Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Family and Child Studies and a major in Psychology. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for information relating to the General Psychology, Marriage and Family, and Counseling tracks in the Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences degree program.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES (356)

The Family and Child Studies program provides preparation for professionals who serve infants, toddlers, and young children and their families in home- and community-based programs, for families and expectant parents, early intervention, early childhood education, and in leadership/advocacy positions. Family and Child Studies students complete a practicum experience as a part of their degree in environments that prepare them for an exciting professional future focused on the population they will be serving.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Family and Child Studies program requires specific General Education requirements in behavioral science as follows:

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (47 hours)

Early Childhood Education and Care (21 hours)
ECEC 1113, ECEC 1123, ECEC 1213, ECEC 1223, ECEC 3223, ECEC 4223, and ECEC 4333

Family Science (11 hours)
FAMS 1123, FAMS 3143, FAMS 4333, and FAMS 4702

Education (3 hours)
EDUC 3023

Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 2103

Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
ECE 2163

Psychology (3 hours)
PSY 3363 and PSY 3373

B. Major Elective Courses (9 hours)
Selected from the following list with a minimum of 5 hours of 
upper division courses:  ECE 3303, FAMS 4143, LIBS 3423, or 
SOCI 4403

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V.  ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY (165)

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. Through courses in psychology, students will learn principles which govern human behavior. The courses offered reflect the diversity in psychology and meet the educational objectives of at least three groups of students: (1) Those who seek a general survey course in the field of psychology or those who wish to study a program of psychology in depth at the undergraduate level but do not contemplate entrance into psychology as a profession, (2) those who wish to enter psychology as a profession immediately after the Bachelor's Degree, and (3) those who plan to attend graduate school and then enter psychology as a profession.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Psychology program requires specific General Education requirements in mathematics and behavioral science as follows:

Mathematics – MATH 1513, MATH 1613, MATH 1715, MATH 2215, MATH 2713

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (27 hours)

PSY 1113, PSY 2113, PSY 3353, PSY 3413, PSY 3423, PSY 4363, PSY 4393, PSY 4423, and PSY 4433

B. Major Elective Courses (15 hours)

Selected from the following list with a minimum of 9 hours having a PSY prefix of 3000 or above: FAMS 2153, PSY 2223, PSY 2373, PSY 3313, PSY 3333, PSY 3363 or PSY 3373, PSY 3383, PSY 4313, PSY 4323, PSY 4443

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V.  ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.