Apr 12, 2021
About the Program
Psychology is one of the more popular undergraduate majors in the country. Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments. The knowledge of psychology helps people understand themselves and others which can be beneficial in many careers where the ability to relate well with others is important.
- 120 Credit Hours
- Minimum grade of C- required for all core courses
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)
CHESS College Core for Psychology, BS (36 Credits)
- United States Tradition (3 Credits)
- Western Heritage (3 Credits)
- Global Cultures (3 Credits)
- Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
- Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
- Gender Issues (3 Credits)
- Social Ethics (3 Credits)
- Individual and Society (3 Credits)
- Science, Mathematics, and Reasoning (12 Credits)
For courses that meet these requirements, please see the CHESS College Core list . The Science, Mathematics, and Reasoning requirement applies to the Psychology, BS, degree only.
Other Required Courses (24 Credits)
Psychology Electives (15 Credits): Choose five (5) PSY courses, at least 9 credit hours must be 30000 level or above
Free Electives (9 Credits)
Total 120 Credits Required
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of C- required for all core courses; Minimum 2.0 GPA required for graduation
Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: See the Gen Ed Core List for a list of available courses.
Note 2: Meet with Internship Coordinator if taking internship in Semester 7 or 8.
Note 3: Choose from approved CHESS College Core courses for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Note 4: 15 hours of PSY elective courses required; at least 9 hours must be 30000 level or above
Note 5: 30 credit hours of General Education are required. Speak with your advisor for further information
Note 6: Choose from the “Science, Mathematics, and Reasoning” choices.