B.S. in Psychology

Majoring in Psychology
Students are required to:

1. Complete a minimum of 59 credit hours from the following:
          1. Psychology Foundation Courses ( 6 credit hours)
          2. Psychology Core Content Courses (33 credit hours)
          3. Two Psychology Electives (6 credit hours)
2. Co-Curricular Courses (14 credit hours).
3. All required courses must be passed with a letter grade of a C or higher.
4. Other requirements (e.g., general education courses, Liberal Arts Core credit hours) may be found in the MSU catalog.

Psychology Foundation Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
Psyc 101 - General Psychology 3
Psyc 111 - Honors General Psychology 3
Psyc 108 - Scientific Methods  3
Psychology Core Content Courses (33hours)
Psyc 102 - Developmental Psychology 3
Psyc 213 - Theories of Personality 3
Psyc 219 - History & Systems 3
Psyc 231 - Social Psychology 3
Psyc 300 - Psychology of Learning 3
Psyc 322 - Psychology of Perception 3
Psyc 316 - Statistics I 3
Psyc 317 - Statistics II 3
Psyc 320 - Experimental Psychology 3
Psyc 398 - Senior Thesis I 3
Psyc 497 - Senior Thesis II 3
Psychology Electives select 2 (6 hours)
Psyc 103 - Prevention Science 3
Psyc 210 - Abnomal Psychology 3
Psyc 268 - Psychology of Aging 3
Psyc 301 - Physiological Psychology 3
Psyc 302 - Topics in Minority Mental Health 3
Psyc 209 - Applied Psychology 3
Psyc 306 - Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
Psyc 310 - Health Psychology 3
Psyc 312 - Behavioral Pharmacology I 3
Psyc 315 - Psychological Testing 3
Psyc 318 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology 3
Psyc 368 - Death & Dying 3
Psyc 405 - Black Psychology 3
Psyc 412 - Behavioral Pharmacology II 3
Psyc 480 - Intership/Service Learning I 3
Psyc 481 - Intership/Service Learning II 3
Psyc 498 - Senior Research/Teaching Assistant I 3
Psyc 499 - Senior Research/Teaching Assistant II 3

* Psyc 101/111 is a prerequisite for ALL Psychology courses. Psyc 108 is a prerequisite for Statistics 316.

CO-CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS (14 Credits)

Psychology majors must complete the following courses and must obtain a grade of "C" or higher.

Introductory Biology II (BIOL 102)
Introduction to Math Analysis I (MATH 113)

Students must also choose one of the following options:

1) Computer Information Literacy
     COSC 110 and INSS 141

OR

2) Foreign Language
     Two Sequential courses in the same language


Minoring in Psychology
To complete a minor in psychology, students must successfully complete with a grade of "C" or better 18 hours of psychology courses. Students must complete PSYC 101, three core content courses, and two psychology electives. Students must adhere to all prerequisites.