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 all of the following:
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 112Foundational Experiences in Psychology1
STA 261Statistics4
PSS 211Career Development in Psychology & Related Social Sciences3
PSY 293Introduction to Psychological Statistics4
PSY 294Writing and Research Methods in Psychology4
Select at least one course from each of the following groups:15
Introduction to Biopsychology
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology Across Cultures
Social Psychology
Select 2 courses from the following (max one PSY course):6
Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Learning, Memory, and Behavior
Special Topics in Psychological Science
Introduction to Counseling Methods
Psychology of Gender
Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities
Capstone (Required):
PSS 401Capstone in Psychological Science3
Select one additional course from the following (not PSY 485 if a PSY 300+ was used above):3
Advanced Topics in Psychological Science
History and Systems of Psychology
Related Courses
One foreign language at 102 level or above
One global or intercultural course beyond the Miami Plan requirement
At least 9 upper-division credit hours must be taken in PSS.
Total Credit Hours46

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.