Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Graduate School Preparation)

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The Graduate School Preparation Track in Psychology prepares students for graduate level work in Psychology and other Social Sciences.  Through the inclusion of specific coursework and research team opportunities, this degree plan provides students the opportunity to gain key knowledge and skills necessary for success at the graduate level.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120-121 semester credit hours.

Major

44-45 semester credit hours.

Minor (optional)

 21 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Graduate School Preparation) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
Life/Physical Science Core3
ENG 1013Composition I3
Math or Wellness CAO Core2
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 1023Composition II3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Select one of the following Natural Science sequences:3-4
Human Biology
   and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
 
Introductory Chemistry
   and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
 
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry Laboratory I
 
General Life Science 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
 
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
Elective PSY 2061 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours16-17
Spring
GOV 2023Texas Government3
PSY 2023Social Psychology3
PSY 2303Applied Statistics3
Minor or Elective3
Creative Arts Core3
Elective PSY 2071 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Elective (1 semester credit hour) PSY 3061 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives3
Minor or Elective3
Elective PSY 3071 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
Elective PSY 4061 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics 
Bioethics 
Ethics and Feminism 
PSY 3943Psychological Tests and Measurements3
PSY 4103
  & PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
   and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
4
Minor or Elective4
Elective PSY 4071 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120-121

 Please Note:  3 semester credit hour Global Perspectives graduation requirement must be obtained through core courses, PSY 4183, or elective semester credit hours.