Program Structure

39-48 Hours of University and College Core Courses
+45 Hours of Required Psychology and Elective Courses
+ General Electives to make 124 credit hours
= BS Degree in Psychology

Core Curriculum

All students who enter MSU must meet the common core curriculum requirements as set by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi to qualify for any bachelor's degree.

  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Foreign Language (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (9-12 hours)
  • Humanities (6 hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)
    • 3 hours must be PSY 1013 General Psychology

Required Psychology Courses

Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 1021 Careers in Psychology 1
PSY 3104 Introductory Psychological Statistics 4
PSY 3213 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 3314 Experimental Psychology 4
PSY 3343 Psychology of Learning 3
PSY 3623 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3713 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 3803 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 4403 Biological Psychology 3
Total Hours Needed: 27

Elective Psychology Courses

Course Number Course Title Hours
PSY 3353 Motivation 3
PSY 3363 Behavior Modification 3
PSY 3413 Human Sexual Behavior 3
PSY 4223 Drug Use and Abuse 3
PSY 4203 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 4353 Psychology and the Law 3
PSY 4733 Memory 3
Total Hours Needed: 18