Psychological Science- Bachelor of Arts

Psychological Science uses empirical evidence to understand how and why people act, think, feel, and behave. As humans are complex beings, psychological science evaluates behavior and mental function across multiple domains to include biological, behavioral, cognitive, cultural, social, individual, and developmental influences. Psychological Science majors can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of how to design, conduct, and interpret empirical research as they are developing a broad understanding of current knowledge regarding the contributions of each of these areas of human functioning. Upper-division courses allow majors to gain applied knowledge across multiple subfields of interest. This broad training prepares graduates well for employment opportunities in human resources, public relations, consulting, career counseling, marketing, management, mental health, substance abuse, child development, gerontology, and more, as well as for advanced study in fields of psychology, sociology, education, medicine, law, and more.

Program Requirements

Select the following:
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
or EDP 101 Psychology Of The Learner
PSY 112Foundational Experiences in Psychology1
STA 261Statistics4
PSY 293Research Design and Analyses in Psychology I4
PSY 294Research Design and Analyses in Psychology II4
At least one course from each of the following groups:15
Biopsychology:
Introduction to Biopsychology
Drugs and Behavior
Cognitive:
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Learning, Memory, and Behavior
Developmental:
Developmental Psychology
Infant Development
Child Development
Individual:
Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities
Social:
Psychology Across Cultures
Social Psychology
Select at least two psychology courses 300-level or above:6
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Learning, Memory, and Behavior
Introduction to Counseling Methods
Infant Development
Child Development
Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities
Capstone
PSS 401Capstone in Psychological Science (required)3
Select one psychology course 400-level or above:3
Advanced Topics in Psychological Science
History and Systems of Psychology
Total Credit Hours43

Note: Additional requirements for the Psychological Science degree include - Foreign language proficiency through the 102 level and an additional Global course beyond the Miami Plan requirements. At least 9 upper-division credit hours must be taken in PSS.