Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. with a Major in Psychology

In addition to the General Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate major in psychology consists of the following set of required courses:

 

 

Catalog Number

 

 

Title  

 

Credit Hours

 PSYCH 110

        or

 PSYCH 115

  General  Psychology - 3 hrs.

                                                                                                            

  Honors General Psychology - 3 hrs.

 

 

3

 PSYCH 200

Junior Seminar in Psychology

       (This class should be taken in the fall semester of your junior year.)

1

STAT 325

Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences

(The following statistics courses also satisfy this requirement:

STAT 320, STAT 340, STAT 350, STAT 510, STAT 702, and STAT 703.)  It is suggested, but not required, that Statistics be taken concurrently with  Experimental Methods.

3

PSYCH 350*

Experimental Methods in Psychology

5

Two of the following four courses:

 PSYCH 460*

 PSYCH 470

 PSYCH 475*

 PSYCH 480*

  Cognitive Psychology (prerequisite is PSYCH 350) - 3 hrs.

  Psychobiology (prerequisite is BIOL 198 - 3 hrs.

  Principles of Learning (prerequisite is PSYCH 350) - 3 hrs.

  Fundamentals of Perception & Sensation (prerequisite is PSYCH 350) - 3 hrs.

 

  

 

6

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

One of the following:

 PSYCH 605*

 PSYCH 620*

  Advanced Social Psychology** (prerequisite is PSYCH 350) - 3 hrs.

  Psychology of Personality (prerequisite is PSYCH 350) - 3 hrs.

 

3

 

Electives in the Psychology Department                 

TOTAL number of hours required              

12

33

                                                                                                           

To graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology, a student must fulfill all departmental course requirements and have cumulative GPAs of at least 2.5 in both:

(a) all psychology courses undertaken at Kansas State University*** and

(b) all course work undertaken at Kansas State University.

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*     Enrollment is restricted to psychology (PSYCH) majors; pre-psychology (PPSY) students may not enroll in these classes

**   Formerly called Foundations of Social Behavior

*** The graduation requirement of at least a 2.5 GPA in all psychology courses undertaken at Kansas State University applies to all students who become PPSY or PSYCH majors after July 15, 2000.