Bachelor's in Psychology

Developers of Human Potential

Are you interested in learning about what motivates human behavior and the human mind?

Do you enjoy working with and helping others?

Do you want a well-rounded degree that can lead to a variety of rewarding careers in diverse fields?

A degree in Psychology is the answer!

Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology is one of the university's most popular majors. Our graduates have gone on to obtain employment in higher education, counseling, health professions, case management, therapy, and many more. Many of our graduates go on to attend Graduate School in Psychology and/or Counseling. A degree in Psychology is recommended for any student interested in learning about, and working with, other individuals.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve programs related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.

Overview of Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Students will need to complete NSU's General Education requirements OR transfer in an Associate's of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate's of Science (A.S.) from a public 2-year college in Oklahoma.

Psychology Major - 43 credit hours

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology must be completed prior to any other Psychology courses. 

  • Psychology Core - 25 credit hours
    • PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 2023 - Life-Span Development
    • PSYC 3553 - Psychological Statistics
    • PSYC 3574 - Experimental Psychology with Lab
    • PSYC 4043 - Physiological Psychology
    • PSYC 4513 - History and Systems of Psychology
    • Core electives (select 6 credit hours from the following courses):
      • PSYC 3453 - Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYC 3463 - Theories of Learning
      • PSYC 4153 - Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 4563 - Psychology of Personality
      • PSYC 4673 - Social Psychology
  • Psychology Electives - 18 credit hours

Minor - 18 credit hours

Psychology majors are required to declare a minor in another discipline. Explore available minors here. 

NOTE // Additional hours may be required.

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