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B.S. in Psychology

Undergraduate

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 (33 hours)

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 - Abnormal 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 - Internship/Service Learning I

3

Psyc 481 - Internship/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.