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About the Undergraduate Psychology Program

‌The Missouri S&T Department of Psychological Science offers a choice of two undergraduate degrees: B.A. and B.S.. The Bachelor of Arts degree provides a broad liberal arts foundation, including courses in western civilization and foreign languages. The Bachelor of Science degree provides a solid foundation in mathematics, biological sciences, physical sciences, and computer science. Supporting courses in the humanities and social sciences are offered in both degrees and the psychology requirements are the same in both.

Bachelors Degrees

B.A. Psychology
45 hours or more must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

English  (Composition) 6 hrs

  • ENGLISH 1120 (3 hrs)
  • Additional Composition course (3 hrs)

History 6 hrs

 Foreign Language 11-16 hrs

Math and Science 12 hrs

Humanities 12 hrs

  • Literature, Philosophy, & Fine Arts (one course in each of these areas, not to include studio and performance offerings)
  • Eng. or Amer. Lit. (1 course)
  • Philosophy (1 course)
  • Fine Arts (1 course)
  • 1 additional course from any of above 3

 Social Sciences 12 hrs (in at least 2 separate areas)

Experiential Learning (hours vary)

  • Must be taken to satisfy graduation requirements. See description and talk to your advisor to approve an activity.

 

Required Psychology Courses 34 hrs

Total Psychology Credits Needed: 34 

Minor Requirements (15 hrs minimum)

  • Check with the department in which you choose to minor for their specific requirements. Courses in the minor may also apply toward the general education requirements.

Total Hours: 120

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 BA/BS Curriculum Sheet

 

B.S. Psychology
45 hours or more must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

English  (Composition) 6 hrs

 Math and Science 12 hrs

 Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hrs (in at least 2 areas)

 Social Sciences 12 hrs (in at least 2 separate areas)

Experiential Learning (hours vary)

  • Must be taken to satisfy graduation requirements. See description and talk to your advisor to approve an activity.

 

Required Psychology Courses 34 hours

Total Psychology Credits Needed: 34 

Minor Requirements (15 hrs minimum)

  • Check with the department in which you choose to minor for their specific requirements. Courses in the minor may also apply toward the general education requirements.

Total Hours: 124

 

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 BA/BS Curriculum Sheet‌‌‌‌

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Minors

General Psychology Minor requirements require 15 hours of courses in Psychology. At least nine of these hours must be at the 3000-level or above. 

The minor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology requires specific courses of benefit to engineering and science majors.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Minor requirements include:

PSYCH 1101 (50) General Psychology 3
PSYCH 4700 (307) Industrial Psychology 3
PSYCH 4600 (308) Social Psychology 3
PSYCH 4710 (311) Human Factors 3
PSYCH 4602 (374) Organizational Psychology 3

Psychology of Leadership requirements include General Psychology and 4 of the following 5 courses:

PSYCH 4600 (308) Social Psychology 3
PSYCH 4610 (316) Psychology of Leadership in Organizations 3
PSYCH 4601 (372) Group Dynamics 3
PSYCH 4602 (374) Organizational Psychology 3
PSYCH 4603 (378) Social Influence: Science and Practice 3

The Cognitive Neuroscience minor is designed to give students a broad understanding of neuroscience principles. 

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor requirements include:

PSYCH 1101 (50) General Psychology 3
PSYCH 3400 (240) Theories Of Learning 3
PSYCH 4400 (305) Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYCH 4410 (330) Neuroscience 3
as well as one of the following:    
PSYCH 4411 (340) Sensation and Perception 3
PSYCH 4412 (345) Evolutionary Psychology 3
PSYCH 4501 (362) Abnormal Psychology 3

The Multicultural and Diversity Minor allows students to select courses across three of four departments, including Psychological Science, to increase their awareness of multiculturalism and diversity.

The minor requires 15 hours in a minimum of 3 of 4 Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) departments: the Departments of Arts, Languages & Philosophy; English & Technical Communication; History & Political Science; and Psychology. The academic home for this minor will be the HSS department in which the student takes the majority of their classes.

More information about this minor may be found on the degree programs page.

5 Areas of Emphasis

Human Resources/Personnel Curriculum Credit
PSYCH 4600   Social Psychology 3
PSYCH 4601   Group Dynamics 3
PSYCH 4602   Organizational Psychology 3
PSYCH 4700   Industrial Psychology 3
Human Services Curriculum Credit
PSYCH 3311 Adolescent -or- PSYCH 3310 Developmental 3
PSYCH 4500 Personality Theory 3
PSYCH 4501 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYCH 4510 Clinical Psychology 3
Cognative Neuroscience Curriculum Credit
PSYCH 3400 Theories of Learning -or- PSYCH 4501 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYCH 4400 Cognative Theory 3
PSYCH 4410 Neuroscience 3
PSYCH 4411 Sensation & Perception 3

Usability of Technology Curriculum

Credit
PSYCH 2300   Educational Psychology 3
PSYCH 3720   Web Design & Development 3
PSYCH 4720   Human-Computer Interaction 3
PSYCH 4710   Human Factors 3

Psychology of Leadership Curriculum

Credit
PSYCH 4600 Social Psychology -or- PSYCH 4603 Social Influence 3
PSYCH 4610 Psychology of Leadership 3
PSYCH 4601 Group Dynamics -or- PSYCH 4993 Psychology of Women 3
PSYCH 4602 Organizational Psychology 3

Teaching Certification

Psychology B.A. with Secondary Education Certification

Communication Skills 9 hrs
ENGLISH 1120 (3 hrs) 
ENGLISH 1160 (3 hrs) 
Speech 1185 (3 hrs)

Humanities 12 hrs
ART 1180 or MUSIC 1150 or THEATRE 1190 (3 hrs)
Philosophy (3 hrs)
Literature (3 hrs)
Humanities elective (an additional course from above groups, Foreign Language, or Etymology 4306) (3 hrs)

Social Sciences 18 hrs
HISTORY 1300 or HISTORY 1310 (3 hrs)
POL SCI 1200 (3 hrs)
POL SCI 2760POL SCI 2210POL SCI 3300, or POL SCI 3760 (3 hrs)
PSYCH 1101 (3 hrs)
ECON 1100 or ECON 1200 (3 hrs)
Geography (HISTORY 2110) (3 hrs)

Natural Science / Mathematics 13 hrs
Physical Science (must include a lab) (3-4 hrs)
Reccomended:    
PHYSICS 1505 & PHYSICS 1609, or 
GEOLOGY 1110 GEOLOGY 1120, or 
CHEM 1310 CHEM 1319
BIO SCI 1113 (3 hrs)
Math (3 hrs)
STAT 1115 (3 hrs)

Professional Requirements 26 hrs
EDUC 1040 (2 hrs)
EDUC 1174 (2 hrs)
EDUC 2216 (3 hrs) 
EDUC 2251(3 hrs)
EDUC 3280 (6 hrs)
EDUC 4298 (1 hr)
Educational Psychology (PSYCH 2300) (3 hrs)
Adolescent Psychology (PSYCH 3311) (3 hrs)
Exceptional Child (PSYCH 4310) (3 hrs)

Clinical Experience 16 hrs
EDUC 1104 (2 hrs) 
EDUC 1164 (2 hrs)
EDUC 4299 (12 hrs)

Psychology Requirements 17 hrs
Intro to Psychology -only offered in fall-(PSYCH 1100) (1 hr)
Research Methods- (PSYCH 2200) -Prerequisite: STAT 1115 (4 hrs)
Developmental Psych. (PSYCH 3310) (3 hrs)
Theories of Learning (PSYCH 3400) (3 hrs)
Personality Theory (PSYCH 4500) or Abnormal Psychology (PSYCH 4501) (3 hrs)
Social Psychology (PSYCH 4600) (3 hrs)

Certification 17 hrs
American History (9 hrs)
World History (8 hrs) 

Total Requirement: 128

 

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Advising Guide for B.A. with teacher certification in secondary education

 

Psychology B.S. with Secondary Education Certification

Communication Skills 9 hrs
ENGLISH 1120 (3 hrs)
ENGLISH 1160 (3 hrs) 
SP&M S 1185 (3 hrs)

Humanities 12 hrs
ART 1180 oMUSIC 1150 or THEATRE 1190 (3 hrs)
Philosophy (3 hrs)
Literature (3 hrs)
Humanities elective (an additional course from above groups, Foreign Language, or ETYM 4306) (3 hrs)

Social Sciences 18 hrs
HISTORY 1300 or HISTORY 1310 (3 hrs)
POL SCI 1200 (3 hrs)
POL SCI 2760POL SCI 2210POL SCI 3300, or POL SCI 3760 (3 hrs)
PSYCH 1101 (3 hrs)
ECON 1100 or ECON 1200 (3 hrs)
Geography (HISTORY 2110) (3 hrs)

Natural Science / Mathematics 13 hrs
Physical Science (must include a lab) (3-4 hrs)
Reccomended:    
PHYSICS 1505 & PHYSICS 1609, or 
GEOLOGY 1110 GEOLOGY 1120, or 
CHEM 1310 CHEM 1319
BIO SCI 1113 (3 hrs)
Math (3 hrs)
STAT 1115 (3 hrs)
COMP SCI 1570 COMP SCI 1580COMP SCI 1970 COMP SCI 1980, or COMP SCI 1971 COMP SCI 1981 (3 hrs)
Math & Science electives (5-6 hrs)

Professional Requirements 26 hrs
EDUC 1040 (2 hrs)
EDUC 1174 (2 hrs)
EDUC 2216 (3 hrs) 
EDUC 2251(3 hrs)
EDUC 3280 (6 hrs)
EDUC 4298 (1 hr)
Educational Psych. (PSYCH 2300) (3 hrs)
Adolescent Psych. (PSYCH 3311) (3 hrs)
Exceptional Child (PSY4310) (3 hrs)

Clinical Experience 16 hrs
EDUC 1104 (2 hrs) 
EDUC 1164 (2 hrs)
EDUC 4299 (12 hrs)

Psychology Requirements 17 hrs
Intro to Psychology -only offered in fall- (PSYCH 1100) (1 hr)
Research Methods- (PSYCH 2200) -Prerequisite: STAT 1115 (4 hrs)
Developmental Psych. (PSYCH 3310) (3 hrs)
Theories of Learning (PSYCH 3400) (3 hrs)
Personality Theory (PSYCH 4500) or Abnormal Psychology (PSYCH 4501) (3 hrs)
Social Psychology (PSYCH 4600) (3 hrs)

Certification 17 hrs
American History (9 hrs)
World History (8 hrs) 

Total Requirement: 136

 

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B.S. with teacher certification