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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 39 hours of psychology, 30 of which must be upper division hours and a minimum 2.25 GPA in required courses.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology consist of a minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 45 upper-division hours, and 39 hours of psychology, 30 of which must be upper division hours and a minimum 2.25 GPA in required courses. In addition, a course in Advanced Research Methods is needed was well as 12 credit hours of Math/Science/Psych/ALHS courses.

Marketable Skills

The graduates of our undergraduate psychology program will have marketable skills in the following areas:

Communication Skills

  • Students will demonstrate effective scientific writing skills.
  • Students will exhibit effective oral presentation skills.
  • Students will demonstrate productive interpersonal skills through experience in group and collaboration.

Collaboration Skills

  • Students will gain experience working with diverse groups of people who are collaborating to achieve a goal.
  • Students will learn to balance individual and group goals to achieve a desired outcome in a collaborative setting.
  • Students will exhibit the communication skills needed to bring together and organize complex group projects.

Critical Thinking and Research Skills

  • Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
  • Students will demonstrate psychology information literacy.
  • Students will engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving.
  • Students will design, conduct, and interpret basic psychological research by developing creative research hypotheses and testing those hypotheses.

Professional and Technology Skills

  • Students will refine their skills in planning, organizing, and carrying out complex projects both individually and in group settings.
  • Students will enhance teamwork capacity through group research collaboration projects.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in writing scientific papers in word-processing programs.
  • Students will gain experience in organizing and manipulating data in spreadsheets and other statistical software programs.
  • Students will become proficient in basic data analysis through spreadsheet programs.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in creating visual representations of data through appropriate APA format graphs and tables.
  • Students will gain experience in creating oral presentations using presentation software.

Ethical Reasoning Skills

  • Students will apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
  • Students will learn about and apply the ethical standards of research to the research proposal practice, including experience with Internal Review Board processes.
  • Students will become proficient in strategies aimed at minding and caring for the privacy and confidentiality of research participants.

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

Upper Level Psychology Elective

3

3000/4000

Elective

3

1000/2000

General Elective

3

PSYC 3000/4000

Upper Level Psychology Elective

3

3000/4000

Elective

3

1000/2000

General Elective

3

 

 

15

 

 

15

SENIOR YEAR

Course Number

Title

Hours

Course Number

Title

Hours

PSYC 4315

Cognitive Psychology

3

PSYC 4318

Physiological Psychology

3

PSYC 3000/4000

Upper Level Psychology Elective

3

PSYC 3325

Learning & Conditioning

3

PSYC 3000/4000

Upper Level Psychology Elective

3

PSYC 3306

Social Psychology*

3

PSYC 3000/4000

Upper Level Psychology Elective

3

3000/4000

Elective

3

3000/4000

Elective

3

3000/4000

Elective

3

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

TOTAL HOURS

120

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree - Printable Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree - Printable Degree Plan

Additional Information

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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