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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Psychology, BA Neuroscience Concentration

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The Department of Social Sciences’ psychology program provides students a general overview of the field of psychology. Students are introduced to research techniques, theories of learning, psychometrics, and a variety of other subfields of psychology.

Majors are not only exposed to the central concepts of psychology but also see how these concepts are utilized in a broad range of courses that addess specific areas of study.

The courses you choos to meet the requirement for the psychology major may not count as General Edcuation Program courses.  See your advisor for further information.

Degree Requirements

General Education Program

40 Hours

Psychology majors must take STAT 1150 (Principles of Statistics) to satisfy the GEP Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students are required to take either BIOL 1130 (Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 1) or BIOL 1151 (General Biology 1) as a prerequisite. Either of these courses will satisfy the GEP Natural Science requirement. See the General Education Program.



First Year Experience: University Foundations

  1 Hour

Psychology Core Courses

12 Hours

Psychology Capstone Courses

  3 Hours

Upper Division Psychology Courses

27 Hours

General Elective Courses

37 Hours



Total Hours Required

120 Hours

First Year Experience: University Foundations (1 Hour)

Upper Division Psychology Courses (27 Hours)

Choose a total of 21 credit hours from the following list of classes. You must choose, at a minimum, the hours specified from each category. Additional courses may be chosen and will count as general electives.

Psychology Capstone (3 Hours)

General Electives (37-38 Hours)

Although electives may be chosen from the broad spectrum of university courses, you may choose to take your electives within the social sciences department (anthropology, geography, history, government, psychology, and sociology). Electives can be utilized for the completion of a minor. For those students interested in pursuing graduate school, many graduate programs require calculus as a prerequisite. Students considering a future master’s or doctorate degree in psychology should take MATH courses up through MATH 2120, Calculus 2.

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