Bachelor of Science in Psychology, General Science Track

The B.S. in Psychology, General Science track, provides students a strong foundation in various areas of psychology, but also has a strong scientific focus.  This program gives students the opportunity to thoroughly develop their skills in scientific inquiry and interpretation.  This program requires greater study in the natural sciences than the B.A. in Psychology.  Students completing the B.S. in Psychology, General Science Track complete capstone courses in History and Systems of Psychology and the Senior Seminar during their last year of study; in addition, students must complete either the two-semester independent research project, or Helping Skills-Practicum in Psychology sequence, to complete their program.  Both of these independent study courses are advised by resident faculty.

Future Opportunities Available to Graduates

Students who complete the B.S. in psychology have many opportunities open to them after graduation.  They may plan to pursue graduate work in psychology, and would be well-prepared for rigorous scientific graduate programs such as clinical psychology or neuroscience.  Graduates would also be competitive for other graduate programs such as in health-related fields (such as physical therapy or occupational therapy), organizational leadership, law, business, or various fields in the sciences or humanities. Alternatively, graduates may enter the workforce in fields such as laboratory science, technical or research environments, or business.  Click here to learn more about careers or graduate study in psychology-related fields.

Plan of Study

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Frequently Asked Questions

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