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2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Psychology, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BS Psychology

1

Appraise key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology. 

2

Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains.

3

Implement critical thinking and quantitative reasoning.

4

Demonstrate psychology information literacy.

 

 

Curriculum in Psychology

The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Students must complete 30 hours with a grade of C or better in each course in their major; at least 15 of these hours must be earned at UNO. In addition, a grade of C or better is required in ENGL 1158  and each science and math course taken for degree credit.

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 2
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 2

Humanities


  • FORL Sequence Credits: 3 6
  • Literature Credits: 3 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Science Electives Credits: 6 3

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 3

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • - Credits: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3 5
  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Science Labs Credits: 27
  • Science Electives Credits: 6
  • Social Science Electives (2000+) Credits: 6 6
  • PSYC Electives Credits: 9 8
  • Free Electives Credits: 19

Total Credit Hours: 51


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 30


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. 9 hours in science to include a 6 hour sequence in one science and 3 hours in another. One of the sciences must be BIOS and the other must be CHEM, EES, or PHYS. Select the 6 hour sequence from  BIOS 1073  and BIOS 1083  (recommended), or CHEM 1017  and CHEM 1018 , or PHYS 1031  and PHYS 1032 , or PHYS 1061  and PHYS 1062 .
  3. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Credit is not allowed in both MATH 2314  and PSYC 2310 .
  5. Humanities Electives - FTA, ENGL, Foreign Language, HIST, PHIL, or WGS.
  6. Social Science classes may include PSYC.
  7. Select science labs that correspond with the 6 hour science sequence taken for general education requirements. Select from BIOS 1071  and BIOS 1081 , or CHEM 1007  and CHEM 1008 , or PHYS 1033  and PHYS 1034 , or PHYS 1063  and PHYS 1065 .
  8. Elective hours of Psychology may be chosen from any course in PSYC not counted in the Major Requirements (including but not limited to PSYC 1520 , PSYC 2091 , PSYC 3090 , PSYC 3095 , PSYC 3099 , PSYC 4091 ).
  9. Foundational courses must be chosen from PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2340 , PSYC 2380 , PSYC 2400 , and PSYC 3320 . At least one course must be at the 3000 level.
  10. Required hours of Psychology must include three courses (9cr) must be at the 3000 level or above.

Additional Requirements


Minimum Grade of C in all psychology courses and MATH 2314 .

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • - Credits: 3 5
  • PSYC 2000 - Foundations Credits: 5 3
  • Social Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Arts 5 or Humanities Elective7 Credits: 3
  • Science Sequence (Lecture & Lab) Credits: 4 6,8
Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


  • 2000 Level Psychology Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective - 2000+Level Credits: 3 2
  • Arts 6 or Humanities Elective 7Credits: 3
  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Science Sequence (Lecture & Lab) Credits: 4 6,8
Total Credit Hours: 16

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • PSYC 3000 - Foundations Credits: 3 5
  • Social Science Elective 2000 level +  Credits: 3 2
  • - Credits: 3
  • BIOS (or other Science) Credits: 3 6
  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 4
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • PSYC 3000 level+ Credits: 3 10
  • Psychology Elective Credits: 3
  • Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • PSYC 4000 level elective Credits: 3 10
  • PSYC 3000+ elective Credits: 3 10
  • Science Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.
  2. May include Psychology.
  3. C” or better is required.
  4. Credit is not allowed in both MATH 2314  and PSYC 2310  
  5. Required hours of Psychology must include three courses, meeting the following criteria: at least two courses must be at the 2000 level and one course must be at the 3000 level.
  6. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  7. Humanities electives - FTA, ENGL, Foreign Language, HIS, PHIL, or WGS.
  8. 9 hours in science to include a 6 hour sequence in one science and 3 hours in another. One of the sciences must be BIOS (3 credits) and the other must be CHEM, EES, or PHYS (. Select the 6 hour sequence from  BIOS 1073  and BIOS 1083  (recommended), or  CHEM 1017  and CHEM 1018 , or PHYS 1031  or PHYS 1032 , or PHYS 1061  and PHYS 1062 .
  9. Select science labs that correspond with the 6 hour science sequence taken for general education requirements. Select from BIOS 1071  and BIOS 1081 , or CHEM 1007  and CHEM 1008 , or PHYS 1033  and PHYS 1034 , or PHYS 1063  and PHYS 1065 .
  10. Elective hours of Psychology may be chosen from any course in PSYC not counted in the Major Requirements (including but not limited to PSYC 1520 , PSYC 2091 , PSYC 3090 , PSYC 3095 , PSYC 3099 , PSYC 4091 ).

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