Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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The General Track in Psychology is designed to provide a solid liberal arts education and will prepare students for a wide array of pursuits.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120-122 semester credit hours.

Major

44-45 semester credit hours.

Minor (optional)

25 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Life/Physical Science Core 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
Math or Wellness CAO Core2
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
Life/Physical Science Core3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
Select one of the following Natural Science sequences:3-4
Human Biology 
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106) 
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1305, CHEM 1405) and ( CHEM 1105) 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411) and ( CHEM 1111) 
General Life Science 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101) 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102) 
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
 
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours 15-16
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
Minor or Elective3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives (upper level)3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives (upper level)3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives (upper level)3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
Select one of the following: 3
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Bioethics 
Ethics and Feminism 
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Behavior Therapy
and Behavior Therapy Laboratory
 
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
 
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives (upper level)3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120-122

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