Psychology B.S.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology include the following:

  1. Any student with 9 hours or more of completed coursework (whether transfer student, undeclared major or student having another major) seeking admission to the psychology B.S. degree program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  2. A minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 51 upper-division hours, 39 hours of psychology, at least 27 of which must be upper-division hours, and a minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology requirements, and achieving a departmental passing score on the Major Field Test in Psychology. Only grades of "C" or better will fulfill major or minor degree requirements.

  3. The University Core Curriculum of 42 semester hours.

  4. Thirty (30) semester hours of core psychology courses listed below.

  5. At least six (6) upper-level psychology elective hours with approval of advisor.

  6. Five courses totaling a minimum of 15 hours, of which 2 must be taken at the upper-division level. The courses can be from mathematics, sciences, allied health sciences and/or the following Psychology courses: PSYC 3310, PSYC 3356, PSYC 3350, or other courses approved by your advisor.

  7. The number of electives hours may vary depending on which course is used to satisfy the Social Science Core Curriculum requirement. A student will need a minimum of 15 hours of general electives at the upper division level. The remaining elective hours can be taken at any level to finish the 120 hour degree requirement.

  8. Eighteen (18) of the upper-division psychology hours must be taken in residence at UT Tyler.

Core Psychology Courses (30 hrs.)

PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology [TCCN: PSYC 2301]

PSYC 2331Research Methods

PSYC 2354Statistics and Laboratory [TCCN: PSYC 2317]

PSYC 4311Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3325Learning and Conditioning

PSYC 4318Physiological Psychology

PSYC 4353Developmental Psychology

PSYC 3306Social Psychology

PSYC 4315Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 4331Advanced Research Methods

Transfer students having taken PSYC 2320 may substitute it for PSYC 4353. Only one of the two will be counted toward degree requirements.

Psychology Electives may include:

PSYC 3310Health Psychology

PSYC 3311Psychology of Gender

PSYC 3315Positive Psychology

PSYC 3335Diversity & Social Justice

PSYC 3345Mental Health Services

PSYC 3350Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology

PSYC 3356Sensation and Perception

PSYC 3360Psychology of Parenting

PSYC 3370Psychology of Love Relationships

PSYC 4341Personality Theory

PSYC 4360Advanced Topics in Psychology

PSYC 4370Field Experience in Psychology

PSYC 4371Field Experience in Psychology

See advisor for acceptable transferred course work that could fit for upper-level psychology elective(s).

No student may enroll in 4000-level psychology courses in their first semester at UT Tyler without advisor approval. No correspondence or online course from another university may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the undergraduate psychology advisor or department chair. Psychology courses identified in the Schedule of Classes as “Intended as a General Elective” may not count toward the psychology major but may count as a general elective.

No correspondence course or non-UT Tyler online course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair or psychology faculty advisor.

Only courses in which a grade of “C” or better will fulfill degree requirements. Graduation requires a GPA of at least 2.25 in major or minor psychology degree requirements and completion of the Major Field Test in Psychology. Students are advised to complete a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment.

Students must take the Major Field Test in Psychology during their last semester and meet criterion in order to graduate with a degree in Psychology.