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Psychology Degree

Bachelor 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 124 hours, including a minimum of 60 upper-division hours, and 39 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. Six core psychology courses (21 upper division semester hours):

    • PSYC 3301 or PSYC 1301
    • PSYC 3331 with 3232
    • PSYC 3354 with 3155
    • PSYC 4301
    • PSYC 4311
    • PSYC 4321
  3. At least two of the following courses (6 hours):

    • PSYC 3306
    • PSYC 3225 with 3125
    • PSYC 4315
  4. Two of the following four options. One choice must be from those marked with an asterisk (*):

    • PSYC 4318*
    • PSYC 4319*
    • PSYC 4222 with 4122
    • PSYC 4223 with 4123
  5. At least two of the following four options. One choice must be from those marked with an asterisk (*):

    • PSYC 4318*
    • PSYC 4319*
    • PSYC 4222 with 4122
    • PSYC 4223 with 4123
  6. Six or more upper-level semester hours of elective psychology courses with approval of advisor.

  7. Twenty-one or more upper level semester hours of general elective courses with approval of advisor.

  8. Eighteen of the thirty-nine upper level semester hours in psychology, excluding independent study or internship, must be completed at UT Tyler.

Students who have completed a lower-division introductory psychology course with a grade of B or better may be excused from completing PSYC 3301.

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.

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, (6) computer science.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year Credit Hours   Sophomore Year Credit Hours
PSYC 1301 Intro to Psychology 3   Natural Science & Lab 8
PSYC 1349 Critical Thinking or 1300 Freshman Seminar 3   Visual/Performing Arts 3
English Composition 6   Humanities 3
World or European Literature 3   Mathematics 3
Mathematics 3   Computer Science 3
U.S. History 6   Psychology or General Electives 12
U.S. Government 6      
  30     32
         
Junior Year Credit Hours    Senior Year Credit Hours
PSYC 3354 Psychology Statistics 3   PSYC 4301 Tests & Measurements 3
PSYC 3155 Lab in Psychology Statistics 1   PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 3225 Learning & Conditioning 2   PSYC 4318 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 3125 Learning & Conditioning Lab 1   PSYC 4319 Psychopharm OR  
PSYC 3306 Social Psychology OR     PSYC 4320 Psychobiology 3
PSYC 4315 Cognitive Psychology 3   PSYC 4321 History of Psychology 3
PSYC 3331 Experimental Psychology 3   Psychology or General Electives 17
PSYC 3232 Lab Experimental Psychology 2      
PSYC 4370 Internship 3      
Psychology Electives 6      
General Electives 6      
  30     31 

Note: Psychology Electives may include PSYC 3311 Sex Roles, PSYC 3344 Industrial Psychology, PSYC 3345 Mental Health Services, PSYC 3356 Sensation and Perception, PSYC 4341 Theories of Personality, PSYC 4351 Child Psychology, PSYC 4352 Adult Development, PSYC 4354 Sexual Victimization, PSYC 4355 Sleep and Dreams, PSYC 4399 Independent Study, or other approved courses.

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