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Degree Requirements

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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Major
A minimum of 30 credit hours of psychology including PSYC 105, STAT 213 (C or better), PSYC 215 (C or better).

At least one course from each of the following:
1.  Biopsychology:  PSYC 350, 355, 360, 402, 403.
2.  Clinical:  PSYC 323, 324, WI-342, 332, 343.
3.  Social/Developmental:  PSYC 203, 305, 306, WI-312, WI-314.
4.  Other:  PSYC 201, 205, 321, 325, 348, 331, 414 (Strongly recommended for those considering advanced study).

An additional nine credit hours of psychology to total 30 semester credits. 

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Major
A minimum of 30 semester credits in psychology, including PSYC 105, STAT 213 (C+ or higher), PSYC 215 (C+ or higher), WI-PSYC 404.

At least one course from each of the following:

1.  Biopsychology:  PSYC 350, 355, 360, 402, 403.
2.  Clinical:  PSYC 323, 324, WI-342, 343, 332.
3.  Social/Developmental:  PSYC 203, 305, 306, WI-312, WI-314.
4.  Other:  PSYC 201, 205, 321, 325, 348, 331, 414 (414 is strongly recommended for those considering advanced study.) 

An additional five credit hours of psychology to total 30 semester credits

In addition, Bachelor of Science students must complete BIOL 101, or 199 and 200; CHEM 103, or 105 and 106: PHYS 110, or 160, or 201, 203 and 204 (required for DPT); MATH 151 (or higher level math: MATH 191 is strongly recommended for graduate school).

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience
A minimum of 30 semester credits in psychology, including PSYC 105, STAT 213 (C+ or higher), PSYC 215 (C+ or higher), PSYC 331, 355, 360 or 402, WI-404, 403.

Additional credit hours in psychology to total 30 semester credits.

In addition, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience students must complete BIOL 199, 200 and 202: CHEM 105 and 106; PHYS 110, or 160, or 201, or 203 and 204 (required for DPT); MATH 151 (or higher level math; MATH 191 is strongly recommended for graduate school).

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology Major:  (Interdisciplinary Program) 51 credits including:  PSYC 105, CRJU 101, STAT 213 (C or better), PSYC 215 (C or better), and PSYC 306, PSYC 321, PSYC 324, PSYC 325, WI-PSYC 342, PSYC 421 (At least three credit hours Forensic Psychology Internship).  One of the following courses:  PSYC 203, PSYC 305, PSYC 332, PSYC 343, PSYC 360.  Nine credit hours in Criminal Justice/Sociology including:  SOC 342, CRJU 400, CRJU 411.  One of the following concentrations:  Concentration in Policing (9 hours):  CRJU 102, CRJU 303, CRJU 342 or Concentration in Corrections (9 hours):  CRJU 231, CRJU 313, CRJU 314.

Internship Program: Students will be able to receive practical experience in Forensic Psychology by enrolling in fieldwork placements in such settings as forensic psychology hospitals (emotionally disturbed offenders), prisons/jails, and agencies related to the family court or treatment of youthful offenders.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Major in Forensic Psychology:  Minimum of 52 credit hours including:  PSYC 105, CRJU 101, STAT 213 (C+ or higher*), PSYC 215 (C+ or higher*), PSYC 421 (at least three credit hours Forensic Psychology Internship), 16 credit hours including:  PSYC 306, PSYC 321, PSYC 324, PSYC 325, WI-PSYC 342, WI-PSYC 404.  In addition, 9 credit hours in Criminal Justice/Sociology including :  SOC 342, CRJU 400, CRJU 411.  One of the following concentrations:  Concentration in Policing (9 hours):  CRJU 102, 303, 342 or Concentration in Corrections(9 hours):  CRJU 231, 313, 314.  In addition, to obtain a Bachelor or Science in Forensic Psychology must complete BIOL 101, or 199 and 200, CHEM 103 or 105 and 106, PHYS 110, or 160, or 201, or 203 and 204 (required for DPT), MATH 151 (or higher level math; MATH 191 recommended for graduate school in Psychology).

*For Secondary Education Majors, Requirements for a Teaching Major in Psychology (7-12):  A minimum of 30 semester hours including:  PSYC 105, PSYC 205, STAT 213 (C or better), PSYC 215 (C or better), EDUC   284, PSYC 324. One course from each of four areas:

1.  Biopsychology:  PSYC 350, 355, 360, 402, 403.
2.  Clinical:  PSYC 323, 324, 332, WI-342, 343.
3.  Social/Developmental:  PSYC 203, 305, 306, WI-312, WI-314
4.  Other:  PSYC 201, 205, 321, 325, 331, 348 or 414.

Education courses required for a teaching major are found in the Education Department section.

Requirements for a MInor:  15 semester credits of psychology, including PSYC 105, 215 (C or better), STAT 213 (C or better) and two or more 300-level courses.

Requirements for a Teaching Minor in Psychology (7-12):  24 semester credits including PSYC 105, 205, 215 (C or better), 324, EDUC 284, STAT 213 (C or better).  Six credits from two of the following four areas:

1.  Biopsychology:  PSYC 350, 355, 360, 402, 403.
2.  Clinical:  PSYC 323, 324, 332, WI 342, 343.
3.  Social/Developmental:  PSYC 203, 305, 306, 312, WI-314.
4.  Other:  PSYC 201, 205, 321, 325, 348 or 414.

Requirements for Master of Occupational Therapy students completing an undergraduate degree in psychology:  Must meet all requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts (recommended) or the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  Some of the course work required for the MOT degree may also meet some of the requirements for the undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Students should contact their Psychology faculty advisor for current information.