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Psychology Major (BS)

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Psychology Major and Psychology Teaching Major (BS)

  • Program Prerequisite: None. Psychology Teaching majors and minors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education ).
  • Minor: Required, unless a student is a double major.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the psychology major or minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). In addition an overall GPA for Psychology courses of 2.50 or higher is required. Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation Degree Requirements .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The University requires a total of 120 credit hours for graduation. For psychology, a minimum of 36 credit hours are required within the major. The University requires a total of 40 upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: Psychology (7015BS), Psychology Teaching (7016BS)
  • CIPC: Psychology (420101), Psychology Teaching (131335)


After declaring psychology as a major, each student is assigned an advisor. Psychology majors should consult with their advisor each semester prior to registration or as needed. Call the department secretary to schedule an appointment. Psychology teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with an advisor in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269, Teacher Education Department).  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for the psychology major. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Department of Teacher Education ).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. A number of courses in the major fulfill general education requirements (PSY 1010 , PSY 2000 ) or graduation requirements (PSY 2370 , PSY 3100 ).

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Summary of Psychology Courses Required (36 credit hours)

Refer to the Psychology Courses Table  in the Department of Psychology.

  • Core General Courses: 11 hours
  • Core Content Courses: 15 hours
  • Additional Courses: 10 hours
    Additional Course requirements may be fulfilled by taking further Core Courses, Electives Group A (Area Specialization) Courses, or Electives Group B (Individualized Instruction and Experiential) Courses.

Psychology Teaching majors are also required to take HIST 4500 , Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12, in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education program, and also PSY 4000  or PSY 4090 . PSY 4000  is recommended as the choice unless a case can be made for PSY 4090 .

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