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Psychology Major Degree Requirements (for majors enrolled in the College before Fall, 2012)

The Psychology BS major requirements listed below are applicable only to students who enrolled at the College prior to Fall, 2012.  These requirements are also listed in the 2011-2012 college catalog, which may be accessed by clicking here (go to page 71).  These B.S. degree requirements will continue to apply to your Psychology major as long as you are a continuously-enrolled student graduating from the College under a catalog from the 2011-2012 academic year or earlier.

B.S. in Psychology - Major Degree Requirements for Students Whose Undergraduate Catalog is 2011-2012 or Earlier 

All of the following:

  • PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3 hours)
  • PSYC 213 Conditioning and Learning (3 hours)
  • PSYC 214 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 hours)
  • PSYC 215 Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)

Both of the following:

  • PSYC 211 Psychological Statistics (3 hours)
  • PSYC 220 Research Methods (3 hours)


  • Psyc 250 Psychological Statistics & Research Methods (6 hours)

Two courses selected from:

  • PSYC 221 (formerly 307) Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 223 (formerly 310) Social Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 224 (formerly 311) Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

One course selected from:

  • PSYC 460 Advanced Conditioning and Learning with Lab (3 hours)
  • PSYC 462 Advanced Social Psychology with Lab (3 hours)
  • PSYC 464 Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience with Lab (3 hours)
  • PSYC 466 Advanced Sensation and Perception with Lab (3 hours)
  • PSYC 468 Advanced Cognitive Psychology with Lab (3 hours)

At least 9 additional semester hours of psychology courses at the 300 level or above

8 semester hours of an introductory sequence in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (excluding Astronomy), of which 2 semester hours must be earned in the accompanying laboratories.

At least 6 semester hours of mathematics at the level of Math 104 or above (with the exception of Math 140). Honors College math courses also fulfill this requirement, as long as they are either calculus classes or have a calculus prerequisite. 


  • A maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 400-403 (Independent Study) may be applied to major requirements.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 410 (Special Topics) may be applied to major requirements.
  • A minimum of 15 hours of Psychology courses at the 200 level or higher must be taken in residence at the College of Charleston.