Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (BS Degree)

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A major in Psychology consists of 42 hours including the Liberal Arts Core requirement of Psychology 110  and requires a minor. Required courses in the psychology major may not be challenged. This major is available on-ground and completely online. For admissions, financial aid,  and tuition information for online students, refer to our Enrollment Services  page.

Psychology (42 hours) + Liberal Arts Core (47 hours)

Foreign Language requirement (hours included above)

Students are required to take a minimum of 3 credit hours but are not required to progress past FL 202 (Intermediate II) if the student places higher than FL 201.  If a student places higher than 202, the student has completed her/his required FL credit.  Note that this placement does not count toward the required 125 hours (may vary according to degree) required of all CSU students.

Choose one of the following courses:

  • ARAB 110 and 110L, 120, 201, or 202 or
  • FREN 110 and 110L, 120, 201, or 202 or
  • SPAN 110, 111 or 112 and 110L, 102, 201, or 202 or
  • CHST 121, 122, 131, or 132 or
  • Any other 3 hour foreign language course.

Liberal Arts Core (47 hours)

Major Studies (42 hours)

Developmental (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

Social/Personality (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

Elective hours in Psychology (6 hours)

Students must take an additional 6 credit hours in Psychology. These courses may be chosen from the developmental, social/personality, clinical or experimental/physiology groupings above, any special topics course offered for credit in the major or any other course offered for credit in the major. Students may also choose CHST 250 for this major.


All students must have at least 125 hours to graduate. Students who took MATH 099 or ENGL 099 will need at least 129 hours to graduate. Full Bridge students will need at least 133 hours. Students must meet the Residency Requirements  described in this catalog. 

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