To earn a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, students must complete a total of 120 credit hours, including 52 required hours of core psychology courses. Students earn additional credits through elective courses, such as the Practicum in Psychology, which allows for placements in social service agencies, counseling practices, psychiatric hospitals, research institutions, government offices and other professional settings. To accommodate the busy schedules of our students, the department offers daytime, evening and online classes.
The minor in Tutoring and Mentoring combines leadership, group dynamics and effective communication with invaluable field experience. Senior-level psychology majors work with students in the General Psychology course as peer tutors and mentors while learning classroom management and pedagogical skills. Successful completion of this track prepares students to be competitive in graduate school admissions and teaching assistantships.