Psychology, BS

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology is designed to prepare students to become scientifically literate citizens who are capable of both consuming and participating in scientific research. Successful graduates of the BS in Psychology will be familiar with the major concepts and theories of psychology, along with how to apply these concepts and theories to contemporary scientific inquiry. Students learn how to apply scientific principles toward the advancement of scientific knowledge of a variety of behaviors and mental processes. Through their experiences inside and outside the classroom, students learn to apply what scientific principles of experimentation and critical thinking to learn about humanity, and to appropriately analyze and describe relevant scientific research.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
BIOL 1010General Biology (LS) (meets GE Life Science requirement)3
or BIOL 1200 Human Biology (LS)
or BIOL 1610 Principles of Biology I (LS)
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) (meets GE Mathematics requirement)3
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC) (meets GE Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement)3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
PSY 2000Writing in Psychology: APA Style3
PSY 2400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
Bachelor of Science Requirements
PSY 2100Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 2500Social Psychology3
PSY 3000Statistical Methods/Psychology4
PSY 3010Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSY 4910Capstone Research in Psychology3
Depth Content Area Requirements
Complete one (1) course each from at least three (3) Depth Content Area categories
PSY 3200Development in Infancy & Childhood3
or PSY 3220 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
or PSY 3230 Adult Development & Aging
PSY 3712Human Learning & Memory3
or PSY 4140 Cognitive Neuroscience
or PSY 4150 Sensation & Perception
PSY 3320Introduction to Clinical Psychology3
or PSY 3440 Child & Family Mental Health
or PSY 4300 Introduction to Counseling & Psychotherapy
or PSY 4350 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
PSY 3420Psy of Culture & Diversity3
or PSY 3700 Personality Theory
or PSY 4200 Psychology of Morality
PSY 3720Psychopharmacology3
or PSY 4130 Interpersonal Neuroscience
Or PSY 4520 Psychobiology
Writing Intensive Requirements
Complete a minimum of 9 credits of Depth Content Area courses that are Writing Intensive (4000-level or higher). These Writing Intensive courses are not required to come from different Depth Content Areas, and the Writing Intensive courses may also fulfill the Depth Content Area requirements.
Psychology Electives
Complete a minimum of 12 credits of additional PSY courses (9 credits must be upper-division)

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Psychology Elective course.