Psychology, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (B.S.)
Upon completion of the Psychology degree graduates will:
- Use critical reading skills to understand and apply the findings from research articles in psychology.
- Recall and explain empirically generated psychological content.
- Demonstrate professionally relevant skills in psychology.
CIP Code: 42.0101
Summary Checklist for General Education
|A: Written Communication||3|
|B: Written Communication||3|
|C: Oral Communication||3|
|A: Historical Science||3|
|B: Social Behavioral Science||3|
|Diversity of Perspectives Experiences||6|
Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.
|University Graduation Requirements|
|Student Success Seminar|
|GSD 101||Foundations of Learning (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs., not including AP and Dual Credit hours)||3|
|Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)|
|PSY 200||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 240||Scientific Literacy in Psychology||3|
|PSY 258||Career Development in Psychology||3|
|PSY 340W||Research Literacy in Psychology||3|
|PSY 399||Research Development Skills||3|
|or PSY 440||Applied Scientific Literacy in Psychology|
|PSY 499||Senior Exit Course in Psychology||0|
|Choose from at least three hours from each of the following areas:||18|
|Biological Bases of Behavior: 1|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Sensation and Perception Lab|
and Cognitive Psychology Lab
|Infant and Child Development|
|Adolescent and Adult Development|
|Aging and Senescence|
|Social Personality: 3|
|Psychology of Personality|
|Introduction to School Psychology|
|Psychology of Work|
|Intro to Interviewing/Therapy|
|Intro to Behavior Therapy|
|ABA for Behavior Technicians|
|Tests and Measurements|
|Applied Learning in Psychology|
|Research Development Skills II|
|History and Systems Of Psychology|
|Students may select one or more of the following Concentrations: 5|
Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders
Child and Family Psychology
Psychology of the Workplace
|Brain and Cognitive Sciences||31-32|
Students in the Substance Abuse or Brain and Cognitive Science Concentrations must select PSY 311 Physiological Psychology for this group.
Students in the Child and Family Psychology must select PSY 312 Infant and Child Development; students in the Psychology of the Workplace Concentration must select either PSY 314 Adolescent and Adult Development or PSY 316 Aging and Senescence; students in the Art Therapy Concentration must select PSY 312 Infant and Child Development.
Students in the Substance Abuse, Autism Spectrum, Forensic, or Workplace, and Art Therapy Concentrations must select PSY 308 Abnormal Psychology.
Students in the Substance Abuse Concentration must select PSY 490 Clinical Psychology; students in the Child and Family Concentration must select PSY 406 Intro to Behavior Therapy; students in the Workplace or Art Therapy Concentration must select PSY 405 Intro to Interviewing/Therapy.
Those who do not choose one will be placed in the General Concentration.
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses counted toward the major.
|PSY 315||Sensation and Perception||3|
|PSY 317||Cognitive Psychology||3|
|PSY 513||Mind and Brain||3|
|Choose from one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Topics in Psychology:___ (Must be approved)|
|Advanced Topics in Psychology:____ (Must be approved)|
|Choose from one of the following:||3-4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Theory of Knowledge|
|INF 511||Principles of Game Design and Game Theory||3|
|STA 270||Applied Statistics||4|
|STA 215||Introduction to Statistical Reasoning||3|
|CSC 174||Introduction to Programming for Science & Engineering||3|
|ENG 510||Introduction to Linguistic Theory||3|
Students pursuing any of the Concentrations are strongly encouraged but not required to complete PSY 349 Applied Learning in Psychology in the Concentration area.