Bachelors Degree in Psychology

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Bachelors Degree in Psychology

To receive a degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a student must earn at least 124 hours of credit in a chosen curriculum.  Regardless of the student’s major, 54 of these hours must be from the General Education courses listed in the undergraduate catalog.  The student will also select a minor program of study to fulfill additional credit hours.  The courses needed to complete a major in Psychology are specified.  Students are able to choose “elective” courses in both their major and the General Education requirements.

B.S. Degree Major Minor
PSYC 1113 General Psychology  3 3
PSYC 3103 History of Psychology 3  
PSYC 3123 Human Life-Span Development 3 3
PSYC 4213 Statistics 3  
PSYC 4222 Research Methodology  2  
PSYC 4232 Experimental Psychology 2  
  *Electives (can include lower division hours) 6  
  *Elective Advanced Psychology 18 14
Minimum Total   40 20
 
*Choose electives from the following courses:    
PSYC 1213 Marriage and the Family    
PSYC 2113 Psychology of Adjustment    
PSYC 3143 Social Psychology    
PSYC 3153 Theories of Psychological Testing    
PSYC 3163 Motivation    
PSYC 3213 Industrial Psychology    
PSYC 3243 Biopsychology    
PSYC 3313 Consumer Behavior    
PSYC 3412 Child Guidance    
PSYC 3512 Adolescent Guidance    
PSYC 4113 Abnormal Psychology    
PSYC 4123 Therapy    
PSYC 4153 Psychology of Learning    
PSYC 4163 Personality    
PSYC 4253 Cognitive Psychology    
PSYC 4413 Advanced General Psychology    
PSYC 4460 Psychology Laboratory    
PSYC 4470 Independent Study    
PSYC 4480 Seminar in Psychology    
PSYC 4490 Readings    
 
Substance Abuse Studies Minor
 
Select 6 hours from the following:    
PSYC 1113 General Psychology    
SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology    
SOCW 2113 Social Work: A Helping Profession    
 
Select 6 hours from the following:    
PSYC 4013 Substance Abuse Counseling    
SOC 4603 Substance Abuse and Addiction    
SOCW 4023 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups    
 
Select 3 hours from the following:    
PSYC 3153 Theories of Psychological Testing    
PSYC 4222 Research Methodology AND 1 additional hour of independent study in research    
SOC 4723 Social Research and Evaluation    
 
Select 9 hours from the following:    
CJUS 4403 Prob, Parole and Comm Treatment    
H ED 3202 Therapeutic Recreation AND 1 additional hour in Readings in Therapeutic Recreation--4490    
PSYC 4113 Abnormal Psychology    
PSYC 4123 Therapy    
SOC 4233 Criminology    
SOCW 4133 Social Work and Mental Health    
Total Hours   24  

Note 1:  The substance abuse minor is available to Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice majors.