Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Graduate School Preparation)

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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Life/Physical Science Core3
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
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 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
Elective PSY 2061 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours 16-17
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
Minor or Elective3
Creative Arts Core3
Elective PSY 2071 recommended1
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
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 Hours 14
SpringTCCN
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 Hours 13
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
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 Hours 16
SpringTCCN
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics PHIL 2306 
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 Hours 15
 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.