Skip to Navigation
    The University of South Dakota
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology (B.A., B.S.)


34 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Students in this major must also complete requirements for a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences .

PSYC Electives for non-specialization (8-9 hours)


Any non-required USD psychology course (with a PSYC prefix) will count as a PSYC elective, except for the following. PSYC 359 does not count toward the Psychology Major. 

B.A. and B.S. Distribution Requirements:


The following PSYC courses count toward the B.A. and B.S. distribution requirements:

Either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences:


These courses may be used to satisfy either natural sciences or social sciences distribution requirements, but the same course cannot be counted as both natural sciences and social sciences:

Note:


Depending upon the content of Special Topics and individual study courses, they may be designated as either natural sciences or social sciences.

Area of Specialization within the Psychology Major: Disaster Response


Disaster Response Specialization (15 hours)


Note:


Students completing the Psychology Major Specialization in Disaster Response will be required to also complete all the requirements of the Psychology Major. Since PSYC 359 Practicum in Disaster Response does not count toward the psychology requirements, psychology majors wishing to complete the specialization need to complete three hours beyond the 31 hours which is the minimum requirement for psychology majors at USD.

 

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs


USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.