The BS (Bachelor of Science) in Psychology emphasizes the scientific foundation of psychology along with a strong basic science background. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in behavioral or cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine, health professions and other related disciplines, as well as a wide range of careers.
The BS in Psychology requires a total of 60 credit hours. Students must complete 17 courses, with most courses consisting of three (3) credits.
Students must complete the following five courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA:
Students must complete an additional 12 courses:
*These smaller courses (no more than 42 students per class), focus on a specialized topic and typically involve a writing component. These courses must be taken at the University at Buffalo.
At least three upper-level classes (300- or 400-level) must be taken at the University at Buffalo.
The department has designed the Major Completion Timeline to help Psychology majors stay on track with their degree and make the most of the opportunities, experiences and resources at UB.
Our BA is the more versatile degree, allowing for customization based on student interests. Most Psychology Majors choose the BA. Our BS is specifically designed for students who seek a more extensive scientific background.
The Student Learning Goals are designed to address the standards established by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.
|Goals||PSY 101||PSY 207 & 350||PSY 300 Level||PSY 400 Level|
|Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology||Introduce||Strengthen||Strengthen||Strengthen|
|Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking||Introduce||Strengthen||Strengthen||Strengthen|
|Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World||Introduce||Strengthen||Strengthen||Strengthen|
|Goal 4: Communication||Introduce||Strengthen||Strengthen|
|Goal 5: Professional Development*||Introduce||Strengthen||Strengthen|