If you declared as a BS candidate after September 1, 2000, the minimum course requirements are all of the requirements for the BA in psychology with the following qualifications:

  1. Psych 370 (Statistics) must be taken and can be counted as one of the two electives.
  2. One of the advanced level courses must be an experimental methods course (Psych 475-479)

Requirements outside the Psychology Department

13) Mathematics 135, Survey of Calculus or a higher level course in calculus 

14, 15) Biology 111 and Biology 112

16-19)  Four semester-long courses designed for majors from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics or the course Biology 207, Anatomy and Physiology I.

Notes and clarifications:

  • Eight of the 12 psychology courses must be taken in residence at UMass Boston.
  • Only one of the following courses can be counted as an advanced requirement or advanced elective: Psych 486, 488, 489, 496-499.
  • Only one of the 12 psychology courses counted toward the major may be taken pass/fail.
  • Six credit internship courses (Psych 430, 479) count as one course.
  • The capstone requirement can be met by the required advanced Experimental Methods course, provided the C- grade criterion is met.
  • Courses from Science and Mathematics departments designed for non-majors do not count toward the BS in psychology major.
  • Laboratory sections for courses outside the Psychology Department that are listed as “optional” are not required; labs are only required if they are a requirement of the course.

Courses for non-majors will not be counted toward these requirements; examples of courses which cannot be counted include:

  • Biology 101, 102, 104, 105, 108, 202, 203, 209
  • Chemistry 101, 102, 200
  • Physics 107, 108, 121, 122, 123, 124, 132
  • Mathematics 105, 110, 120, 124, 125, 130