Degree Requirements | Psychology (B.S.)

Curriculum in Psychology

The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Students must complete 39 hours with a grade of C or better in each course in their major; at least 15 of these hours must be earned at UNO. In addition, a grade of C or better is required in ENGL 1158 and each science and math course taken for degree credit.

College of Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or Physical Science2  6
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL Sequence  6
Mathematics    Literature  3
MATH 1115 or 1125 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1116 or 1126 3  Social Science Electives3  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS2 3  Arts Elective7  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CSCI 1000 3  Science Electives4  5
Humanities Elective5 3  Social Science Electives (2000+)  6
Literature 3  Other Electives  20
Science Labs4 2    
    Total 42
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
PSYC 1000  3  Psychology Electives6  27
PSYC 1310  3  PSYC 4000 (exit exam)  0
PSYC 2300  3    
PSYC 4010  3    
    Total 39
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
Additional Requirements
Minimum grade of C in all science courses (BIOS, CHEM, CSCI, EES, MATH, PHYS, PSYC)
  1.  "C" or better required
  2. 9 hours in science to include a 6 hour sequence in one science and 3 hours in another. One of the sciences must be BIOS and the other must be CHEM, EES, or PHYS. Select the 6 hour sequence from BIOS 1073 and 1083 (recommended), or CHEM 1017 and 1018, or PHYS 1031 and 1032, or PHYS 1061 and 1062.
  3. Select from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, SOC, or URBN. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement.
  4. Select science labs that correspond with the 6 hour science sequence taken for general education requirements. Select from BIOS 1071 and 1081, or CHEM 1007 and 1008, or PHYS 1033 and 1034, or PHYS 1063 and 1065.
  5. Humanities Electives - FTA, ENGL, Foreign Language, HIST, PHIL, or WGS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  6. Elective hours of Psychology must include six courses, meeting the following criteria: at least one course from each group; three additional courses chosen from at least two different groups; and at least three of the six courses must be at the 4000 level.
    Group 1. Psychology 2110, 2120, 2130, 2200, 4100, 4600
    Group 2. Psychology 2380, 2400, 4310, 4510, 4530, 4550, 4700
    Group 3. Psychology 2320, 2340, 4320, 4330, 4350, 4365
  7. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement.