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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Pre-graduate School Concentration, B.S.

Major in Psychology

A common set of core courses is required of all Psychology majors. The specific interests and career goals of each student determine the remainder of the program. The curriculum is arranged to provide familiarity with scientific bases of psychology for students preparing for careers in a variety of professions; the knowledge and skills necessary for graduate work in psychology; and the academic preparation and technical skills for students who plan to work in health-related, business and/or research settings after completing their undergraduate work.

The major in Psychology requires a minimum of 38 semester hours including a course in each of the nine following core areas (with a grade of C- or above), plus 12 additional hours of psychology electives (at least 9 hours upper division). To meet the Mathematics General Education requirement, Psychology majors must take MATH 1710  or MATH 1730 . Two minors are required. Students may choose a psychology minor offered by the department, but this is not required. At least one minor, however, must be from outside the department.

NOTE: Major in Psychology (Online) - Students who are interested in pursuing an online Psychology major should see the University College Website or office.

Core Area, Required Courses
General, PSY 1410 
Seminar on Careers in Psychology, PSY 2000 
Social, PSY 2210 
Developmental, PSY 2300 
Statistics, PSY 3020 
Research Methods, PSY 3070 /PSY 3071 
Abnormal/Personality, PSY 3230  or PSY 3590 
Sensation-Perception or Behavioral Neuroscience, PSY 4030  or PSY 4240 
Cognition/Learning, PSY 4040  or PSY 4480 

Pre-graduate School Concentration

Students who apply for the Pre-graduate School concentration should be those who will be competitive applicants for Ph.D. or competitive master’s programs. GPA is an important consideration for admission to these programs. A subcommittee of the Undergraduate Studies Committee will screen students applying for the concentration, and students will be admitted to the program only upon approval of their application. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required for application.

To graduate with this concentration, students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.25. It is recommended that students apply for admission to this concentration between the completion of 45 and 60 hours. The Pre-graduate School concentration requires 41 semester hours of psychology and one minor from outside the Department of Psychology.

Required Courses

Recommended Curriculum


First Semester

Subtotal: 16-17 Hours

Second Semester

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Sophomore Year

Subtotal: 29 Hours

Junior and Senior Years

  • Psychology 24 credit hours
  • Minor 9 credit hours
  • Electives 25-26 credit hours

Subtotal: 58-59 Hours