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Psychology (BIS)

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  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used toward the BIS emphasis (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 20 credit hours (includes PSY 1010 ).
  • Program Code: 7015
  • CIPC: 420101


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Psychological Science General Core

General Core

PSY 1010  is required for all courses in the psychology curriculum EXCEPT the following: PSY 1540 , PSY 2000 , PSY 2020 , PSY 2370 , PSY 2710 , PSY 2400 , PSY 3100 , PSY 3600 , PSY 3605 , PSY 3615 , PSY 3616 , and PSY 4900 .

Statistics and Research Methods

There are two options to complete the required Statistics and Research Methods course sequence in Psychology. A student must complete one option or the other and cannot complete the sequence by a combination of courses in each option.

Option A

This option is strongly encouraged for all Psychology Majors including teaching majors and those with a BIS emphasis. PSY 3615 / 3616  is a yearlong course sequence offered each academic year, with 3615  offered in the Fall of a given academic year and 3616  offered in the Spring. The sequence must be completed in the same academic year and with the same faculty member to complete the departmental Statistics and Research Methods requirement.  It is recommended that the course sequence be taken in the junior year and has the prerequisite of PSY 1010  and MATH 1010  or QL with passing grades of C or better.

Option B

PSY 3600  is recommended to be taken no later than first semester junior year and has a prerequisite of MATH 1010, or QL with passing grade of C or better. PSY majors may substitute CJ 3600 , SW 3600 , or SOC 3600  for PSY 3600 , but an additional 3 credits will be added to the graduation requirement (this addition is waived for dual majors).

PSY 3605  is recommended to be taken no later than first semester junior year and has PSY 3600  or its equivalent as a prerequisite/co-requisite.

PSY 3610  is recommended to be taken no later than second semester junior year. PSY 1010  and PSY 3600  (or equivalent with prior approval from the department chair) are required prerequisites. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: PSY 3605  (or equivalent with prior approval from the Department Chair).

Elective Courses

Select 9 credit hours of coursework from Group A or B. Only one course from Electives Group B will be allowed to apply toward the BIS. Approval of the Department Chair is required.

Psychological Science Elective Courses

PSY 2830  must be taken prior to completing PSY 3610 /PSY 3616 , otherwise the student may enroll in PSY 4830 . PSY 2830 /PSY 4890  require the student to have acurrent job in the field. PSY 2830  may be taken by non-psychology majors or minors; PSY 4890  requires PSY major or minor status. PSY 4830  requires 18 credit hour of psychology courses, approved by the supervising instructor, one of which must be PSY 1010 . Permission of the instructor is also required. PSY 4920  may be used for credit toward a major or minor or BIS in psychology but only when written permission of the department is given at the time of registration.

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