Plan

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHours  
HSCI 1000 or PSYC 10001BIOL 11134  
BIOL 11114BIOL 11141  
BIOL 11121CHEM 12144  
CHEM 12114CHEM 12151  
CHEM 12121CHEM 12160  
CHEM 12130ENGW 11114  
MATH 12414PHTH 12604  
PSYC 11014   
 19 18  
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
PSYC 23204Public health core4Psychology elective4 
Area A course4Public health core4Area B course4 
Public health core4Area A course4  
PSYC 34584Psychology elective4  
 16 16 8 
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
HSCI 2000 or EESC 20001Co-opCo-opENGW 33064
Psychology lab4  PHTH 45404
PHIL 11654   
Open electives8   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Public health core4Psychology seminar4  
Psychology elective4PSYC 3510, 4514, or CAEP 20124  
Open electives8Open electives8  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134

Four Years, Two Co-ops Plan (College: Bouvé)

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 1000 or HSCI 10001PSYC Area A selective4PHTH 1260 or 12614Open electives8
BIOL 11114BIOL 11134PSYC Area B selective4 
BIOL 11121BIOL 11141  
CHEM 12114CHEM 12144  
CHEM 12121CHEM 12151  
CHEM 12130CHEM 12160  
MATH 12414ENGW 11114  
PSYC 11014   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 23204Co-opCo-opPHIL 11654
Public health core4  ENGW 33064
PSYC 34584   
Public health core4   
HSCI 2000 or EESC 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Public health core4Co-opCo-opOpen electives8
PSYC Area A selective4   
PSYC elective4   
Open elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Public health core4Psychology seminar4  
PSYC lab4Public health core4  
PSYCH elective4PSYC elective4  
Open elective4PSYC 3510, 4514, or CAEP 20124  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134

Four Years, Two Co-ops Plan (College: Science)

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 1000 or HSCI 10001PSYC Area A selective4PHTH 1260 or 12614Open electives8
BIOL 11114BIOL 11134PSYC Area B selective4 
BIOL 11121BIOL 11141  
CHEM 12114CHEM 12144  
CHEM 12121CHEM 12151  
CHEM 12130CHEM 12160  
MATH 12414ENGW 11114  
PSYC 11014   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 23204Public health core4PSYC elective4Co-op
Public health core4Public health core4Open elective4 
PSYC 34584PSYC Area A selective4  
PHIL 11654PSYC elective4  
 EESC 2000 or HSCI 20001  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opPublic health core4Open electives8Co-op
 PSYC lab4  
 ENGW 33064  
 PSYC 3510, 4514, or CAEP 20124  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opPsychology seminar4  
 Public health core4  
 PSYC elective4  
 Open electives4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134