BS in Psychology
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The psychology BS emphasizes scientific studies, both in and outside of psychology. The BS offers rigorous scientific training in biological and quantitative psychology complemented by a broad education in related fields such as neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. This degree is intended to prepare students for graduate work in psychology, as well as in related fields including cognitive science, neuroscience, and medicine.
Outside PSY Foundation Coursework
The psychology BS requires 18 credits of outside psychology foundation coursework in the areas of philosophy, math and computer science, physical science, and biological science. A complete listing of requirements and accepted coursework can be found in the Course Catalog.
Psychology BS major project includes two components:
- Research lab project (PSY 3901W, 3 credits)
- Assisting in the lab of a faculty member (PSY 4/5993, 3 credits)
- This may be fulfilled during the semester prior to or concurrently with PSY 3901W
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- Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-level credits within psychology and a minimum of 9 credits within the outside PSY foundation clusters as University of Minnesota Twin Cities credit
- All transfer courses needing evaluation for the outside PSY foundation clusters must be evaluated through the departments that house those courses
- Students may request evaluation of non-psychology UMN courses with substantially similar content or transfer psychology courses for consideration of inclusion in the major program
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