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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

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and research and computing literacy).

Research and Computing Literacy Course

  • LIBS 150
  • CMST 301 or IFSM 201

Communications Courses

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • SPCH 100 or other communication, writing, or speech course

Math Course

  • STAT 200 (related requirement for the BS in Psychology)

Arts and Humanities Courses

  • HIST 125 or other arts and humanities course
  • HUMN 100 or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

  • ECON 103 or other behavioral and social science course
  • BEHS 103 or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

  • One of the following pairs of lecture and laboratory courses in the same session:
    • BIOL 101 and BIOL 102
    • NSCI 100 and NSCI 101
    • Other paired science lecture and laboratory courses taken in the same session
  • GEOL 100 or other science lecture course

Why Study Psychology or Social Science at UMGC

  • Earn a respected degree: UMGC was founded over 70 years ago to meet the needs of working adults. We pair the flexibility of online learning with the reputation of a public state university.

  • Save on materials: Study from anywhere with no-cost digital course materials for nearly all classes.

  • Support for job-seekers: UMGC’s Career Services include resume-writing advice, interview tips, and in-person and online job fairs.

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