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.
|APPH 1040||Sci Foundation of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||Sci of Phys Act & Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1552||Integral Calculus||4|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Intro to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Intro Media Computation|
|or CS 1371||Computing for Engineers|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|CHEM or PHYS 1||8|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|MATH 1553||Intro to Linear Algebra||2|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|United States to 1877|
|United States since 1877|
|Government of the U.S.|
|US Constitutional Issues|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology 3||3|
|PSYC 2015||Research Methods 3||4|
|ECON 2106||Prin of Microeconomics 6||2|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|BIOL 1510||Biological Principles||4|
|or BIOL 1511||Honors Biological Prin|
|BIOL 1520||Intro to Organismal Biol||4|
|or BIOL 1521||Honors Organismal Biol|
|PSYC 2020||Psychological Statistics 3||4|
|Choose two of the following: 3||6|
|Choose 8 credits from the following: 3,4,5||8|
|Learning and Memory|
|Human Sensation & Percep|
|PSYC 4031||Applied Experimental Psy 3||4|
|or PSYC 4601||Senior Thesis II|
|Choose 15 credits from the following: 2,3,7||15|
|Psyc of Creativity & Art|
|Psy& Contemporary Issues|
|Human Language Process|
|Exper Analys of Behavior|
|Learning and Memory|
|Human Sensation & Percep|
|History and Systems|
|Adv Topics-Cognitive Psy|
|Psychology of Aging|
|Senior Thesis I|
|ACCT 2101||Accounting I||3|
|or MGT 3000||Financ & Managerial Acct|
|MGT 3101||Organizational Behavior||3|
|or MGT 3150||Prin of Management|
|or PSYC 2220||Industrial/Organiz Psy|
|Choose one of the following:||6|
|Finance & Investments|
|Marketing Management I|
|Adv Managerial Acct|
|Fin Report & Analysis I|
|Fin Analy&Rpt-Tech Firms|
|Strategic Quality Mgt|
|Serv Lead Values Systems|
|Personal Sell& Sales Mgt|
|Strategic Brand Mgt|
|Law, Mgt, & Economics|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
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.
Minimum grade of C required.
If PSYC 4020 (3 credit hour course) is taken for major field requirement choice, then one additional hour of PSYC elective is required.
If PSYC 4025 (3 credit hour course) is taken for major field requirement choice, then one additional hour of PSYC elective is required.
Extra 1 credit hour from ECON 2106 applied to Free Electives.
PSYC 2220 can be used as either a Business Option elective or a PSYC elective, but cannot be used to fulfill both requirements.
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:
- 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;
- 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;
- demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level language study (to be determined by testing); and,
- incorporate the international experience within the capstone course or the senior thesis.
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.