UT Tyler Psychology and Counseling

Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology

Requirements and recommendations for the bachelor of science degree in psychology are identical to the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree in psychology, except that four upper-level, advisor-approved courses in science and/or math must be included among the twenty-one semester hours of upper-level general elective coursework.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology consist of a minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 45 upper-division hours, and 42 hours of psychology, 36 of which must be upper division hours and a minimum 2.25 GPA in required courses.

Requirements

  1. Completion of baccalaureate core curriculum requirements.

  2. Eighteen of the forty-two upper level semester hours in psychology, excluding independent study or internship, must be completed at UT Tyler.

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. Students are advised to complete a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FRESHMAN YEAR
Course Number Title Hours Course Number Title Hours
Composition I 3 Composition II 3
US History I 3 US History II 3
Life and Phys Science 3 Life and Phys Science 3
Mathematics 3 STEM 3
Intro Psychology 3 Language, Philosophy, Culture 3
15 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Course Number Title Hours Course Number Title Hours
Federal Government 3 Texas Government 3
Creative Arts 3 Human Expression 3
1000/2000 General Elective 3 Social Science 3
1000/2000 General Elective 3 1000/2000 General Elective 3
1000/2000 General Elective 3 1000/2000 General Elective 3
15 15
JUNIOR YEAR
Course Number Title Hours Course Number Title Hours
PSYC 2354 Statistics & Laboratory 3 PSYC 2331 Research Methods 3
PSYC 4353 Developmental 3 PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 3000/4000 Required Elective 3 3000/4000 Elective 3
1000/2000 General Elective 3 PSYC 3000/4000 Required Elective 3
3000/4000 Elective 3 1000/2000 General Elective 3
15 15
SENIOR YEAR
Course Number Title Hours Course Number Title Hours
PSYC 4301 Test & Measurement 3 PSYC 4318 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 4315 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC 3325 Learning & Conditioning 3
PSYC 3000/4000 Required Elective 3 PSYC 3306 Social Psychology* 3
PSYC 3000/4000 Required Elective 3 3000/4000 Elective 3
3000/4000 Elective 3 3000/4000 Elective 3
15 15
TOTAL HOURS 120
GUIDED ELECTIVES
The following are suggested courses for specific areas of interest.
Health Psychology:
PSYC 3310-Health PSYC 3350-Intro Clinical, 4331-Adv. Research Methods, 3370-Love Relationships ALHS 3362-Behavioral Health, 3360-Prin. Comm. & Pub. Health, 4333-Stress Mngt., SPCM 4331-Intercultural Comm.
Experimental:
PSYC 4331-Adv. Research Methods, 4399-Ind.Study, 3350-Intro Clinical PHIL 3360-Perp. on Sci/Math ENGL 3301- Adv. Writing MATH 3351-Prob& Stats,4351-Applied Stats BUSI 3321-Bus. & Prof. Speaking SPCM 4330-Interviewing
Forensics:
PSYC 3350-Intro Clinical, 4331-Adv. Research Methods CRIJ 3320-Ciminology, 3310-Ethical Issues in CJ, 3326-Criminal Law, 3340, Victimology, 3350-Domestic Violence, SPCM 4331-Intercultural Comm.
Counseling:
PSYC 3370-Love Relationships, 3350-Intro Clinical &Counseling, 4341-Personality Theory, 3311-Psyc of Gender, 3000-Multi-Cultural, 3354-Mental Health Services ALHS 4333-Stress Mngt., CRIJ 4315-Correctional Counseling, SPCM 4331-Intercultural Comm.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree - Printable Degree Plan

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