May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Psychology, B.S.

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General Education

(see Certified General Education Courses  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)

  • Complete one approved course in each subcategory

Historical Understanding (3 hours)

Literature (3 hours)

Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)

Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines other than Psychology

Mathematics: (3 hours)

  • One approved mathematics course

Statistics: (3 hours)*

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)

  • One approved non-western culture course

Program Requirements

Foundations of Psychological Science (12 hours)

  • Choose at least one course from each of the following course categories

Psychology Elective Courses (3 hours)

  • Choose 3 additional hours from psychology courses

Either Option A or Option B below:

Psychology majors may either complete an 18 credit hour minor in a specific discipline as designated in the UTC Undergraduate Catalog or select one of the Option B concentrations that cover a broad array of topics within a given discipline, 9 hours of which must be at the 2000-level or above. Courses fulfilling the option B concentrations may not be used to fulfill other requirements, including general education requirements.

Option A:

  • An established minor in another department.

Option B:

18 hours from one of the areas of academic concentration listed below. At least three of these courses (minimum of 9 hours) must be from the 2000-level or above.

1. Natural Science Concentration:

  • Astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics

2. Social Science Concentration:

  • Criminal justice, economics, political science, sociology/anthropology, social work

3. Organizational Concentration:

  • Communication, management, marketing, public administration and nonprofit management

4. Education Concentration:

  • Education, early childhood education, health and human performance

5. Basic and Applied Mathematics Concentration:

  • Computer science, mathematics, engineering (including all rubrics)

6. Liberal Arts Concentration:

  • English, fine arts, foreign language, history, philosophy, religion

7. Health Care Concentration:

  • Biology, nursing, physical therapy

Additional Information and Notes

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Electives to complete 120 hours.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

†An approved statistics course taken from another department or institution can satisfy this requirement if a minimum grade of C was earned. In these circumstances, PSY 2040  must still be completed in order to meet degree requirements.

*Also satisfies requirement in the major.

#Also satisfies general education requirement.

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