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
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
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
Developmental:
PSY 3200Development in Infancy & Childhood3
or PSY 3220 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
or PSY 3230 Adult Development & Aging
Cognitive:
PSY 3712Human Learning & Memory3
or PSY 4140 Cognitive Neuroscience
or PSY 4150 Sensation & Perception
Clinical:
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
Social:
PSY 3420Psy of Culture & Diversity3
or PSY 3700 Personality Theory
or PSY 4200 Psychology of Morality
Neuroscience:
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)
4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 4
 Hours16
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
 Hours12
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
 Hours16
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
 Hours16
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
 Hours15
Spring Semester
PSY Writing Intensive Depth Req. 3
Psychology Elective (Upper Division) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
PSY 3710 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY Writing Intensive Depth Req. 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
PSY 4910 Capstone Research in Psychology 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120