Psychological Science B.S.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

At least 43 credits in major courses, plus 14-19 credits in ancillary courses, including:

ANCILLARY COURSES. At least 14 credits.
CALCULUS I. Choose 1 of the following:3-4
Fundamentals of Calculus I
Calculus I
CALCULUS II. Choose 1 of the following:3-4
Calculus II
Transitional Calculus
Fundamentals of Calculus II
BIOLOGY. Choose 1 of the following:4-8
Option A (recommended):
Exploring Biology 1
and Exploring Biology 2
Option B:
Accelerated Biology
Option C:
Principles of Biology 1
and Principles of Biology 2
ANCILLARY ELECTIVE. At least 1 additional course/3 credits in BCOR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or NSCI. Teaching Assistantships (x994) cannot be counted toward this requirement.3
CORE COURSES. At least 25 credits.
PSYS 1400Intro to Psychological Science3
Choose 1 of the following:3-4
Psych Research Methods w/lab
Psych Research Methods
PSYS 2010Statistics for Psych Sci4
PSYS 2100Learning, Cognition & Behavior3
PSYS 2200Biopsychology3
PSYS 2300Social Psychology3
PSYS 2400Developmental Psych: Childhood3
PSYS 2500Psychopathology3
ELECTIVES. At least 18 credits.
Choose 3 additional courses/9-10 credits from at least 2 of the following categories:9-10
Category A (Biobehavioral): PSYS numbered 3100 to 3299
Category B (Social & Developmental): PSYS numbered 3300 to 3499
Category C (Clinical): PSYS numbered 3500 to 3699
Advanced Electives. 1-3 additional courses/3-9 credits from the following:3-9
PSYS numbered 3100 to 3989
LING numbered 2300 to 2399
Special Topics: PSYS 2990, PSYS 3990, PSYS 4990
Up to 6 additional credits from the following:0-6
Undergraduate Research
Mentored Clinical Internship
Independent Study
Teaching Assistantship


Students completing the B.S. in Psychological Science may not also receive the B.S. in Neuroscience or the B.A. in Psychological Science.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

For a Bachelor of Science degree, no more than 50 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.