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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology will contribute to a student’s general knowledge and prepare them to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related disciplines. The program seeks to deliver its curriculum through an interactive and collaborative learning environment that provides its participants with a strong theoretical and scientific foundation in the field of psychology. According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshmen Survey (Higher Education Research Institute, 2011), psychology was the second most popular undergraduate field in 2011, selected by 5.4% of incoming freshmen. Only general biology was more popular, chosen by 6.2% of incoming freshmen. 

Individuals with bachelor’s degrees in psychology possess advanced critical thinking, research and writing skills. Students who do not wish to pursue an advanced degree may find employment in a variety of contexts including public affairs, education, business, or sales. They may also secure employment personnel analysts, employment counselors, managers, interviewers, probation officers, writers or entrepreneurs.

A minor to complement the psychology major in another program is strongly recommended but not required.

Major Requirements

UIW Core Curriculum Requirements (46 hours)

See Core Curriculum for course information

Psychology Core Curriculum (38 hours)

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2320 Scientific Literacy in Psychology
PSYC 2350 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2380 Biology and Behavior
PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3351 Social Psychology
PSYC 3353 Personality
PSYC 3380 Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 3385 Multicultural Issues
PSYC 3450 Quantitative Methods (4 hours)
PSYC 3472 Learning (4 hours)
PSYC 4331 History of Psychology

Upper Division Curriculum (15 hours)

PSYC 4332 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSYC 43CS Capstone Project in Psychology or PSYC 4359 Internship in Psychology

Plus nine hours from the following:

PSYC 3320 Qualitative Methods
PSYC 4310 Research Design
PSYC 4315 Comparative Psychology
PSYC 4322 Experimental Psychology: Perception
PSYC 4325 Experimental Psychology: Motivation

Elective Coursework

Students will work with their adviser to pick a minor. Remaining hours needed to meet 120 hour requirement are elected by student. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill these hours.

Minor in Psychology

A minor in Psychology requires 15 semester hours in the discipline, including a minimum of six upper-division hours. 

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
Plus 12 additional semester hours in PSYC; 6 of which must be upper division

Transfer Policy

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