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2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology, B.S.

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OSRHE Program Code: 072 Transfer Agreements 
CIP Code: 422799 TCC Psychology AA to NSU_BA Psychology June 2018  

Major Code: 6756



A Bachelor of Science degree may be earned in Psychology.  The undergraduate degree consists of 25 hours of required Psychology courses, in which a minimum “C” grade is required in each course, and 18 hours of upper level (3000/4000) Psychology electives for a total of 43 hours.  Psychology majors are required to select a minor consisting of 18 hours in a discipline other than Psychology or a second major.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Psychology General Education Requirements

This course prerequisite may be completed as part of the General Education requirements.

Psychology Core - 25 hours

Major Total - 43 hours

Minor - 18 hours

A minor is required for the Psychology major.

Other Major Requirements

Program assessment is required of all NSU academic departments for purposes of planning continuous improvement and meeting accreditation requirements. Psychology majors complete PSYC program assessment components for students in their final semester before graduation.


The first digit of NSU course numbers identifies the student status level for which the course is primarily intended (1000s primarily for freshmen, 2000s primarily for sophomores, 3000s primarily for juniors, and 4000s primarily for seniors).  The last digit identifies the number of credit hours for which the course is offered; zero indicates multiple offerings for varying credit hours.

Higher-numbered courses are to be taken after development of strong critical thinking, communication, and study skills in the General Education requirements as well as a solid knowledge base in Psychology in lower-numbered Psychology core requirements.  Students should not enroll in courses more than one level above student status (that is, freshmen should not attempt 3000- and 4000-level courses, and sophomores should not attempt 4000‑level courses) without consultation with the advisor.


Additional Degree Information - College of Education

In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A and B.A.Ed. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees requires at least 55 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

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