Psychology (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology3
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
or BIO 105 Principles of Organismal Biology
PSY 200Intermediate Psychology3
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics3
PSY 301Psychology Research Methods3
PSY 303Psychology Research Team3
PSY 430History and Systems in Psychology3
PSY 490Senior Seminar3
Restricted Elective Core Requirements
Select at least one from each of the following groupings:18
Interpersonal/Intercultural Core:
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Learning/Cognition Core:
Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Motivation and Emotion
Biological/Comparative Core:
Introduction to Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception
Social Core:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental/Lifespan Core:
Child/Adolescent Psychology
Adult Psychology
Adaptive Behavior Core:
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Introduction to Psychological Testing and Assessment
Psychology Electives
Select six credit hours of Psychology electives 16
1

At least 3 credit hours numbered 300 or higher required. These electives may be chosen from the remaining courses in the restricted core electives above or from other offerings.

B.S. Psychology with Organizational Leadership Concentration

This program is recommended for those students seeking employment in human resources, public relations, or other positions in business or industry where one works closely with employees or the public. It should be noted that the program does not provide technical training in personnel management, but rather a liberal arts background and preparation for on-the-job training.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology3
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
or BIO 105 Principles of Organismal Biology
PSY 200Intermediate Psychology3
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics3
PSY 301Psychology Research Methods3
PSY 303Psychology Research Team3
PSY 490Senior Seminar3
Organizational Leadership Requirements:
PSY 230Psychology of Communication3
PSY 310Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSY 325Psychology of Personality3
PSY 365Social Psychology3
PSY 420Practicum in Psychology4
Cognate Field:
GBA 211Business Law I3
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 324Small Group Communication3

Note: It is recommended that all students preparing for graduate school take PSY 430 History and Systems in Psychology; this is a requirement for entrance to many graduate schools.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  6. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.