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Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

General Science Track

The B.S. in Psychology, General Science track, provides students a strong foundation in various areas of psychology, but also has a strong focus in other areas of science.  This program gives students the opportunity to thoroughly develop their skills in scientific inquiry and interpretation.  This program requires greater study in the natural sciences than the B.A. in Psychology, allowing students with strong interest in lab sciences such as biology or chemistry to pursue those interests as part of their psychology curriculum.  Students must also complete either the two-semester independent research project, or Helping Skills-Practicum in Psychology sequence, to complete their program.  Both of these independent study courses are advised by resident faculty.  The experiential learning requirement in our program makes us unique, as every student obtains real-world experience in research or professional work prior to graduation.

Future Opportunities Available to Graduates

Students who complete the B.S. in psychology have many opportunities open to them after graduation.  They may plan to pursue graduate work in psychology, and would be well-prepared for rigorous scientific graduate programs such as clinical psychology or neuroscience.  Graduates would also be competitive for other graduate programs such as in health-related fields (such as physical therapy or occupational therapy), organizational leadership, law, business, or various fields in the sciences or humanities. Alternatively, graduates may enter the workforce in fields such as laboratory science, technical or research environments, or business.  Click here to learn more about careers or graduate study in psychology-related fields.

Plan of Study - view the program requirements here

To view course descriptions in psychology, click here.  Students entering the program in Fall 2015 follow the advising plan attached here (this is a sample only, and should not be assumed to apply to every student).

Frequently Asked Questions

To see answers to frequently asked questions about the B.S. in Psychology and related things, click here.
Last updated: 07/15/2015