The Department of Psychology's curriculum offers to students the opportunity to study in the field's core domains: biological, developmental, cognitive, and social. Students also take elective courses of their choice, and in their senior year choose a capstone course to study an area of interest in depth.
Collectively, the B.A. and B.S. each aim to equip students with self-awareness, an appreciation for individual differences, and respect for cultural diversity. Please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for more information.
Psychology Major (B.A.)
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree requires the completion of the General Education program, 37 credit hours to fulfill the Psychology degree, and 6 additional credit hours of foreign language, or foreign culture, or global studies courses, or a combination of these.
Psychology Major (B.S.)
A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree requires the completion of the General Education program, 37 credit hours to fulfill the Psychology degree, and 6 additional credit hours of mathematics, or computer science, or life sciences, or physical sciences, or a combination of these.
Overall, the B.S. requires 24 total credit hours of science-related course work from mathematics, life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, or psychology courses, such as Cognitive Psychology, Hormones and Behavior, Learning and Memory, Human Motivation, Perception, Physiological Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics for the Social Sciences, or Thought and Language.
A psychology minor is the perfect pairing for many majors, which could include: biology, business, communication, criminal justice or political science. A minor in psychology can be obtained by any major who completes five courses in psychology, above Psychology 101, and receive a grade C or higher.