Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Psychology

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)42
Area F Requirements
PSYC 1101Introduction to General Psychology3
ACED 2400Computer Technology for the Workplace3
or CS 1000 Introduction to Microcomputers and Applications
PHIL 2010Fundamentals of Philosophy3
or PHIL 2020 Principles of Logic and Argumentation
One natural science course 3
One mathematics course 13
One natural science or math course 13
PSYC 2998Entry into Psychology Major0
Upper level requirements are the same for the B .A . and B .S . degrees .
Upper Division Courses Required for the Major39
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Adolescent and Young Adult Psychology
Adult Psychology and Gerontology
PSYC 3500Statistical Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 3600Experimental Psychology3
PSYC 3900Tests and Measurements3
PSYC 3400Abnormal Psychology3
or PSYC 3450 Theories of Personality
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Behavior Modification
Rehabilitation Psychology
Social Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychology and Law
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology for Teachers of Adults
PSYC 4100Physiological Psychology3
or PSYC 4150 Sensation and Perception
Select one of the following:3
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Learning
Human Memory
Select one of the following:3
History of Psychology
Senior Seminar
Senior Thesis I
and Senior Thesis II
and Senior Thesis III
Select three of the following:(not taken to fulfill above requirements)9
Cognitive Psychology
Human Memory
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of Learning
Physiological Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Psychology of Gifted and Talented
Special Topics in Psychology
Psychology of Sex
Introduction to Clinical Practices
History of Psychology
Senior Seminar
Senior Thesis I
and Senior Thesis II
and Senior Thesis III
Guided Electives21
Total hours required for the degree120
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 MATH 1111 or MATH listed in Area D of the Core Curriculum

Students, in consultation with their advisor, will take an additional series of courses, possibly a minor, that will further differentiate between the B.A. and the B.S. degrees. These electives will also allow for increased skill development that will help the student continue on to a graduate or professional school or to obtain employment in a career not requiring post-baccalaureate training. Although only 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 courses are required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the student should not assume the minimum to be the maximum.