Lake Superior State University

Psychology: Bachelor of Arts/Science

Program Description

A comprehensive four-year program with emphasis on research, experimentation, computer applications and a senior-research sequence. Excellent preparation for graduate work at the master’s or Ph.D. level in a wide variety of psychology disciplines.

Other Qualifications — A master’s degree in psychology is usually the minimum requirement for the sample careers shown. The Ph.D. is essential for most senior-level positions and is required for appointment to permanent teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.

Degree Requirements

Required Psychology Credits (35-36 credits)

Elective Psychology Credits (6 credits)

  • PSYC Elective - any level 3
  • PSYC217 Social Psychology
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • PSYC265 Child & Adolescent Behavior

Select One Course from:

  • BIOL105 Function of the Human Body 4
  • BIOL122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4

Required & Electives Total (41-42 credits)

Acceptable Minors 21 credits

Psychology majors may select an approved minor (21 credits) or may complete 21 credits in courses approved in lieu of the minor by their advisor. Nine credits must be at the 300-400 level.

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

Bachelor of Arts degree: One year of a modern language other than English (if taken at LSSU, this would be CHIN151-CHIN152 or CHIN251-CHIN252; FREN151-FREN152 or FREN251-FREN252; GRMN141-GRMN142 or GRMN241-GRMN242; NATV141-NATV142 or NATV201-NATV202; or SPAN161-SPAN162. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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