Psychology B.S.

120 MINIMUM HOURS

36 UPPER LEVEL HOURS

30 HOURS AT UMHB

Degree Requirements

Academic Core –49-54 hours

see Bachelor of Science Academic Core with Global Emphasis

B.S. Psychology Major Required Courses –36 hours

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

In addition to the Psychology major core courses listed below, each student must choose to follow the Clinical Track or the Pre-Health Professions Track in order to complete the remaining 16 hours.

PSYC 1301General Psychology

3

PSYC 2101Professions in Psychology

1

PSYC 2201Psychological Writing

2

PSYC 2314Research Methods for the Social Science

3

MATH 2303Statistics

3

or

PSYC 2316Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

2331 2331Intro to Neuroscience

3

PSYC 3312Experimental Psychology

3

PSYC 4323History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSYC 4090Senior Evaluation

0

All students must complete a statistics course. Students pursuing medical school are strongly encouraged to complete MATH 2303 Statistics. Students who plan to enter graduate school in Psychology are encouraged to complete PSYC 2316 Statistics for the Social Sciences.

Clinical Track

In addition to the core courses listed above, students on the Clinical Track must take:

PSYC 2311Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSYC 3316Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 3315Abnormal Psychology

3

or

PSYC 3317Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

PSYC 4312Psychology of Personality Theory

3

PSYC 3 upper-level electives

9

Pre-Health Professions Track

The courses required to complete the Pre-Health Professions Track are as follows:

One of the following

PSYC 2311Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSYC 3316Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

One of the following

PSYC 3315Abnormal Psychology

3

or

PSYC 3317Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

SOCI 1311 is required social science for the core

Required Support Courses

BIOL 1150Biomolecules, Genes, and Cells Lab

1

BIOL 1350Biomolecules, Genes, and Cells

3

BIOL 1160Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems Lab

1

BIOL 1360Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems

3

BIOL 3110Genetics Lab

1

BIOL 3310Genetics

3

CHEM 1410General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1420General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 3410Organic Chemistry I

4

The remaining twelve hours should be comprised of upper-level Psychology courses. The courses strongly recommended to complete the Pre-Health Professions Track are as follows:

 

PSYC 3319Social Psychology

3

PSYC 3331Neurophysiological Psychology

3

Pre-Health Profession students are strongly encouraged to complete the degree by taking two of the following courses:
PSYC 3320Health Psychology

3

PSYC 3333Sensation and Perception

3

PSYC 3350Cognition

3

PSYC 4311Theories of Learning

3

PSYC 4312Psychology of Personality Theory

3

PSYC 4355Psychological Perspectives on Human Nature

3

Pre-Health Profession students are also advised that most medical schools require completion of the following undergraduate science classes:

BIOL 2340, BIOL 2140, BIOL 2341, BIOL 2141, CHEM 1410, CHEM 1420, CHEM 3410, CHEM 3420, PHYS 2411, and PHYS 2412

Students interested in pursuing PT or PA programs should consult with their advisors for additional science per-requisites required by such programs.

Pyschology- Pre-OT Concentration

Degree Requirements

B.S. Psychology Major Required Courses –37 hours

PSYC 1301General Psychology

3

PSYC 2101Professions in Psychology

1

PSYC 2201Psychological Writing

2

PSYC 2311Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 2314Research Methods for the Social Science

3

PSYC 2316Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

PSYC 4323History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSYC 3315Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 3312Experimental Psychology

3

PSYC 4090Senior Evaluation

0

Upper Division Elective

3

Upper Division Elective

3

Upper Division Elective

3

Upper Division Elective

3

Pre-OT Concentration
EXSS 2355Medical Terminology

3

EXSS 3390Anatomical Kinesiology

3

EXSS 4395Motor Behavior

3

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in the major.

The following PSYC electives are strongly recommended: PSYC 3320, PSYC 3331, PSYC 3350, PSYC 4311.

Other recommended electives: SOCI 3325 or PSYC 4330, PSYC 4313; EDSP 3362, EDSP 3363; EDUC 4313 or PSYC 3316; EXSS 3395, EXSS 3396, EXSS 4350, EXSS 4392, EXSS 4394, PHIL 3325.