Psychology and Human Services, BS

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Psychology and Human Services is firmly grounded in the discipline of psychology while also stressing realistic career opportunities in human services fields for graduates. The curriculum design allows students to explore an academic and experiential environment that prepares them for careers in diverse areas of the helping professions. The program also prepares students for graduate work in psychology, counseling, social work, and related fields.

Program Requirements

No more than two grades of D in upper-division courses are allowed in the Psychology major. Upper-division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through F. 1000- or 2000- level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Psychology degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Requirements (Area F) 118
Required Courses
PSYC 1101Intro to General Psychology (with a grade of "C" or above)3
PSYC 2110Psychology in the Workforce (with a grade of "C" or above)3
PSYC 2103Intro to Human Development (with a grade of "C" or above)3
Major Options
Choose three additional 1000/2000 level courses. This excludes the following: (1) PHED activity, 1000 level HFMG, TECH and MSL courses; (2) courses offered for institutional credit only; and (3) career program courses not specifically approved in advance. 29
Upper Division Major Requirements 324
PSYC 3300Ethics & Professional Issues3
HMSV 3010Intro to Human Services3
PSYC 3100Interpersonal Comm & Helping3
PSYC 3180Multi-cultural Psychology3
PSYC 3520Theories of Personality3
PSYC 3130Social Psychology3
PSYC 3350Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3560Research Methods-Psychology (with a grade of "C" or above)3
Upper Division Major Electives18
Select 6 upper division (3000-4000) level PSYC or HMSV courses 3, 4, 5
Related Electives15
Choose 15 hours of 1000-4000 level courses. 6
Internship Requirement3
PSYC 4490Internship/Practicum in Psych.3
Required Capstone Experience0
PSYC 4999Senior Evaluation0
Total Credit Hours120