Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychological Science

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Preparation for a particular career comes with the courses you choose to take, not the degree that you earn. For example, students routinely enter medical school having earned a B.A. degree and having taken courses in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Similarly, students frequently earn a B.S. degree having also taken a large number of courses in the social sciences or humanities.

The Department of Psychological Science offers both a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree. Which degree you should pursue depends on your specific interests and whether you are more comfortable with arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages or with physical sciences and mathematics.

Note that you MUST fulfill both the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the specific requirements of the B.S. in Psychology. Students opting for a B.S. degree in Psychology MAY NOT use psychology courses to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences social sciences distribution requirement.

Use the Sample Course Plan to Complete a Psychological Science B.S. to help guide your course selection over all four undergraduate years.

Requirements for the B.S. in Psychological Science (minimum 4 credits)

All of these

Three Courses TOTAL from at least two of the following categories

Category A
Category B
Category C

Additional Credits

Nine (9) additional psychology credits at or above the 100 level (can include Independent Study 197 and 198)

Either of these
Either of these
One of these (each is 3 or 4 credits)