Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Requirements
To earn their BS, students must complete all of the BA requirements, plus at least three additional advanced courses (17 credits) in mathematics and science. ***As of Fall 2016, the math requirements for the BS in Psychology have changed. Students pursuing the BS must successfully complete MATH 120 (formerly MATH 220) or MATH 136* or MATH 140 with a grade of "C-" or higher. (Note: MATH 136 is restricted to Biological Sciences majors only.)

As of February 7, 2022 we have expanded the choices for BS courses. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Completing the BS requires advanced planning especially since each class has prerequisites. Always check the prerequisites posted on Testudo before you register for a class. 
  • PSYC courses counting towards the B.S. requirements will NOT count towards the thematic or 400 level requirements for the PSYC major.
  • You can still only take 3 PSYC classes per semester (not including PSYC123, PSYC303, PSYC309G, PSYC309P, PSYC309R, PSYC389, PSYC478, PSYC479). 

Click here to view the Bachelor of Science Requirements


The decision to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology is one that many students will face in their undergraduate psychology career. Please see a PSYC advisor if you have questions. For information on PSYC advising, click here.

Please click here to read FAQs about the BA vs. BS.