Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
BIOL 1010General Biology (LS) (meets GE Life Science requirement)3
or BIOL 1610 Principles of Biology I (LS)
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) (meets GE Mathematics requirement)3
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC) (meets GE Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement)3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC) (meets GE GLOCUP requirement)3
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
PSY 2000Writing in Psychology: APA Style3
PSY 3120Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
PSY 3410Social Psychology3
Bachelor of Science Requirements
PSY 3000Statistical Methods/Psychology4
PSY 3010Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSY 4910Capstone Research in Psychology3
Writing Intensive Depth Requirements
Complete one (1) course each from at least three (3) categories
PSY 3200Development in Infancy & Childhood3
or PSY 3220 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
or PSY 3230 Adult Development & Aging
PSY 3712Human Learning & Memory3
or PSY 4140 Cognitive Neuroscience
or PSY 4150 Sensation & Perception
PSY 3320Survey of Clinical Psychology3
or PSY 3440 Child & Family Mental Health
or PSY 4300 Introduction to Counseling & Psychotherapy
or PSY 4350 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
PSY 3420Psy of Culture & Diversity3
or PSY 3700 Personality Theory
or PSY 4200 Psychology of Morality
PSY 3720Psychopharmacology3
or PSY 4130 Interpersonal Neuroscience
or PSY 4520 Psychobiology
Psychology Electives
Complete a minimum of 6 credits of additional PSY courses (3 credits must be upper-division)

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Psychology Elective course.
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) (GE: Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
BIOL 1010
BIOL 1015
General Biology (LS)
and General Biology Lab (LAB) (GE: Life Sciences / Lab)
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 4
Spring Semester
PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC) (GLOCUP) 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) (GE: Mathematics) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
PSY 2000 Writing in Psychology: APA Style 3
PSY 3000 Statistical Methods/Psychology 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
PSY 3010 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY 3120 Cognitive Psychology 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 3410 Social Psychology 3
PSY Writing Intensive Depth Req. 3
Psychology Elective 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Spring Semester
PSY Writing Intensive Depth Req. 3
Psychology Elective (Upper Division) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
PSY 3710 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY Writing Intensive Depth Req. 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Spring Semester
PSY 4910 Capstone Research in Psychology 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Total Hours120