Department of Psychology Advising and Degree Policies

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 may be advised for both the Summer and Fall semesters.

II. General InformationConcerning the B.A. Degree in Psycholog

Total Hours Required for Graduation

120-121 hours must be earned for the Bachelor's degree in Psychology

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to completing a total 121 hours in the curriculum detailed below, a student must have an overall adjusted average of 2.0 in all Psychology courses. The final 30 hours must be earned at Southeastern. Also, half of the required Psychology hours and at least 25 percent of credit semester hours must be earned at Southeastern. Any exceptions must be approved by the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Beginning with the 2005-2006 catalog, Psychology majors must make a grade of “C” or better in all Psychology courses.

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.

English Requirement:

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.

History Requirement:

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.

Mathematics Requirements:

A total of six (6) hours in Mathematics is required for all majors. Students must earn credit for Mathematics 161. In addition, they must earn credit for either Math 162, 163, or 165. 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 of all students. At least three hour’s credit in Biological Science and at least 3 hours credit in Physical Science are required. General Biology 151 and Biology Lab 152 are specifically required. Students must complete a total of 8 hours in a Natural Science sequence. The Psychology Department strongly recommends that in addition to earning credit for General Biology 151/152, students also earn credit for either Zoology 250/252 OR Zoology 241.

Social Science Elective Requirement:

Students are required to earn three (3) hours of credit in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Geography (with the exception of GEOG 205).

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.

Sociology Requirement:

In addition to the Social Science elective above, Psychology majors are required to earn credit for three (3) hours in Sociology.

Psychology Requirement:

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 23 hours of any other elective including Psychology electives.

I have reviewed, and discussed, the above policies with a Psychology Department Faculty Advisor.

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**Honors Track

A Psychology Honors Track is available for students in the University Honors Program. The Psychology Honors Trackprovides an upper division research mentorship. See the catalog for a full description of the Honors Track.