Undergraduate Education in Psychology

Psychology BS/BA CurriculumPsychology Minor Curriculum

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The Missouri S&T Department of Psychological Science offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. 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. The department also offers several options for minoring in psychology, adding a psychology emphasis areas, and obtaining teaching certification. See below for curriculums.

Bachelor's Degree Curriculums

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)

 Math and Science 13 hrs

Humanities 12 hrs

  • Eng. or Amer. Lit. (3 hrs)
  • Philosophy (3hrs)
  • Fine Arts (3 hrs)
  • 1 additional course from any of above 3 (3 hours)

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

Foreign Language 11-16 hrs

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

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.

Free Electives 12-16 hours
Major fields Test

Total Hours: 120

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

English  (Composition) 6 hrs

 Math and Science 23 hrs

 Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hrs

 Social Sciences 12 hrs

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

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.

Free Electives Approx 22

Major Fields Test

Total Hours: 120

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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. 

PSYCH 1101 General Psychology  

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Minor requirements include the following 5 courses:

PSYCH 1101 General Psychology  
PSYCH 4700 Industrial Psychology  
PSYCH 4600 Social Psychology  
PSYCH 4710 Human Factors  
PSYCH 4602 Organizational Psychology   

Psychology of Leadership Minor requirements include:

PSYCH 1101  General Psychology

And any four (4) of the following:

PSYCH 4600 Social Psychology  
PSYCH 4610 Psychology of Leadership in Organizations  
PSYCH 4601
Group Dynamics  
PSYCH 4602 Organizational Psychology  
PSYCH 4603 Social Influence: Science and Practice

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor requirements include the following:

PSYCH 1101 General Psychology    
PSYCH 3400 Theories Of Learning    
PSYCH 4400 Cognitive Psychology    
PSYCH 4410 Neuroscience    
And any one (1) of the following:    
PSYCH 4411 Sensation and Perception    
PSYCH 4412 Evolutionary Psychology    
PSYCH 4501 Abnormal Psychology  

The minor requires 15 hours in a minimum of 3 of 4 Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) departments: Departments of Arts, Languages & Philosophy; English & Technical Communication; History & Political Science; and Psychology. This minor is housed in the Arts, Language, and Philosophy department. The psychology course options are:

Psych 4992: Cross Cultural Psychology.

Psych 4993: Psychology of Gender

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

Psychology for Health Care Minor requirements include the following:

PSYCH 1101 General Psychology  
PSYCH 4600 Social Psychology  
And any three (3) of the following:  
PSYCH 4411 Sensation and Perception    
PSYCH 4410 Neuroscience    
PSYCH 4400 Cognitive Psychology    
PSYCH 4501 Abnormal Psychology    
PSYCH 4590 Health Psychology    

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
Cognitive Neuroscience Curriculum Credit
PSYCH 3400 Theories of Learning -or- PSYCH 4501 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYCH 4400 Cognitive 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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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