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Lake Superior State University

Psychology: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Program Description

A comprehensive four-year program with emphasis on research, experimentation, computer applications and a senior-research sequence. Excellent preparation for graduate work at the master’s or Ph.D. level in a wide variety of psychology disciplines.

Other Qualifications — A master’s degree in psychology is usually the minimum requirement for the sample careers shown. The Ph.D. is essential for most senior-level positions and is required for appointment to permanent teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.

Degree Requirements

Required Psychology Credits (36 credits)

Elective Psychology Credits (6 credits)

  • PSYC Elective - any level 3
  • PSYC217 Social Psychology
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • PSYC265 Child & Adolescent Behavior


Bachelor of Science cognates (8 credits)

Eight credits from the following: biology, chemistry and physical science beyond those used to fulfill general education requirements; mathematics at the level of MATH111 and above (except MATH207); any CSCI or DATA courses; PHIL204, PHIL205, HIST235.

General Education & Electives

Students must complete all general education requirements including BL105. Students must take sufficient electives to total 124 semester credits.

DEGREE TOTAL: 124 credits

Acceptable Minors 21 credits

Psychology majors may select an approved minor (21 credits) or may complete 21 credits in courses approved in lieu of the minor by their advisor. Nine credits must be at the 300-400 level.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.