and Curriculum Information for Catalogue 2016-2017 and Earlier Catalogues
I. Departmental Advising Policies
Students are responsible for being sure they have met all graduation requirements. Students must familiarize themselves with the University General Catalogue under which they registered as a Psychology major.
Students must have an updated curriculum sheet in hand prior to being advised.
During Spring semester, students should be advised for both the Summer and Fall semesters.
II. General Information Concerning the B.A. Degree in Psychology
Total Hours Required for Graduation
120 hours must be earned for the Bachelor's degree in Psychology
In addition to completing a total 120 hours in the appropriate psychology curriculum,
a student must have a 2.0 average across all psychology courses and either a) a cumulative
gpa of 2.0 on all coursework and on all coursework at Southeastern or b) an overall
adjusted average of 2.0 on all coursework applicable to the student’s curriculum (degree
gpa). Your degree grade point average is calculated using the last grade earned. After
a class has been repeated, the last grade earned stands as the official grade. If
that last grade is an F, and the course is required, the class must be retaken (even
if the student had previously passed the class). Half of the required psychology hours
and at least 25 percent of credit hours must be earned at Southeastern.
Computer Science or Foreign Language Requirement:
A total of 12 hours in either Computer Science or Foreign Language is required. If you choose Foreign Language, you must take the 12 hours in sequence.
Twelve (12) hours in English are required. English 101 and 102 are required of all majors. In addition, student must earn six (6) hours credit selected form English 230, English 231, or English 232.
A total of six (6) hours in History is required. Students must earn credit for either History 101 and 102 OR History 201 and 202.
A total of six (6) hours of Math is required. Students in catalogue year before 2016-2017 must take Math 151 or 161 followed by Math 162, Math 163, or Math 165. Students in cataglue year 2016-2017 may take Math 105 first and then either Math 151 or 161 or take Math 151 or 161 first followed by Math 162, Math 163, or Math 165. The latter sequence is recommended for students intending to pursue graduate school. In no circumstance will credit for Math 241 (Elementary Statistics) satisfy the mathematics requirement in psychology.
Natural Science Requirement:
A total of 12 semester hours in the Natural Sciences is required. These credits are to include General Biology 151 and Biology Lab 152. In addition, students are required to take 4 credit hours of Physical Science that includes a 3 credit lecture course and an accompanying lab. Physics, Chemistry, and Space and Earth Sciences are Physical Sciences. PHSC 101 and PHSC 102 do NOT meet the physical science requirement for our majors. Lastly, students are required to complete a 3 credit lecture course and accompanying lab that sequences from General Biology 151 or from the physical science course the student took. GBIO 153/154, ZOO 250/252, and MIC 223/224 fulfill the 2nd science requirement. Other courses that fulfill the 2nd science requirement depend on the physical science the student had taken previously: ESSC/ESSL 102/104 (for those who took ESSC 101), ESSC/ESSL 101/103 (for those who took ESSC 102), CHEM/CLAB 102/103 (for those who took CHEM 101), CHEM/CLAB 122/124 (for those who took CHEM 121) and PHYS/PLAB 192/194 (for those who took PHYS 191).
Social Science Elective Requirement:
Students are required to earn three (3) hours of credit in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Geography.
Oral Proficiency Requirement:
Psychology Majors must earn credit for Communication 211.
Art, Music, Theater Requirement:
Psychology majors are required to earn credit for two of the following for six (6) hours: Art 105 or Art 106, Music 151, and Theater 131. The student may not take Art 105 and Art 106 to fulfill the 6 hours.
In addition to the Social Science elective above, Psychology majors are required to earn credit for three (3) hours in Sociology.
Psychology majors are required to take a total of 34 hours in the major field. See the catalog for the required elective courses and prerequisites.
Psychology majors are required to have 21 hours of any other elective including Psychology electives.
A Psychology Honors Track is available for students in the University Honors Program. The Psychology Honors Track provides an upper division research mentorship. See the catalog for a full description of the Honors Track.