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.

The Psychological Science major is open to all majors except Psychology.

Program Requirements

Select all of the following:
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 112Foundational Experiences in Psychology1
STA 261Statistics4
PSS 211College and Career Development in Psychological Science3
PSS 218Introduction to Research Design and Analysis4
PSS 219Advanced Research Design and Analysis4
Select at least one course from each of the following groups:15
Introduction to Biopsychology
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Psychopathology
Psychology Across Cultures
Social Psychology
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Learning, Memory, and Behavior
Special Topics in Psychological Science
Introduction to Counseling Methods
Capstone (Required):3
Capstone in Psychological Science
Select one additional course from the following:3
Advanced Topics in Psychological Science
History and Systems of Psychology
Total Credit Hours46