Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Psychology, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in psychology requires a total of 36 credit hours in psychology, excluding those counted toward general curriculum requirements. At least two-thirds of these credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and no more than 39 hours in psychology may be counted toward the degree. Psychology majors must earn a minimum grade of B in each of the four foundation courses. A senior project is also required. Options that satisfy this requirement include completing a one- or two-semester research capstone, taking a fifth core class, completing a 5000-level graduate course, or participating in a psychology practicum experience. Given that the major allows flexibility, students are strongly urged to work with their advisors to select courses in a meaningful order and in relation to their own career plans. However, majors are encouraged to take foundation courses as early as possible.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (43-44 hours)

Arts and Sciences Core and First Year Experience (5 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)

Psychology Major Courses (36 hours)


All 5000-level enrollments require 1) an undergraduate psychology GPA of 3.50, (2) a grade of A in a corresponding prerequisite course, and (3) instructor approval.

Enrollment in PSY 5383 PSY 5643 , or PSY 5653  requires successful completion of corresponding 5000-level prerequisite course.

Required Minor (12 hours)

Selected in consultation with psychology advisor. Six hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (28-29 hours)

Total: 120 hours

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