Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Psychology

Major(s)

Psychology (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Admission requirement

Complete PSY 150(1).

Program requirements 

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog. Note: PSY 121 may meet requirements for both the General Education Program and the Psychology major.

  2. Major Requirements (34 hours)

    1. Required Core (13 hours): PSY 121(3), 150(1), 200(3), 302(3), 411(3)

    2. Foundation Coursework (12 hours): Complete at least one course from each of the following areas:

      1. Developmental: PSY 331(3), 350(3), 365(3), 441(3)

      2. Learning and Cognition: PSY 306(3), 422(3), 523(3)

      3. Biological Processes: PSY 336(3), 451(3), 506(3), 521(3), 525(3)

      4. Applied: PSY 304(3), 305(3), 359(3), 360(3), 508(3), 512(3), 529(3)

    3. Additional 9 hours of psychology electives, at least 6 hours of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Note: PSY 101, PSY 203, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PSY 411(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Psychology (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirement

Complete PSY 150(1).

Program Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog. Note: PSY 121 may meet requirements for both the General Education Program and the Psychology major.

  2. Major Requirements (34 hours)

    1. Required Core (13 hours): PSY 121(3), 150(1), 200(3), 302(3), 411(3)

    2. Foundation Coursework (12 hours): Complete at least one course from each of the following areas:

      1. Developmental: PSY 331(3), 350(3), 365(3), 441(3)

      2. Learning and Cognition: PSY 306(3), 422(3), 523(3)

      3. Biological Processes: PSY 336(3), 451(3), 506(3), 521(3), 525(3)

      4. Applied: PSY 304(3), 305(3), 359(3), 360(3), 508(3), 512(3), 529(3)

    3. Additional 9 hours of psychology electives, at least 6 hours of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Note: PSY 101, PSY 203, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PSY 411(3).
  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Psychology

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Required Course (3 hours): PSY 121(3)

  2. Elective Courses (15 hours): Complete additional PSY courses, with at least 6 hours numbered 300 or higher, to total at least 18 hours. Note: PSY 101, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.

Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)

No certificate to teach is issued on a psychology minor. However, those teaching psychology in high school will find this program valuable, as will those planning graduate work in educational psychology, counseling and guidance, etc.

  1. Required Courses (9-12 hours): Complete one of the following groups:

    1. PSY 121(3) and PSY 203(3) and PSY 331(3)

    2. PSY 121(3) and PSY 200(3) and PSY 302(3) and PSY 331(3)

  2. Elective Courses (12-15 hours): Complete additional PSY courses, numbered 300 or higher, to total at least 24 hours. Note: PSY 101, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.