Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology include the following:

  1. A minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 54 upper-division hours, 42 hours of psychology, at least 39 of which must be upper-division hours, and a minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology requirements, and completion of the Major Field Test in Psychology. Only grades of "C" or better will fulfill degree requirements.
  2. The University Core Curriculum of 44 semester hours
  3. Thirty-six (36) semester hours of core psychology courses:

    PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology,

    PSYC 3331: Research Methods in Psychology with PSYC 3232 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory,1,2

    PSYC 3354: Psychological Statistics with PSYC 3155 Laboratory in Psychological Statistics,1

    PSYC 4301: Tests and Measurement,1

    PSYC 4311: Abnormal Psychology,

    PSYC 4321: History of Psychology

    PSYC 3325: Learning and Conditioning

    PSYC 4318: Physiological Psychology

    PSYC 4353: Developmental Psychology

    PSYC 3306: Social Psychology

    PSYC 4315: Cognitive Psychology

  4. At least six (6) upper-level psychology semester hours of general electives with approval of advisor. The following courses cannot be used to satisfy the psychology electives: PSYC 3345, PSYC 3342, PSYC 3360.
  5. Four courses totaling a minimum of 12 hours, of which 2 must be taken at the upper-division level. The courses can be from mathematics, sciences, and/or the following Psychology courses: PSYC 4319, PSYC 3356, PSYC 3350, or other courses approved by your advisor.
  6. Twenty-two (22) hours of general electives with a minimum of 9 hours at the upper-division, for a total of 120 total hours. The number of electives hours may vary depending on which course is used to satisfy the Social Science Core Curriculum requirement.
  7. Eighteen of the 42 upper-division semester hours in psychology, excluding independent study or internship, must be completed at UT Tyler.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year

PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology

English Composition

World or European Literature

Mathematics

U.S. History

U.S. Government

Elective

Sophomore Year

Natural Science and Lab

Visual/Performing Arts

Humanities

Mathematics

Elective

PSYC or General Electives

Approved B.S. Mathematics, Sciences, Psychology courses

Junior Year

PSYC 3354: Psychology Statistics

PSYC 3155 :Lab in Psychology Statistics

PSYC 3325: Learning & Conditioning

PSYC 3306: Social Psychology

PSYC 3331: Research Methods

PSYC 3232: Lab in Research Methods

Psychology Electives

General Electives

Senior Year

PSYC 4301: Tests & Measurement

PSYC 4311: Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 4318: Physiological Psychology

PSYC 4353: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 4321: History of Psychology

PSYC 4315: Cognitive Psychology

Approved B.S. Mathematics, Sciences, Psychology courses

PSYC or General Electives

Note: Psychology Electives may include PSYC 3311 , PSYC 3344, PSYC 3350, PSYC 3356 , PSYC 4341, PSYC 4354 , PSYC 4370, PSYC 4399, or other approved courses.

No student may enroll in 4000-level psychology courses in their first semester at UT Tyler without advisor approval. No correspondence course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair. Psychology courses identified in the Schedule of Classes as "Intended as a General Elective" may not count toward the psychology major but may count as a general elective.

No correspondence course or non-UTT online course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair or psychology faculty advisor.

Only courses in which a grade of "C" or better has been achieved may be counted toward degree requirements. Graduation requires a GPA of at least 2.25 in psychology requirements and completion of the Major Field Test in Psychology. Students are advised to complete a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment.

General elective, upper-division courses in the following areas are strongly recommended: (1) the history of western or world civilizations, (2) cultural and physical anthropology, (3) philosophy, (4) social sciences (5) biological sciences, and (6) computer science.