Psychology BS

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Psychology

Applies to students who enroll beginning fall 2012. Students matriculated prior to fall 2012 may request to follow this new plan if they want.

1. Completion of the Requirements for the A.B. Degree

2. Quantitative Studies Requirement: Students must take ONE of the following: Mathematics 112, or 122, or Statistical Science 210 or 340. (Note – Students fulfilling the requirement with a statistics class will need to take STA 101 rather than PSY 201).

3. Five Electives Requirement: Some flexibility is allowed in completing this requirement, thus different students may follow different paths to the BS degree, considering the following:

  • At least two courses in psychology must carry the NS code. If these are not used to satisfy the 11 course AB requirement, they can count as 2 of the 5 electives. 
  • Up to 2 empirically oriented Independent study classes in psychology can count towards the five elective requirements if not used to satisfy the 11 course AB requirement.
  • Students must take 3 electives from the approved list from at least 2 departments outside of psychology. Courses in another department that are cross-listed with Psychology do not count as a different department. Thus, the minimum number of classes to be taken outside of psychology to satisfy the BS requirements is 2.
  • At least two of the five courses should be at or above the 200-level.