Psychology, BS

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.

Psychology Major Requirements

Introductory Course
PSYC 1101Foundations of 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 two of the following:8
Learning and Motivation
Learning Principles and Behavior Analysis
Sensation and Perception
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Language
Cognition
Statistics
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
Psychology Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Clinical Case Study
Seminar in Ethics in Psychology
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
Lab Requirement
Complete two psychology lab courses or one psychology lab course and one psychology directed study research or honors thesis:8
Lab
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
Directed Study Research
Directed Study Research
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2

Psychology Required Electives

Complete five PSYC courses.20

Mathematics Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:4
Discrete Structures
Interactive Mathematics
Mathematical Thinking
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2
Intensive Calculus for Engineers
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering

Interdisciplinary Cluster

Complete three of the following courses. Choose from one group only:11-15
Educational Psychology
Education Issues in the Black Community
Linguistics in Education
Language Disorders in Children
Juvenile Delinquency
Learning and Accomplished Practice
Race and Urban Education
Inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Elementary Level
Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
Society and Psychology
Peoples and Cultures
Gender and Sexuality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Religion and Modernity
Language and Culture
Social Psychology
Sociology of Prejudice and Violence
Sociology of Violence
Sociology of the Family
Violence in the Family
Gender in a Changing Society
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Juvenile Delinquency
Drugs and Society
Forensic Psychology
Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
Criminology
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Race, Crime, and Justice
Law and Psychology
Communities and Crime
Correctional Intervention
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Peoples and Cultures
Language and Culture
Sociolinguistics
Expressive Therapy
Music Therapy 1
Introduction to Acting
Counseling and Applied Psychology
Counseling Theories and Practice
Mental Health and Counseling
Health Counseling
Counseling in Human Services
Child Intervention and Treatment
Artificial Intelligence and Information Science
Algorithms and Data Structures for Engineering
Theory of Computation
Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing
Algorithms and Data
Principles of Information Science
Human Computer Interaction
Language
ASL Linguistics
Linguistic Analysis
Syntax
Semantics
Language and Gender
Phonetics and Phonology
Bilingualism
Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Language
Language and Culture
Sociolinguistics
Neurological Bases of Communication
Speech and Hearing Science
Language Disorders in Children
Human Factors
Principles of Information Science
Information System Design and Development
Information Retrieval
Human Computer Interaction
Empirical Research Methods
Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology
Violence in the Family
Juvenile Delinquency
Drugs and Society
Language Disorders in Children
Early Intervention: Assessment and Intervention
Children and Youth in Contemporary Society
Human Resource Management and Business
Organizational Behavior
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Management Information Systems
Introduction to Marketing
Business Ethics
Social Roles in the Business World
Sociology of Gender and Work
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Philosophy of Science and Psychology
Science and Pseudoscience
Reason, Risk, and Evidence
Introduction to Logic
Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Ethics
Ethics: East and West
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
Business Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Philosophy of Human Nature
Moral Philosophy
Advanced Medical Ethics
Sociology of Prejudice and Violence
Biological and Chemical Sciences
Microbes and Society
Environment and Humankind
The Human Organism
Biology of Human Reproduction
Introduction to Marine Biology
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1101
Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1104
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1119
Animal Behavior
Neurobiology
Ecology
Wildlife Biology
Sociobiology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Evolution
Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Marine Resources
Biological Oceanography
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
In addition to the following courses, any math skill course may be used with advisor approval:
Marine Resources
Physical Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Oceans and Coasts
Environmental Geology
Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
Environmental Science
Global Climate Change
Dynamic Earth
Physical Geography
Oceanography
Geophysics
Foundations of Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics
Statistics and Stochastic Processes
or any PHYS course
Health and Wellness
Wellness
Nutrition
Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
Clinical Nutrition Applications in Health and Disease
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
Microbes and Society
Biology and Society
Environment and Humankind
The Human Organism
Biology of Human Reproduction
Introduction to Sports Medicine
Health Communication
Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
The Ethics of Food
Environmental Ethics
Society and Health
Sociology of Alcoholism
Aging in Society
Drugs and Society
Communication, Culture, and Society
Communication and Gender
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Sex, Relationships, and Communication
Sex and Interpersonal Communication
Communication in a Digital Age
Communication and Inclusion
Social Networks
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Interpersonal Communication
Group Communication
Communication, Politics, and Social Change
Nonverbal Social Interaction
Youth and Communication Technology
Online Communities
Language and Culture
Sociolinguistics
Language and Gender

Psychology Experiential Education Requirement

See the experiential education advisor in psychology for other options.
Complete one of the following:0-8
Co-op Work Experience
Seminar in Ethics in Psychology
Directed Study Research
Internship in Psychology
Teaching Practicum

BS in Psychology Major Credit Requirements

Complete 68 semester hours in the major. A maximum of 34 semester hours of transfer credit is allowed in the major. Note: Up to 12 semester hours of psychology-related electives will count toward the major only after the “Interdisciplinary Cluster” section has been completed.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 11014PSYC area A elective4Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114PSYC undergraduate elective4  
Math requirement4PSYC 1214 (or other elective)4  
Elective4Elective4  
PSYC 10001   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 23204PSYC area A elective4Vacation0Co-op0
PSYC area B elective4PSYC area B elective4  
Elective4PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EESC 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PSYC undergraduate elective4Elective4Co-op0
 PSYC lab elective4Elective4 
 ENGW 33154  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0PSYC lab elective4PSYC undergraduate elective4Co-op0
 PSYC undergraduate elective4Elective4 
 PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0PSYC seminar elective4  
 PSYC undergraduate elective4  
 PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 11014PSYC area A elective4Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114PSYC 1214 (or other elective)4  
Math requirement4PSYC undergraduate elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
PSYC 10001   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 23204Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
PSYC area B elective4  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
EESC 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC area A elective4Co-op0Co-op0PSYC undergraduate elective4
PSYC area B elective4  Elective4
ENGW 33154   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC lab elective4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
PSYC undergraduate elective4   
PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
PSYC lab elective4PSYC seminar elective4  
PSYC undergraduate elective4PSYC undergraduate elective4  
PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4PSYC interdisciplinary cluster4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130