Bachelor of Science Psychology 4-Year Plan of Work

*Bachelor of Science requires 27 credits of non-psychology science from approved list.

Term
Courses
Hours
Total
One (Fall)
ENG 1020 (BC)
3
 
 
PSY 1010 (LS/LB)
4
 
 
3-5
 
 
Social Science (SS)
3-4
 
 
 
 
13
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Two (Winter)
Intermediate Composition (IC
3
 
 
American Society and Institutions (AI)
3-4
 
 
Foreign Language 1010
4
 
 
PSY “Core” Course
3
 
 
 
 
26
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Three (Fall)
Foreign Language 1020
4
 
 
PSY 3020
4
 
 
Oral Communication (OC)
3
 
 
Physical Science (PS)
3-4
 
 
 
 
40
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Four (Winter)
Foreign Language 2010 (FC)
4
 
 
PSY 3010
4
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
3
 
 
Critical Thinking (CT)
3
 
 
 
 
54
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Five (Fall) 
PSY Experimental Lecture (PSY 3040, 3060, or 3080)
 
 
PSY 3993 (WI)
2
 
 
PSY Elective
3
 
 
Historical Studies (HS
3-4 
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
4
 
 
 
 
69 
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
 Six (Winter)
PSY Elective
 
 
PSY "Core" Course
4
 
 
Philosophy and Letters (PL)
3-4
 
 
Social Science (SS)
3-4
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
3
 
 
 
 
85
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Seven (Fall) 
PSY Elective
4
 
 
PSY Elective
4
 
 
Civilizations and Societies (CS
3-4 
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
3
 
 
 
 
103 
 
 
 
 
Term
Courses
Hours
Total
Eight (Winter)
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)
3-4 
 
 
Third Science (TS)
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course
 
 
Non-Psychology Science course/ Elective
 
 
Elective
4
 
 
 
 
120 

 
General Notes:
  • Need minimum 120 credit hours
  • At least 15 credits at 3000-level or above
  • Minimum 2.0 overall and major GPA
  • Last consecutive 30 credits must be earned at Wayne State University
  • No more than 64 credits from two-year schools can apply toward 120 credit minimum
  • No more than 32 credits by examination
Major Notes:
  • At least 34 credit hours of Psychology beyond Introductory Psychology Requirement
  • At least 20 credit hours in Psychology must be completed at Wayne State University
  • Must earn “C” or better in either PSY 1010 or PSY 1030 
  • No more than 46 credits in Psychology (including Introductory Psychology) will count toward the 120 credits for graduation

If you have any questions about the plan of work, contact our advising team.  

 
 

 

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