B.S. in Psychology
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed specifically for students who intend to continue their study of psychology at the graduate level, either in research or clinical programs. This comprehensive degree program also is a suitable major for pre-medical students. You will study general and experimental psychology, neuroscience and psychological statistics, and have access to a wide range of fascinating electives to satisfy your psychology course requirements. In addition, the 129-credit program includes required courses in mathematics, biology and chemistry and electives from the fields of political science, economics, sociology, geography, anthropology and fine arts.
As a psychology major, you will undertake a survey of current knowledge and viewpoints about the science of behavior and cognitive processes. You will learn the research methods by which such knowledge is obtained, and be given the opportunity to study in greater depth basic psychological processes, their development, the nature of behavioral aberrations, their treatment, and selected applications of this knowledge.
The Track System
To help students organize their studies to match their individual interests, several suggested tracks have been developed. The groups of courses in the tracks are recommendations, not requirements, and students are free to modify the suggested tracks as they wish. Tracks include general psychology, abnormal psychology, applied behavior analysis, applied psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience and social psychology. To learn more about the Track System, click on the “Track System” link on the left-hand side of this page.
- To provide a thorough overview of behavior, learning and development
- To help students become proficient in research, writing and critical thinking
- To prepare students for further study at the graduate level or for careers in a wide range of fields
Qualities That Set Our Program Apart
- Professors with expertise in a wide range of topics in psychology
- Track system to help students organize their studies according to their interests
- Active Psychology Club, attendance at Eastern Psychological Association conference and campus chapter of national psychology honor society Psi Chi