Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology

If you ever wanted to learn how the human mind works, and why people behave the way that they do, a major in Psychology may be perfect for you.

The Psychology Department offers flexibility by allowing students to choose either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science route. Although the core coursework is the same for both (listed below), there are some slight differences:

Bachelor of Arts: The BA degree requires completion of 10 hours of a modern foreign language.

Bachelor of Science: The BS degree requires completion of 20 hours of course work in Natural Sciences and / or Mathematics. General education courses completed in these areas can count toward this total.

The Department of Psychology has aligned the required courses with the American Psychological Association's standards and outcomes for the major.

BA in Psychology - Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Requirements: 10 Credit Hours
Psychology Major Requirements: 42 Credit Hours
Free Electives: 17 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 124 Credit Hours

 Curriculum for Psychology - The student must complete all of the following:

PSY 100 General Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 101 Psychology as a Discipline and Profession ( 1 credit hour )
PSY 201 The Science of Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 250 Applied Statistics ( 4 credit hours )
PSY 259 Experimental Laboratory ( 4 credit hours )
PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 334 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 340 Social Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 400 Child and Developmental Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 665/668 Physiological Psychology/ Neuropsychology ( 3 credit hours )
 
Elective Courses * choose 2 classes from each category:
Applied
PSY 315/455 Industrial psychology/Organizational Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 325 Human Sexuality ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 355 Drug & Behavior (3 credit hours )
PSY 357 Forensic Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 359 Evolutionary Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 415 Adolescence ( 3 credit hours )
PSY Psycholoogy of aging ( 3 credit hours )
Section number Varies- Special Topics or Current Issues
Foundation
PSY 225 Introduction to Therapeutic Skills ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 330 Elements of Learning ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 425 Personality ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 450 Perception ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 467 Testing & psychological Measurement ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 683 History & Systems of Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
 
Total Hours Required for Major ( 42 credit hours )
 
Total Hours Required for Degree ( 124 credit hours )
 

BS in Psychology - Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Math and Science Requirements (In addition to General Education Requirements): 7 Credit Hours
Psychology Major Requirements: 42 Credit Hours
Free Electives: 17 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 124 Credit Hours)

 Curriculum for Psychology- The student must complete all of the following:

PSY 100 General Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 101 Psychology as a Discipline and Profession ( 1 credit hour )
PSY 201 The Science of Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 250 Applied Statistics ( 4 credit hours )
PSY 259 Experimental Laboratory ( 4 credit hours )
PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 334 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 340 Social Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 400 Child and Developmental Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 665/668 Physiological Psychology/ Neuropsychology ( 3 credit hours )
 
Elective Courses * choose 2 classes from each category:
Applied
PSY 315/455 Industrial psychology/Organizational Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 325 Human Sexuality ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 355 Drug & Behavior (3 credit hours )
PSY 357 Forensic Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 359 Evolutionary Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 415 Adolescence ( 3 credit hours )
PSY Psycholoogy of aging ( 3 credit hours )
Section number Varies- Special Topics or Current Issues
Foundation
PSY 225 Introduction to Therapeutic Skills ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 330 Elements of Learning ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 425 Personality ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 450 Perception ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 467 Testing & psychological Measurement ( 3 credit hours )
PSY 683 History & Systems of Psychology ( 3 credit hours )
 
Total Hours Required for Major ( 42 credit hours )
 
Total Hours Required for Degree ( 124 credit hours )
 

 

 *Please note that while the minimum number of elective courses required for graduation is available through the Virtual College, we are unable to offer every elective course listed at this time. Check with your advisor on availability.

Detailed Degree Requirements
*Free Electives Not Included

Contact Information

 
Psychology Department
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone:  (785) 628-4405
Web:  Department Homepage

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