Program Structure

48 hours of General Education Courses + 43 Hours of Educational Psychology + 18-24 Hours in concentration area + General electives = 124 credit hours BS Degree in Educational Psychology General Core Curriculum: All students who enter MSU must meet the common core curriculum requirements as set by the Board of Trustees, Institutes of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi to Qualify for any bachelor’s degree.

  • English Comp (6 hours)
  • Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (9-12 hours)
  • Humanities (12 hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

Required Educational Psychology Core:

  • PSY 1013 General Psychology (3)
  • EPY 2513 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • EPY 3063 Psychology of Individual Differences (3)
  • EPY 3503 Principles of Educational Psychology (3)
  • EPY 3543 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • EPY 4033 Application of Learning Theories (3)
  • EPY 4073 Personal and Motivational Factors in Education (3)
  • EPY 4214 Educational and Psychological Statistics (4)
  • EPY 4313 Measurement and Evaluations (3)
  • EPY 4553 Creativity/Innovation (3)
  • EPY 4513 Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology (3)
  • EPY 4683 Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology (3)
  • PSY 3623 Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY or SO Elective above 3000 (3)

Emphasis Area: 18 credit hours concentration area developed with advisor. Areas may include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Counseling/Clinical Applications
  • The Developing Child
  • Youth and Teen Studies
  • Law and Order
  • Human Resources and Industrial Applications
  • Kinesiology
  • Other Minor or Certificate

General Electives: 12 credit hours