Psychology

Psychology
BS
Hours52 - 53 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

At least 36 of the total major credits must be 300-level or above. (Students can enroll in 500-level courses on a space-available basis.)
The Psychology Department requires a minimum of 23 hours of psychology major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
A maximum of 13 hours may be taken as Independent Study (only 8 of which may count as departmental residence hours).
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Note: Waivers based on AP or other test scores do not apply to this requirement.
Requirement 2 Complete 1 Option
Prerequisite courses:
Note: These courses must be completed prior to enrollment in Psych 307, 308, 309, 310.
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Course
Multicultural issues courses:
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Option
Prerequisite courses:
Note 1: Psych 307 may be taken concurrently with Psych 308.
Note 2: Psych 308 is prerequisite to both Psych 309 and 310 and may be taken concurrently with 210.
Note 3: Psych 309 and 310 may be taken concurrently.
Note 4: Students considering application to graduate study are strongly encouraged to take Psych 200.
Note 5: English 315 can substitute for Psych 307.
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
Gender issues courses (Note: If Psych 306 is selected to fill this requirement, it cannot also be used to fill the requirement listed in Cluster B):
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Course
Note: Psych 320 or 342 cannot be double-counted here and in Cluster A.
Requirement 8 Complete 1 Option
Complete three courses in one of the following clusters:
Requirement 10 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Options
Capstone seminars. Contingent upon departmental approval, students may take up to 8.0 credit hours.
Option 10.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Note 1: To enroll in a capstone seminar students must have completed Psych 101, 111, 210, 308, 309, and 310 (or be concurrently enrolled in 309 or 310); one core course from Cluster A, B, or C; and three other 300-level psychology courses (or be concurrently enrolled in the third course).
Program Outcomes

A. Knowledge of the Discipline

Comprehend, apply, and synthesize knowledge of the discipline of psychology. (Content Outcome)

Knowledge of the Discipline

Demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge of the discipline of psychology in each of four areas: (a) learning and cognition, (b) sensation and physiological psychology, (c) clinical and personality, and (d) developmental and social psychology. (Content Outcome)

A. Knowledge of the Discipline

Demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge of the discipline of psychology in each of four areas: (a) learning and cognition, (b) sensation and physiological psychology, (c) clinical and personality, and (d) developmental and social psychology. (Content Outcome)

Effective Research and Writing

Students will demonstrate that they understand and can apply basic research methods in psychology including data analysis and interpretation, research design, psychometric methods, and the writing of results in the light of previous findings. (Competency Outcome)

B. Effective Research and Writing

Students will demonstrate that they understand and can apply basic research methods in psychology including data analysis and interpretation, research design, psychometric methods, and the writing of results in the light of previous findings. (Competency Outcome)

Technology in Research

Use computers and other research-related technology to collect, store, access, analyze, manage, organize, and interpret research information. (Competency Outcome)

C. Technology in Research

Use computers and other research-related technology to collect, store, access, analyze, manage, organize, and interpret research information. (Competency Outcome)

D. Experiential Learning

Apply the principles of psychology in an internship setting (399R), a teaching (410R) or community service setting (420R), or in a mentored-research setting (430R) before graduation.

Experiential Learning

Apply the principles of psychology in an internship setting (399R), a teaching (410R) or community service setting (420R), or in a mentored-research setting (430R). (Competency Outcome)

D. Experiential Learning

Apply the principles of psychology in an internship setting (399R), a teaching (410R) or community service setting (420R), or in a mentored-research setting (430R). (Competency Outcome)

Critical Thinking and Reflection

Critically reflect on the content of psychology, as well as on disciplinary values. (Competency Outcome)

E. Critical Thinking and Reflection

Critically reflect on the content of psychology, as well as on disciplinary values. (Competency Outcome)