BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Sample Four-Year Degree Program
Below is a sample program to give you an idea about how to structure your coursework. The premise guiding this proposed sequence is to complete 1000-2000 coursework during the first and second years and then to complete 3000-4000 level coursework during the third and fourth years.
Academic Year
First Year

First Semester
PSYC 1101 –Introductory Psychology ENGL 1101 – Composition I MATH 1101, 1111, 1112, or 1113 1000-2000 – Lower Div. Elective (e.g., KSU 1101) SCI 1101 – Science Principles and Processes I Total Hours PSYC 2300/2300L – Research Methods and Lab PSYC 3305 – Life-Span Developmental Psychology ENGL 2110 – World Literature COM 1109 or PHIL 2200 or FL 1002 HPS 1000 – Fitness for Living Total Hours PSYC Diversity/Multicultural Area (3355/3385/3425) PSYC 3000-4000 Elective MUSI/ART/TPS 1107 HIST 2112 – America Since 1890 1000-2000 Math/Stat/CS/IS/IT/Biol/Chem/Phys/Sci Elec. Total Hours PSYC Learning and Cognition Area (4345/4455) PSYC 3000-4000 Elective 3000-4000 Related Studies Elective 3000-4000 Related Studies Elective Free Elective Total Hours 3 3 3 2 4 15 4 3 3 3 3 16 3 3 3 3 3 15 4 3 3 3 3 16

Second Semester
PSYC 2210 – Careers in Psychology ENGL 1102 – Composition II MATH 1107 – Elementary Statistics SCI 1102 – Science Principles and Processes II POLS 1101 – American Government 3 3 3 3 3 Total Hours 15 4 3 2 3 3 15

Second Year

PSYC 3301/3301L – Experimental Psychology and Lab HIST 1110 – Intro to World Civilization ANTH/GEOG/SOCI 2105 1000-2000 Math/Stat/CS/IS/IT/Biol/Chem/Phys/Sci Elec. ECON 1100 or 2100 Total Hours PSYC Personality and Social Area (3325/3335) PSYC Biological Bases Area (4410/4415) PSYC 3000-4000 Elective 3000-4000 Related Studies Elective Free Elective PSYC 4499 – Senior Seminar PSYC 3000-4000 Elective 3000-4000 Related Studies Elective Free Elective Free Elective

Third Year

3 4 3 3 3 Total Hours 16 3 3 3 3 3 Total Hours 15

Fourth Year

Total Degree Hours

123

Incoming first-year students are strongly encouraged to complete Introductory Psychology in the first semester of their first year and then to complete Careers in Psychology during the second semester of their first year. The Research Sequence, (i.e., Research Methods and Experimental Psychology) must be completed no later than your third year. To do otherwise will very likely delay your graduation.

Revised 8-17-11

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