B.S. in Psychology

Program Information

Psychology is the science of the behavior of humans and animals. The topics of investigation range from the life sciences to the social sciences, and applications occur in clinical, industrial, community, and other social contexts. Psychological knowledge contributes to the understanding of experience and behavior and to the formation of optimal personal relations.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision:  PSYC 1101 and PSYC 1100.  See advisor to see which courses are required for majors.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

**GSU 1010

1

PSYC 1101

3

*Area D Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

POLS 1101

3

Area C Elective

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Seek and find career clarity early, through Careers in Psychology (PSYC 2030).

Generate new knowledge yourself, through a research practicum (PSYC 4760, 4770, 4860).


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

2000 level Psyc course

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

2000 level Psyc course

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Area B Elective

2

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

[PSYCH 3510]

4
Total Hours 18

Notes

  • Once you have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 in all Psyc courses in Area F, your major will change from Pre-Psychology to Psychology. 
  • If you wish to change to a B.S. in Psychology degree, you may do so after your major is changed to Psychology.  Contact your academic advisor to apply this change.

Seek and find career clarity early, through Careers in Psychology (PSYC 2030).

Generate new knowledge yourself, through a research practicum (PSYC 4760, 4770, 4860).


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

*PSYC 3530

4

PSYC 3110

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

PSYC 4000 or PSYC 4800

3

**PSYC 4100

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*Critical Thinking Writing course (CTW)

**This course is not the only course available to fulfill this requirement.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Seek and find career clarity early, through Careers in Psychology (PSYC 2030).

Generate new knowledge yourself, through a research practicum (PSYC 4760, 4770, 4860).


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Seek and find career clarity early, through Careers in Psychology (PSYC 2030).

Generate new knowledge yourself, through a research practicum (PSYC 4760, 4770, 4860).