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Psychology Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Psychology Curriculum (25 credits)

  • PSYC 100

Psychology–related courses (12 Credits)—Chosen from the following:

  • PSYC 321 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 335 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 351 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 353 (or another PSYC course)

Elective courses (10 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to the BS in Psychology are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.


9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.


3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Why Study Psychology or Social Science at UMGC

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  • Get credit for your experience: Qualifying prior work, training, and military experience can all be applied toward your degree.