Psychology Comprehensive Major - Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

All Psychology B.S. majors must complete the 39 credit Psychology Core, and a minimum of 28 additional credits of mathematics, statistics, and science is required.  The B.S. is a comprehensive major.

A minimum of 39 Psychology Core credits are required:
Psychology Core:
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
PSY 150Writing in Psychology1
PSY 200Statistics and Data Analysis3
PSY 215Psychology Seminar2
PSY 301Research Methods3
PSY 345Biological Psychology (with laboratory)4
One of the following:3
Human Sexuality
Development Psychology
Death and Dying
One of the following:3
Introduction to Personality
Psychopathology
Multicultural Psychology
Social Psychology
One of the following:3
Educational Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Industrial and Applied Psychology
One of the following:3
Health Psychology
Behavioral Pharmacology
Clinical Psychology
Psychology electives (PSY 101:497)8
One of the following capstone courses:3
Independent Study
Capstone Seminar in Psychology
Capstone Internship in Psychology
Total Credits39

Additional Bachelor of Science Requirements

To fulfill the B.S. requirements, in addition to the 39 Psychology Core credits, a minimum of 28 additional credits is required, including:

MATH 140College Algebra (GT-MA1)3
MATH 141Precalculus (GT-MA1)4
And one of the following pathways:3
Statistics for Business and Economics
Probability and Statistics
Choose any 2 options from the following sequences (minimum 18 credits total). Only one option from Biology may be completed.18
Anthropology Option (13 credits)
Introduction to General Anthropology (GT-SS3)
Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory)
Cultural Ecology
Anthropology elective (ANTH course numbered 300 or higher)
Biology Options (18-24 credits)
Either
Biological Principles (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
Basic Nutrition
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with laboratory)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with laboratory)
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)
OR
Biological Principles (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory)
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (GT-SC2)
Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
General Ecology
Cell Biology
Genetics (with recitation)
Chemistry Option (19-20 credits)
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (GT-SC1)
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Chemistry Elective (CHEM course numbered 406 or above)
Computer Science Option (9 credits)
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
And one of the following:
Computers in Society
Data Structures
Machine Learning
Exercise & Sport Science Option (11-18 credits)
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology Lab
ESS Electives (ESS course numbered 300 or higher)
And one of the following pathways:
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)
OR
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with laboratory)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with laboratory)
ESS Electives (ESS course numbered 300 or higher
Geography & Geospatial Analysis Option (9 credits)
Our Digital Earth
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Geography Elective (GEOG course numbered 300 or higher)
Physics Option (11 credits)
Principles of Physics I (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
and Principles of Physics II (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
OR
General Physics I (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
and General Physics II (with laboratory) (GT-SC1)
Physics Elective (PHYS course numbered 200 or above)
OR
Engineering Elective (ENGR course numbered 100 or above)
Total Credits28

Degree Plans

Psychology Comprehensive, B.S. - Geography & ESS Science Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ENG 102 Academic Writing (GT-CO1) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
GEOG 110 World Regional Geography (GT-SS2) 3
MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3
PSY 100 General Psychology (GT-SS3) 3
 Credits15
Spring
COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry (GT-CO2) 3
ESS 181 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area I) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area II w/lab) 4
PSY 150 Writing in Psychology 1
PSY 269 Human Sexuality 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
ESS 201 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab) 4
Gen Ed General Education (Area II w/lab) 4
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 200 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
PSY 369 Health Psychology 3
 Credits17
Spring
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
GEOG 222 Our Digital Earth 3
PSY 215 Psychology Seminar 2
PSY 301 Research Methods 3
 Credits14
Year Three
Fall
ESS 330 Exercise Physiology 3
ESS 331 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
GEOG 340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
PSY 310 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 345 Biological Psychology (with laboratory) 4
 Credits14
Spring
Elective Elective or minor course 3
ESS 382 Management of Sport and Fitness Facilities 3
GEOG 397 Special Topics 3
PSY 338 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 437 Behavioral Pharmacology 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Fall
Elective Elective course (upper division) 6
ESS 412 Exercise Biochemistry 3
PSY 380 Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSY 457 Social Psychology 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Elective course (upper division) 6
PSY 410 Multicultural Psychology 3
PSY 498 Capstone Seminar in Psychology 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits119

Psychology Comprehensive, B.S. - Physics & Computer Science Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
CS 190 Computer Science I 3
ENG 102 Academic Writing (GT-CO1) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3
PSY 100 General Psychology (GT-SS3) 3
 Credits15
Spring
COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry (GT-CO2) 3
CS 191 Computer Science II 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area I) 3
MATH 141 Precalculus (GT-MA1) 4
PSY 150 Writing in Psychology 1
PSY 269 Human Sexuality 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
MATH 151 Calculus I (GT-MA1) 4
PHYS 170 Principles of Physics I (with laboratory) (GT-SC1) 4
PSY 200 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
PSY 369 Health Psychology 3
 Credits17
Spring
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
MATH 251 Calculus II 4
PHYS 171 Principles of Physics II (with laboratory) (GT-SC1) 4
PSY 215 Psychology Seminar 2
PSY 301 Research Methods 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Gen Ed General Education (Area I) 3
MATH 213 Probability and Statistics 3
PHYS 320 Modern Physics 3
PSY 310 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 345 Biological Psychology (with laboratory) 4
 Credits16
Spring
CS 150 Computers in Society 3
Elective Elective course (upper division) 3
PSY 338 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 437 Behavioral Pharmacology 3
 Credits12
Year Four
Fall
Elective Elective course (upper division) 9
PSY 380 Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSY 457 Social Psychology 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Elective course (upper division) 6
PSY 410 Multicultural Psychology 3
PSY 498 Capstone Seminar in Psychology 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Psychology Comprehensive, B.S. - Biology & Chemistry Science Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (GT-SC1)
4
ENG 102 Academic Writing (GT-CO1) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3
PSY 100 General Psychology (GT-SS3) 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 150 Biological Principles (with laboratory) (GT-SC1) 4
CHEM 113
CHEM 114
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry (GT-CO2) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area I) 3
PSY 150 Writing in Psychology 1
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 151 Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory) 4
BIOL 372 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with laboratory) 4
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 200 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
PSY 369 Health Psychology 3
 Credits17
Spring
BIOL 373 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with laboratory) 4
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 215 Psychology Seminar 2
PSY 301 Research Methods 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
CHEM 331
CHEM 334
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 310 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 345 Biological Psychology (with laboratory) 4
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 332
CHEM 335
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
Elective Elective or minor course 3
PSY 269 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 338 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 437 Behavioral Pharmacology 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
BIOL 300 Basic Nutrition 3
CHEM 471 Biochemistry I 3
Elective Elective course (upper division) 6
PSY 380 Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSY 457 Social Psychology 3
 Credits18
Spring
Elective Elective course 6
PSY 410 Multicultural Psychology 3
PSY 498 Capstone Seminar in Psychology 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits123

Psychology Comprehensive, B.S. - Anthropology & Biology Science Track 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
CHEM 111
CHEM 112
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (GT-SC1)
4
ENG 102 Academic Writing (GT-CO1) 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3
PSY 100 General Psychology (GT-SS3) 3
 Credits16
Spring
ANTH 107 Introduction to General Anthropology (GT-SS3) 3
BIOL 150 Biological Principles (with laboratory) (GT-SC1) 4
CHEM 113
CHEM 114
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry (GT-CO2) 3
PSY 150 Writing in Psychology 1
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
ANTH 230 Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory) 4
BIOL 151 Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory) 4
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 200 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
PSY 369 Health Psychology 3
 Credits17
Spring
ANTH 320 Cultural Ecology 3
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
Gen Ed General Education (Area III) 3
PSY 215 Psychology Seminar 2
PSY 301 Research Methods 3
 Credits14
Year Three
Fall
CHEM 331
CHEM 334
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
Gen Ed General Education (Area I) 3
PSY 310 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 345 Biological Psychology (with laboratory) 4
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 310 Cell Biology 3
Elective Elective course (upper division) 4
PSY 338 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 437 Behavioral Pharmacology 3
 Credits13
Year Four
Fall
Elective Elective course (upper division) 6
BIOL 312 Genetics (with recitation) 4
PSY 380 Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSY 457 Social Psychology 3
 Credits16
Spring
Elective Elective course 6
PSY 410 Multicultural Psychology 3
PSY 498 Capstone Seminar in Psychology 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits117