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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411) and ( CHEM 1111)4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Math or Wellness CAO Core2
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412) and ( CHEM 1112)4
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
( BIOL 1307, BIOL 1407) and ( BIOL 1107)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
( PHYS 1301, PHYS 1401) and ( PHYS 1101)4
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
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
( PHYS 1302, PHYS 1402) and ( PHYS 1102)4
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
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 Hours 16
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics PHIL 2306 
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 Hours 13
 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.

Two accelerated tracks leading to a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Specialist in School Psychology will be offered beginning Fall 2016.  Please visit the Department of Psychology and Philosophy website  for more information.