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2020-2021 LSUA Catalog 
2020-2021 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BS

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to prepare students to secure employment in the 21st-century workforce in the fields of health, social services, education, business, or science. Job areas include employee relations, marketing, counseling, social services, banking, and public relations. Students interested in peopleoriented fields such as social services, business, and education will be well-served. The degree also provides a solid foundation for students interested in graduate study in psychology or a closely-related field (e.g., counseling, social work).

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.

  2. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation of results.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic ethical and professional knowledge in psychology.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology has no separate or special admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified in Degree Requirements .

  2. Students must complete at least 45 semester hours at the 3000-level or above and at least 15 semester hours at the 4000-level.

  3. Students are required to make a grade of “C” or higher in all major requirements (specified PSYC courses and PSYC electives) applied toward the degree.

  4. No more than 60 hours of psychology courses can be applied toward the degree.

Degree Audit

A fillable degree audit sheet for students and their academic advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 120

General Education Requirements

See list of approved courses in the General Education   section of the catalog.

Total Credits: 6

Social Sciences

Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 6

Natural Sciences

Students must take either six hours of biology and three hours of physical science or six hours of physical science (in a single discipline) and three hours of biology. 

Total Credits: 9


Total Credits: 9

Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

Total Credits: 39

Total Credits: 30

Concentration Requirements

Students must choose one of the four concentrations listed below:


  • English Literature Elective or ENGL 3002 - Technical Writing  Credits: 3
  • Humanities Electives Credits: 6
  • Natural Science Lab Electives Credits: 2
  • Optional Minor or Free Electives Credits 22

If students choose the Minor option, they must earn at least 18 hours in one discipline and meet the requirements of the specific minor. If the hours applied toward the Minors are fewer than 21, the remaining required hours can be met with free electives. A complete list of available minors can be accessed at Academic Programs (by type) .

Total Credits: 33

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