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Department of Psychology

Degree Program

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. The requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology are designed to introduce the student to the broad spectrum of psychologic knowledge and skills, including an early exposure to research methods and statistics.

The psychology major prepares students for entry-level employment and for graduate study in psychology and related fields. Two graduate programs offered at LSUS serve to further prepare students for careers in psychology - The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and the Specialist in School Psychology. 

The table that follows shows a typical 4 year curriculum of 120 total credit hours which completes a major in Psychology. Entering students should try to follow this sequence of courses. Transfer students should try to incorporate the logic of this course sequence into their curriculum sequence as much as possible. Generally, this sequence puts most of the Gen Ed requirements in the first two years, places the psychology courses in the sequence that we would like you to follow, completes almost all your psychology courses before you would apply for admission to graduate school, and leaves electives for near the end after graduate school application is completed.

B.S. Degree in Psychology
Four Year Plan (120 total hours to graduate)

 

Fall Semester

Cr.

 

Spring Semester

Credits

First

Year

 

Psychology 152 (GE) *
FS-102 (GE)
Biology 101 (GE)
Math 121 (GE) *
English 105 (GE) *

Total = 15 Hrs.

 

3
3
3
3
3

 

Psychology 209 (GE) *
Biology (104 to 109) (GE)
Math 124 (GE)
History (105/06/07/145/146)(GE)
English 115 (GE) *

Total = 15 Hrs.

3
3
3
3
3

Second

Year

 

Psychology 216*
Biology ____ (GE)
Fine Arts 140 (GE)
Communications 135 (GE)
CSC-111 or ISDS 150
HPE _____

Total = 16 Hrs.

3
3
3
3
3
1

 

 

English 205
Psychology 317 *
Psychology 212 *
Philosophy 105 (GE)
Sociology 105


Total = 15

3
3
3
3
3

 

 

Third

 

Year

 

Psychology 350 *
Psychology 404 *
English 205 ___
Political  Science  ___
Biology ____
HPE _____

 Total = 16 Hrs.

3
3
3
3
3
1

 

 

Psychology 411 *
Psychology 422 *
Psychology 455 *
Social Science Elective Ϯ ____
Physical Science (GE) ____
HPE  _____

 Total = 16 Hrs.

3
3
3
3
3
1

 

Fourth

Year

 

Psychology 428 *
Psychology Elective __ *
|Social Science Elec.Ϯ
General Elective ___


Total = 12 Hrs.

3
3
3
3

 

 

Psychology 405 *
Social Science ElectiveϮ (GE) _____
General Elective _____
General Elective _____
General Elective _____

 Total = 15

3|
3
3
3
3

 

 

All courses marked with an * must have a grade of “C” or better to count toward graduation and if course is a pre-requisite for another course, the grade of “C”
or better must be earned prior to taking the course needing the pre-requisite.
(GE) means a General Education Required course

Ϯ One Social Science elective must be an approved Gen. Ed. course at 200 level or higher.