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Program Structure

39-48 University and College Core Courses +
45 Required Psychology and Elective Courses +
General Electives to make 124 credit hours =
BS Degree in Psychology!


Core Curriculum

All students who enter MSU must meet the common core curriculum requirements as set by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi to qualify for any bachelor's degree.

  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Foreign Language (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)
  • Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (9-12 hours)
  • Humanities (6 hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)
    • 3 hours must be PSY 1013 General Psychology

Required Psychology Courses

  • Careers in Psychology
  • Introductory Psychological Statistics
  • Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • Experimental Psychology (must have Intro Psychological Stats to enroll)
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology

Elective Psychology Courses

  • Motivation
  • Behavior Modification
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Drug Use and Abuse
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Memory