Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Business Option

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. In addition, many students with the BS degree in psychology choose to enter a variety of fields, including computer software design, human resources, marketing, human factors, system design, personnel selection and training, and management.

Wellness
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing 3
or CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
or CS 1371 Computing for Engineers
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
CHEM or PHYS 18
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra2
Core E - Social Sciences
Choose one of the following:3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
PSYC 1101General Psychology 33
PSYC 2015Research Methods 34
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics 62
Core F - Courses Related to Major
BIOL 1510Biological Principles 4
or BIOL 1511 Honors Biological Principles
BIOL 1520Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
or BIOL 1521 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
PSYC 2020Psychological Statistics 34
Choose two of the following: 36
Human Development Over the Life Span
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Personality Theory
Major Requirements
Choose 8 credits from the following: 3,4,58
Cognitive Psychology
Biopsychology
Learning and Memory
Human Sensation and Perception
PSYC 4031Applied Experimental Psychology 34
or PSYC 4601 Senior Thesis II
PSYC Electives
Choose 15 credits from the following: 2,3,715
Human Development Over the Life Span
Social Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Personality Theory
Introduction to Engineering Psychology
Psychology of Creativity and Art
Psychology and Contemporary Issues in Society
Undergraduate Research
Human Language Processing
Special Topics
Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Human Abilities
Cognitive Psychology
Biopsychology
Learning and Memory
Human Sensation and Perception
History and Systems
Cognitive Neuroscience
Behavioral Pharmacology
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Psychological Testing
Senior Thesis I
Undergraduate Research
Business Option
ACCT 2101Accounting I: Financial Accounting3
or MGT 3000 Accounting for Decision Making
MGT 3101Organizational Behavior3
or MGT 3150 Principles of Management
or PSYC 2220 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Choose one of the following:6
Financial Management
Finance and Investments
Marketing Management I,Marketing I
International Business
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Financial Reporting and Analysis I
Financial Analysis and Reporting of Technology Firms
International Accounting
Strategic Quality Management and Competitiveness
The Entrepreneurship Forum
Impact Speaker Series Forum
Servant Leadership, Values & Systems
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Personal Selling and Sales Management
Strategic Brand Management
Strategic Marketing
International Marketing
Law, Management, and Economics
Entrepreneurship
Free Electives
Free Electives 20
Total Credit Hours122

Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives.

At least 39 hours of upper division (3000/4000 level) coursework required for the degree.

At least 21 hours of 3000/4000 level psychology courses must be taken summed across major requirements and PSYC electives. 

1

CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1212K or CHEM 1310 or PHYS 2211 or PHYS 2212 or PHYS 2231 or PHYS 2232.

2

Maximum of three credit hours of PSYC 2699 or PSYC 4699 (combined) can be counted towards PSYC electives.

3

Minimum grade of C required.

4

If PSYC 4020 (3 credit hour course) is taken for major field requirement choice, then one additional hour of PSYC elective is required.

5

If PSYC 4025 (3 credit hour course) is taken for major field requirement choice, then one additional  hour of PSYC elective is required.

6

Extra 1 credit hour from ECON 2106 applied to Free Electives.

7

PSYC 2220 can be used as either a Business Option elective or a PSYC elective, but cannot be used to fulfill both requirements.

International Plan

Psychology's International Plan follows the Institute model to develop a global competence within the student's major program of study. It thus integrates the student's international studies and experiences with the School's quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior.

In addition to the requirements for the BS in Psychology, students must complete the following:

  1. take three international courses, including one from each of the following categories: international relations, global economics, and a course on a specific country or region;
  2. spend two consecutive terms abroad engaged in fulfilling psychology electives (must be approved by the School of Psychology prior to enrolling in courses), free electives, humanities, and/or social science electives;
  3. demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level language study (to be determined by testing); and,
  4. incorporate the international experience within the capstone course or the senior thesis.

Research Option

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. The Research Plan in the School of Psychology provides additional research experience for those students seeking to continue their education in graduate school.