Psychology, B.S.

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The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Core 1: Critical Thinking3
Core 1: Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
Core II: Math3
Core II: Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) (Core II Social Science)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
PSY Capstone3
Select 4 of the following courses/course combinations:15-18
Principles of Biology I (with 120L)
Principles of Biology II (with 121L)
Human Anatomy (with BSC 227L)
Human Physiology (with 228L)
Principles Cell Biology
BSC 310
Comp Vertebrate Anatomy
Principles of Genetics
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chem Lab I
Principles Chemistry II
Principles of Chem Lab II
College Physics I
General Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
General Physics 2 Laboratory
COLA Literature3
COLA Literature3
COLA Humanities3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat (COLA Social Science)3
COLA Social Science (not PSY)3
COLA Social Science (not PSY)3
COLA Natural/Physical Science4
COLA International3
COLA International3
PSY 100Psychology as a Major1
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat3
PSY 323Experimental Psychology3
PSY 417Inter Behavioral Stat (can count as a PSY elective)3
PSY 440Physiological Psychology (can count as a PSY elective or Experimental/Biopsychology perspective)3
Any one of the following (can also count as a PSY elective or Experimental/Biopsychology perspective):3
Sensation & Perception
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Social/Personality Perspective Elective
Select one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology
Developmental/Individual Perspective
Select one of the following:3
Child Development
Adult Development
Human Sexual Behavior
Race Culture and Development
Capstone Course
After consulting with your advisor, select one of the following capstone options. Not all will be available every semester, so you may not be able to enroll.
Research in Psychology
Research in Psychology
History & Systems
I-O Psych Practicum
Practicum in Clinical PSY
Special Topics
PSY 417Inter Behavioral Stat3
300/400 PSY Elective: PSY 324, 415, or 4163
300/400 PSY Elective3
300/400 PSY Elective3
300/400 PSY Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective2