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Psychology - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (63 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
    21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I** 3
    31574 Research Methods in Psychology 3
    31684 Quantitative Methods in Psychology II 3
    40111 Abnormal Psychology 3
    41363 Biopsychology 3
    Psychology electives*** 12
  Developmental Area (choose from the following): 3
KAD PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)  
    30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)  
    30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  Cognition/Learning Area (choose from the following): 3
  PSYC 30445 Cognitive Psychology (3)  
    30446 Cognitive Neuroscience (3)  
    31043 Basic Learning Processes (3)  
  Social/Personality Area (choose from the following): 3
  PSYC 41282 Personality (3)  
    41532 Social Psychology (3)  
  Application of Psychological Science Area (choose from the following): 7
ELR HONR 40099 Senior Honors Thesis/Project (1-6)  
ELR PSYC 31498 Undergraduate Research (1-6)  
ELR   41498 Individual Investigation (1-6)  
WIC   41573 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research: Social/Clinical (3)  
WIC   41574 Laboratory Experience in Psychological Research: Cognitive/Learning (3)  
WIC   41990 Writing in Psychology (1)  
  ANTH/BSCI/PSYC Electives (choose one from the following): 6
  ANTH 48623 Human Variation (3)  
    48810 Human Paleontology (3)  
  BSCI 30520 Introduction to Neuroscience (3)  
    30140 Cell Biology (4)  
    30156 Elements of Genetics (3)  
    40515 Animal Behavior (3)  
  PSYC 3/4xxxx Elective (3-6)***  
  Science Area (choose from the following): 8
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity (4)  
KBS   10120 Biological Foundations (4)  
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)  
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II (4)  
  Mathematics Area (choose from the following) 3-5
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra (4)  
KMC   11010 Algebra for Calculus (3)  
KMC   11022 Trigonometry (3)  
KMC   12001 Algebra and Trigonometry (5)  
KMC   12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language+ 8
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Additional 3-6
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours


* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Student who are double majors  in Psychology and Sociology may substitute SOC 32220 for PSYC 21621.

*** No more than 12 credit hours of PSYC 31498, 41492 and 41498 combined may be applied towards major requirements in psychology.

**** No more than 6 credit hours of PSYC 31498 and 41498 combined may be applied toward the Application of Psychological Science area. Students must earn a minimum C grade in PSYC 41573 or 41574 or 41990 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

+ Fulfills College General Requirement.