Psychology Major and Psychology Teaching Major
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS)
- » Program Prerequisite: None. Psychology Teaching majors and minors must meet
the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).
- » Minor: Required, unless a student is a double major.
- » Grade Requirements: A grade of "C" or better is required in all
courses used to fulfill requirements for the psychology major or minor (a grade of
"C-" is not acceptable). In addition an overall GPA for Psychology courses of
2.50 or higher is required. Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation
under General Requirements.
- » Credit Hour Requirements: The University requires a total of 120
credit hours for graduation. For psychology, a minimum of 36 credit hours
are required within the major. The University requires a total of 40 upper
division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above).
After declaring psychology as a major, each student is assigned an advisor.
Psychology majors should consult with their advisor each semester prior to
registration or as needed. Call the department secretary to schedule an appointment. Psychology teaching majors are
encouraged to also consult with an advisor in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
Teacher Education Department). (Also refer to the Department Advisor
Declare your program of study. There are no
special admission or application requirements for the psychology major. Teaching majors
must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).
Refer to General Requirements for
Bachelor of Science requirements. A number of courses
in the major fulfill general education requirements (PSY SS1010, PSY SS2000) or
graduation requirements (PSY DV2370 and PSY DV3100).
Major Course Requirements for BS Degree
Summary of Psychology Courses Required (36 credit hours)
Refer to the Psychology Courses Table under the Department of Psychology.
Psychology Teaching majors are also required to take HIST 4500,
Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12, in addition to the courses required
by the Teacher Education program, and also PSY 4000 or PSY 4090. PSY 4000 is
recommended as the choice unless a case can be made for PSY 4090.
- Core General Courses: 11 hours
- Core Content Courses: 15 hours
- Additional Courses: 10 hours
Additional Course requirements may be fulfilled by taking further Core
Courses, Electives Group A (Area Specialization) Courses, or Electives Group
B (Individualized Instruction and Experiential) Courses.
Weber State University 2012-2013 Catalog