Bachelor of Science in Psychology

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.9
Major Requirements
PSYC 101SIntroduction to Psychology1
PSYC 203Great Experiments in Psychology1
PSYC 306QBehavioral Statistics1
PSYC 498Research Methods and Proposal1
PSYC 499Senior Project1
Select four units from at least three of the following five Pillars:4
Pillar 1- Biological
Biological Psychology
Drugs, Mind and Behavior
Pillar 2- Cognitive
Cognitive Psychology
Memory in Everyday Life
Pillar 3- Developmental
Developmental Psychology
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Adult Development and Aging
Childhood Behavior Disorders
Pillar 4- Social & Personality
Theories and Research in Personality
Social Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Women
Pillar 5- Physical & Mental Health
Abnormal Psychology
Health Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Human Sexuality
Select one additional PSYC unit1
Any PSYC courses, excluding JSEMs, PSYC courses offered Pass-Fail Only, or PSYC 180.
Collateral Requirements
BIOL 121PThe Biological Basis of Behavior 11
MATH 125QIntroduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling1
General Electives11
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major or minor requirements, as well as count as a Writing Enhanced course in the Writing requirement. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World
Select five of the following: 25
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.