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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Psychological Science (BIS)

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  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the Psychological Science major, Teaching major, minor, or BIS emphasis (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). In addition aAn overall GPA for Psychological Sciencey courses of 2.50 or higher is required. Also rRefer to the general grade requirements for graduation Degree Requirements.
  • Psychological Science Sunset Policy: Students declaring a Psychological Science major, Teaching major, minor, or BIS emphasis in a given catalog year can apply previously completed courses towards their degree (see Course Grade Policy) as long as the courses were taken no longer than 15 years prior to the date of declaration.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 18 20 credit hours (includes PSY 1010)
  • Program Code: Psychological Science (7055)
  • Psychological Science (420101)
  • Students are responsible for applying for graduation: Click here for more information.
  • Additional Information on the BIS emphasis: Click here to go to on the Psychological Science can be found at the Department of Psychological Science’s webpage.

BIS Program Learning Outcomes

  • Interdisciplinary Work-Made multiple connections across three academic disciplines.
  • High Impact Educational Experience-Engaged in high impact practices through at least one of these: (a) collaborative learning projects, (b) undergraduate research, (c) public performances, (d)diversity/global learning, community engaged learning, (f) internships, or (g) intensive writing.
  • Capstone Signature Work -Synthesized and reported key research/skills/theories from academic disciplines.
  • Analysis and Reflection-Provided analyses / results / conclusions / reflections from the Capstone experience
  • Academic speaking and writing-Used effective oral and written English-language skills
  • Post-Graduate Planning-Planned for careers and/or graduate programs.


  • Review information on BIS student requirements.
  • Complete the BIS Application and Contract forms (contact the BIS office at Next, contact the department chairperson who will help you select courses that complement your other two BIS areas and to complete your BIS contract or complement your major. Classes used for General Education requirements cannot be used on BIS contracts. For more information on the BIS application process, click here.
  • Use Grad MAPS to plan your Degree

Psychological Science Major Requirements

Foundational Courses (11 credits):

Introductory Psychology

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

Option B

Elective Courses (9 credits):

Select 9 credits of any PSY course not already taken in the major in consultation with the program advisor.


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