B.S. Psychology

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/psychology.html

OVERVIEW

The Psychology program at A&M-Central Texas offers a variety of courses in clinical work, research, applied psychology, and psychological theory. Program faculty are researchers who are committed to excellence in education, and have diverse backgrounds reflective of the broad scope of the field of psychology (e.g., abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology).

There are many opportunities for psychology majors to conduct research with faculty members exploring a range of topics including program evaluation, responses to trauma, exam anxiety, online learning and more.

While the majority of our graduates go on to further study in psychology and are accepted into a graduate program, others have found jobs or advanced in their existing careers at human services agencies within the Central Texas region.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Discuss how major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings apply to behavioral problems and decision making.
  • Apply information literacy skills and scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and interpret basic psychological research. 
  • Adhere to the professional values and ethical standards relevant to psychological science and practice.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences and purposes. 
  • Demonstrate specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field (e.g., group work, research, statistical analysis).

Bachelor of Science - Psychology Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 1314College Algebra (CORE REQ (020) 13
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
or PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology
BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I (CORE REQ (030)4
or BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I (Lecture + Lab)
or BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Lecture + Lab)
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II (CORE REQ (030)4
or BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab)
or BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab)
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
PSYC 2301General Psychology (DEG REQ) 13
Any Level Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 11
Third Year
Fall
PSYC 3307Human Lifespan 13
or PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
PSYC 3409Writing in Psychology4
PSYC 3303Educational Psychology3
or PSYC 3305 Human Cognitive Processes
or PSYC 3301 Psychology of Learning
PSYC 3302Health Psychology3
or PSYC 4315 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
or PSYC 4350 Forensic Psychology
Upper-Level Elective3
Spring
PSYC 3310Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 3430Statistics for the Behavioral Science4
PSYC 3350Personality3
or PSYC 4301 Psychological Assessment
or PSYC 2315 Psychology of Adjustment
or PSYC 3311 Behavior Analysis and Behavior Management
PSYC 3360Sport Psychology3
or PSYC 3315 Human Sexuality
or PSYC 4310 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
or PSYC 4325 Motivation
Upper-Level Elective3
Fourth Year
Fall
PSYC 3312Biological Foundations of Behavior3
PSYC 4332Psychopharmacology3
or PSYC 4302 Adaptive Psychology
or PSYC 4303 Animal Behavior
PSYC 4435Principle Research for Behavioral Sciences4
Upper-Level Elective3
Spring
PSYC 4320History of Psychology3
PSYC 4305Social Psychology3
Upper-Level PSYC Elective3
Upper-Level PSYC Elective or PSYC 43843
Upper-Level Elective3
Total Credit Hours120