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 a range of careers and graduate studies in and related to psychology, such as research, healthcare, and more.

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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

Outside Foundation Courses


Psychology BS capstone includes two components:

  • Capstone in Psychology: Research Laboratory (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

View the BS capstone requirements for more information.

Transfer Students

  • Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-level credits within psychology as University of Minnesota Twin Cities credit
  • Students may request an 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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