About the Psychology Bachelor’s Program
The undergraduate psychology curriculum is designed to provide a core of knowledge of the subject matter in experimental, theoretical, and applied psychology. Sufficient curricular flexibility is provided to permit students to emphasize the acquisition of useful vocational and personal skills for later life and to prepare students for a graduate degree program in psychology, related fields, or both.
Communication Literacy Requirement. The required number of hours for the major is 35, including three communication literacy courses in psychology. Courses designated as meeting the communication literacy requirement are PSY 2400 , PSY 3306 , PSY 3401 ,PSY 4305 , PSY 4310 , and PSY 4334 . At least 24 hours of the total credits toward the major must be taken from 3000- or 4000-level courses. Transfer students who major in psychology must complete at least 9 credit hours in psychology at Texas Tech. All psychology majors must have a minor.
In addition to offering regularly structured courses, the department provides opportunities to participate in various research and service activities of faculty members. These are particularly valuable for the student who intends to pursue a career in psychology. Interested students should confer with an advisor or any of the faculty. Such activities may contribute to the completion of major and/or minor requirements through enrollment in PSY 4000 during the junior and senior years. Six hours of PSY 4000 may be counted toward the major and 12 hours may be counted toward the degree.
All undergraduate psychology majors must complete the following core program: PSY 1300 , PSY 2400 , and PSY 3401 (with PSY 2400 as a prerequisite). All majors also must select at least one course from each of six groups: