This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
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|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
A bachelor’s degree in Psychology enables students to study human behavior. An understanding of psychological processes entails understanding the multiple influences created by the biological characteristics of the organism, the effects of learning and experience, social and cultural dynamics and developmental change. As a scientific discipline, the study of psychology requires competence in research methodology and critical thinking. Psychology is also an applied discipline with applications in behavioral and physical health, business, education, medicine and law, among others.
Students completing the Bachelors of Science in Psychology will be prepared to pursue a wide range of science- and research-related careers at the bachelor’s level or to pursue an advanced degree in a STEM related field. Students will attain a high-quality scientific degree focused on knowledge in the discipline of psychology, integrity in the application of that knowledge, effective project management, and excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
The Bachelors of Science in Psychology is an excellent degree to prepare students interested in continuing their academic career in the field of Psychology. The BS offers a strong research-based degree program with additional math-related courses in the area of Statistics, along with the opportunity to enroll in an applied research experience (directed study).
The Bachelors of Science in Psychology is an excellent degree to prepare students interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field. To assist in meeting all pre-med requirements, students should take the following coursework when completing General Education requirements:
|BSC 2010+L||Biology I (+Lab)||4|
|CHM 2045+L||General Chemistry I (+Lab)||4|
|CHM 2046+L||General Chemistry II (+Lab)||4|
|CHM 2210+L||Organic Chemistry I (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2053+L||General Physics I (+Lab)||4|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (prerequisites are MAC 1114 and MAC 1140)||4|
The Bachelors of Science in Psychology is an excellent degree to prepare students interested in pursuing a degree in Law. There are no prerequisites for a law degree but the ABA recommends the following knowledge bases to assist in preparing for law school which can be gained in psychology coursework: Problem Solving, Critical Reading, Writing and Editing, Oral Communication and Listening, Research, Organization and Management, Public Service and Promotion of Justice, Relationship-building and Collaboration, Background Knowledge and Exposure to the Law. Recommended General Education courses: CCJ 2002 Survey of Crime and Justice and PLA 2013 Survey of American Law.
In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S in Psychology must meet the requirements listed below.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for acceptance into the program. A student must also maintain and graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
A minimum grade of "C" is required for the Psychology core, Experimental courses and all Major requirements. No more than 6 sh credits in informal courses (directed study, practicum, field work, co-op, etc) may be applied to fulfill the upper level Psychology degree electives.
Students should consult with their academic advisor for course which may satisfy the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Students should take STA 2023 Elements of Statistics to partially fulfill the mathematics component of General Education.
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|PSY 2012||General Psychology (*)||3|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics (*)||3|
|Any 1000 or 2000 level Psychology course **||3|
|BSC 1005||General Biology for Non-Majors||2|
|BSC 1005L||General Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors||1|
|* Common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements|
|** CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, PSB, PSY, IDH, SOP courses|
Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to satisfy at least 60 sh in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement. Students should take STA 2023 Elements of Statistics if not completed as part of General Education.
Students must complete sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF's requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or complete all major requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.
STA2023 Elements of Statistics
**If not completed at the lower division
Psychology Core (12 hours)
|PSY 2023||Professional Development in Psychology||3|
|PSY 3213||Research Methods in Psychological Science I (+)||3|
|PSY 3215||Research Methods in Psychological Science II (+)||3|
|PSY 4930||Capstone in Psychology: Special Topics||3|
Experimental Courses (10 hours)
|PSY 4302||Psychology of Assessment (+)||3|
|STA 3162C||Applied Statistics||4|
Major Requirements (24 hours)
|Social (one of the following):||3|
|Social Psychology (+)|
|Theories of Personality (+)|
|Psychology, Culture, and Society (+)|
|Learning and Cognition||6|
|Psychology of Learning (+)|
|Memory and Cognition (+)|
|Brain, Behavior, and Experience (+)|
|Sensation and Perception (+)|
|Developmental (one of the following):||3|
|Child Development (+)|
|Psychology of Adolescence (+)|
|Adulthood and Aging (+)|
|Application of Psychology: Clinical/Counseling (one of the following):||3|
|Abnormal Psychology (+)|
|Health Psychology (+)|
|Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior (+)|
|Applications of Psychology: Workplace (one of the following):||3|
|Human Factors Psychology (+)|
|Industrial Psychology (+)|
|Psychology of Workforce Diversity (+)|
Upper Level Electives (6 hours)
|3000/4000 level Electives||6|
PSY4905 - Directed Study or any 3000/4000 Psychology Course *
Any 3000/4000 course in area of study (i.e., Pre Med - BCH3033/L - Biochemistry with Lab or for Pre Law - POS4673 - Jurisprudence)
Total Hours 52
* CLP, DEP, EAB, EXP, INP, PCO, PPE, PSB, PSY, IDH, SOP courses
+ Courses included in the major GPA
The Minor in Psychology consists of the following or their equivalent. No directed studies may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor. A minimum of 9 sh must be completed at UWF. PSY 2012 General Psychology or a general/introductory psychology course is a prerequisite. Psychology majors may not earn this minor.
|3000/4000 level Psychology Elective||3|
|CLP 3144||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|or PPE 4003||Theories of Personality|
|INP 3004||Industrial Psychology||3|
|or SOP 3004||Social Psychology|
|EXP 4404||Psychology of Learning||3|
|or PSB 4002||Brain, Behavior, and Experience|