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Degree Course Requirements

The curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 - 16 hours based on eight semesters.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology -120 hours

General Education Requirements:
Written Communication - 6 hrs.
Oral Communication - 3 hrs.
Social Sciences & Humanities - 12 hrs.
Mathematics & Science - 10 hrs.

Other - 11 hrs.

Program Requirements - 46 hrs.

Additional Requirements - 32 hrs.


Program Objectives:  Develop in students a competency in psychology, including requisite skills in analyzing human behavior.  Provide the skills to use a broad range of research and skills relating to  psychology.  Develop knowledge in students to psychological concepts and principles and their application to society.  Develop an awareness of ethical questions and issues in psychology.  Become familiar with the history of psychology.  Provide a broad coverage of all major areas of psychology. Require basic knowledge in those areas of biology directly relevant to psychology.


Degree Course Requirements

Adult and Online students
The curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work with 42 of those hours consisting of Psychology core course work.

Bachelor of Science - Psychology Major 120 hours

Written Communication (6)ENG 103 English Composition I (3)
ENG 113 English Composition II (3)
Oral Communication (3)
SP 203 Effective Speaking (3) or
COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
Social Science - Humanities (12)
ECO 213 Microeconomics or
ECO 223 Macroeconomics (3)
GOV 113 Introduction to Government (3)
Humanities Electives (6)
Mathematics & Science (12)
MA 103 Business Algebra or
MA 113 College Algebra or
MA 153 Finite Mathematics
Other (9)
General Education Electives (9)
Psychology Core (42)
PSY 113 Principles of PSychology (3)
PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
PSY 473 Psychology Capstone Demonstration (3)
Choose Two (6)
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 403 Human Sexuality (3)
PSY 413 Psychology of Addiction (3)
PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices (3)
Choose Two (6)
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 343 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 373 Political Psychology (3)
PSY 313 Topics in Psychology (3)
Choose One (3)
PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
SOC 323 The Family (3)
18 hours PSY or SOC 300/400 level not already chosen
Additional Program Requirements (36)
UE111 Adult Learning Orientation (1)
HIS 103 American History I  (3)and
HIS 113 American History II  (3) or
HIS 203 World Civilization I  (3)and
HIS 213 World Civilization II (3)
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Electives (26)