Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. In addition, many students with the BS degree in psychology choose to enter a variety of fields, including computer software design, human resources, marketing, human factors, system design, personnel selection and training, and management.

International plan

Psychology's International Plan follows the Institute model to develop a global competence within the student's major program of study. It thus integrates the student's international studies and experiences with the School's quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior.

In addition to the requirements for the BS in Psychology, students must complete the following:

  1. take three international courses, including one from each of the following categories: international relations, global economics, and a course on a specific country or region;
  2. spend two consecutive terms abroad engaged in fulfilling psychology electives (must be approved by the School of Psychology prior to enrolling in courses), free electives, humanities, and/or social science electives;
  3. demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level language study (to be determined by testing); and,
  4. incorporate the international experience within the capstone course or the senior thesis.

Research Option

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. The Research Plan in the School of Psychology provides additional research experience for those students seeking to continue their education in graduate school.