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:
- Psych 370 (Statistics) must be taken and can be counted as one of the two electives.
- 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 (this requirement can be waived with an appropriate placement score)
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