BS - Psychology

  • Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It examines behavior and mental processes in an effort to serve human welfare. The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychological Science is designed to provide students with strong research, communication, and critical thinking skills. As such, the program requires completion of an Introductory Psychology course, a Careers in Psychology course, three research-based courses, courses from the primary areas of the discipline, and a senior capstone experience. The undergraduate degree with a major in psychological science provides students with a strong foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines. It also provides a broad liberal arts education that can serve as an entry point into bachelor’s degree-level careers. Students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with an advisor.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • PSYC 1101 Intro to General Psychology
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • PSYC 2103 Human Development
      3
    • PSYC 2210 Careers in Psychology
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PSYC 2500 Research Methods Psyc Science
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Area F Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • PSYC 3355 or PSYC 3385 or PSYC 3395 or PSYC 3425
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PSYC 3000 Statistical Applications PSYC
      3
    • Area F Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • Upper-Division PSYC Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • PSYC 4410 or PSYC 4415
      3
    • PSYC 3325 or PSYC 3335
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PSYC 4100 Advanced PSYC Lab
      3
    • Upper-Division PSYC Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Upper-Division Elective, 2 of 4. These electives should not be within the PSYC prefix.
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 5)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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