Bachelor of Science in Psychology

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.  Additional admission requirements for the undergraduate psychology program are as follows:

  1. completion of 45 semester credit hours,
  2. completion of Introduction to General Psychology (PSY 1013), Developmental Psychology (PSY 1603), Professional Development in Psychology (PSY 2013), and Abnormal Psychology (PSY 2513) with a C or higher,
  3. consistent adherence to the Psychology Program Code of Professional Conduct policy and,
  4. completion of the Psychology Major Application.

Students will initially enter as pre-psychology majors. Acceptance into the Psychology program is contingent upon meeting departmental requirements. Many psychology courses require that students be a Psychology major prior to enrollment.  Therefore, it is important that students complete the departmental admissions process as soon as admission requirements are met.  Departmental admission applications are processed on a rolling basis but can take up to four (4) weeks to process dependent on submission time.

Continued enrollment in the program is contingent upon completion of psychology and philosophy coursework with a C or higher and continued adherence to the Psychology Program Code of Professional Conduct policy

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-122   
Major: 44-45 sch    Minor (optional): 25 sch

PSYCH.BS       CIP Code: 42.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
PSY 2303Applied Statistics3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY Electives (2000 level or higher)9
PSY Electives (3000 level or higher)14
Applied Psychology Electives (Cluster A: PSY 3073, PSY 3273, PSY 3163/3161, PSY 3933, PSY 4013, PSY 4023, PSY 4183, PSY 4153, PSY 4173, PSY 4763, PSY 4933)3
Fundamental Psychology (Cluster B; PSY/PHIL 3123, PSY 3333, PSY 3943, PSY 4103/4101, PSY 4113)3
Total SCHs45

Departmental Requirements

Select 3 sch from: 3
Ethics
Bioethics
Ethics and Feminism
Life/Physical Science4
Core Life/Physical Science Labs2
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
WS 3733Psychology of Women (may be applied from core)3
or PSY 3733 Psychology of Women
Electives 12
Total SCHs30

Students must complete 36 advanced hours.  

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
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
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
Life/Physical Science Core3
MATH core (MATH 1703 recommended)3
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology 3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
Select one of the following Natural Science sequences:3-4
Human Biology 1309 
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306) and ( BIOL 1106) 
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1305) and ( CHEM 1106) 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311) and ( CHEM 1111) 
General Life Science 1408 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301) and ( BIOL 2101) 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( 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 Psychology PSYC 23203
 SCHs 15-16
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 23193
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
Minor or Elective3
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology 4
PSY 3733Psychology of Women 3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective2
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Fundamental Psychology Electives (upper level)3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Fundamental 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
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
Select one of the following: 3
Ethics  
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
 SCHs 15-16
 Total SCHs:  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.