Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate 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 those credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and no more than 39 hours in psychology may be counted toward the degree. A senior project is 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 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. Majors are encouraged to take foundation courses as early as possible.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in psychology will:

1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology.

2.1 Students will be able to review the scientific literature and generate hypotheses.

2.2 Students will be able to analyze research data and generate an interpretation of the results.

2.3 Students will be able integrate research findings and present them in an APA-style research paper or a conference-style presentation.

3. Students who complete a psych major will report that the psych undergrad program assisted in preparing them for employment or further education.

4. Students will be able to analyze arguments about the role and application of psychological research in society (e.g., fairness of psychological test use) and/or apply scientific reasoning to the particular issue or problem. This analysis will include descriptions of diverse perspectives, a description of how the perspectives relate to psychological theories or principles, and an articulation of a position on the matter supported by evidence.

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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