Psychology BS

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Psychology

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

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

2. Quantitative Studies Requirement: Students must take one of the following courses: MATH 22, 112, or 122, or Statistical Science 210 or 340. Note that Psychology 201, the statistics class in Psychology, will not enable students to enroll in Statistical Science 210 or 340, and students should review the Statistical Science website for the prerequisites for these classes.

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 two of the five NS electives. 
  • Up to two empirically oriented Independent Study classes in Psychology can count towards the five NS elective requirement if not used to satisfy the 11 course AB requirement.
  • Students must take five electives from the approved list from at least two 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 two.
  • At least three of the five courses should be at or above the 200-level.