Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Physical Therapy)

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The Pre-Physical Therapy Track is designed to prepare students for advanced degree work in allied health fields such as Physical Therapy.  Prerequisites for admission in the Physical Therapy Program at TWU are included within the degree plan.  Please see the graduate catalog for more information about admission into the Physical Therapy program at TWU.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


44-45 semester credit hours.

Minor (optional)

7 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Physical Therapy) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
CHEM 1113
  & CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry Laboratory I
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Math or Wellness CAO Core2
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENG 1023Composition II3
CHEM 1123
  & CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry Laboratory II
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
BIOL 1113
  & BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 1123
  & BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
   and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
GOV 2023Texas Government3
PSY 2023Social Psychology3
PSY 2303Applied Statistics3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
PHYS 1133
  & PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
   and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
PHYS 1143
  & PHYS 1141
Principles of Physics II
   and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives3
PSY 4013Health Psychology3
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
ZOOL 4243
  & ZOOL 4241
Mammalian Physiology
   and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics and Feminism 
PSY 4103
  & PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
   and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives3
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

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

Must meet 36 advanced semester credit hour requirement