Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

The course requirements for a major in Psychology total 120 semester hours, including general studies requirements (60 semester hours) and a minor in a different academic discipline.

Course Title Credits
General Studies Requirements (Areas I - IV)41
Area V Pre-Professional and Elective Courses19
CS 201Introduction to Information Technology (or higher)3
MS 204Basic Statistics3
or MS 302 Applied Probability and Statistics
PSY 201Principles of Psychology3
PSY 205Orientation to Psychology1
Electives9+
Psychology Major36
Psychology Core Courses:12
Principles of Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis Lab
Research Methods and Statistics (WI)
History and Systems of Psychology (WI)
PSY electives from courses listed 300 or above (excluding required courses) 124
Minor (in a different academic discipline) 218+

Note: This is only a suggested plan of study. Variations may occur due to individual circumstances.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Oral Communication 3
History Sequence 3
PSY 201
Principles of Psychology
or Honors Principles of Psychology
3
PSY 205 Orientation to Psychology 1
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours13
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
History sequence 3
PSY 220 Principles of Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 221 Behavior Analysis Lab 1
 Hours13
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
Natural Science sequence 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
MS 204 Basic Statistics 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology (or higher) 3
 Hours16
Spring
Fine Arts 3
Literature 3
Natural Science sequence 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
PSY 301 Research Methods and Statistics (WI) 4
Psychology Electives 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
Psychology Electives 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 9
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
PSY 450 History and Systems of Psychology (WI) 4
Psychology Electives 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
Psychology Electives 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 9
 Hours15
 Total Hours120