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Psychology (B.S.)

Bachelor Degree
University of Idaho
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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
4 years

About the Program

Explore the Human Mind

Why do people do the things they do? The field of psychology focuses on answering that question.

In this program, you will examine human psychology and explore its role in mental health, human interaction, the workplace, human development, drug addictions, consumer behavior, and much more. You will build your research and writing skills with opportunities to participate firsthand in research studies on campus.

Whether you want a future in human services, business and management, or other professional area, this diverse program allows you to tailor your learning to your career goals.

Please note that this is a sample four-year degree plan with a fall semester start. Students must meet with an advisor each semester to verify course offerings, program requirements, and degree completion timeline.

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Program Requirements

  • Year 1-Semester 1 complete the following 5 requirements
    14 credits
    ENGL101 - Writing and Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    PSYC101 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 credits
    One Mathematical Ways of Knowing course
    CS112 - Computational Thinking
    3 credits
    MATH123 - Math in Modern Society
    3 credits
    MATH143 - College Algebra
    3 credits
    MATH153 - Intro to Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    MATH160 - Survey of Calculus
    4 credits
    MATH170 - Calculus 1
    4 credits
    MATH175 - Calculus II
    4 credits
    MATH275 - Calculus III
    3 credits
    STAT153 - Intro to Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    STAT251 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    One Oral Communications course
    COMM101 - Fndmntls Oral Communication
    3 credits
    COMM150 - Online Oral Communication
    3 credits
    ENGL313 - Business Writing
    3 credits
    ENGL317 - Technical Writing II
    3 credits
    PHIL102 - Reason and Rhetoric
    2 credits
    AGED101 - Verbal Comm in Agriculture
    3 credits
    Elective Course
  • Year 1-Semester 2 complete the following 5 requirements
    14 credits
    ENGL102 - Writing and Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    PSYC201 - Survey of Contemporary Psych
    1 credit
    One Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Course
    ARCH151 - Intro to Built Environment
    3 credits
    AMST301 - Studies in American Culture
    3 credits
    ART100 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits
    ART407 - New Media
    3 credits
    ART205 - Visual Culture
    3 credits
    ART213 - History/Theory Modern Design
    3 credits
    ART302 - Modern Art & Theory
    3 credits
    CHIN101 - Elementary Chinese I
    4 credits
    ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas
    3 credits
    ENGL257 - Survey of West World Lit I
    3 credits
    DAN100 - Dance in Society
    3 credits
    ENGL277 - Survey of American Lit I
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - Survey West World Lit II
    3 credits
    ENGL267 - Survey of Brit Literature I
    3 credits
    ENGL322 - Climate Change Fiction
    3 credits
    ENGL268 - Survey of Brit Literature II
    3 credits
    FLEN210 - Intro to Classic Mythology
    3 credits
    FLEN313 - French/Francophone Lit in Tran
    3 credits
    ENGL345 - Shakespeare
    3 credits
    FLEN324 - Topics in Germ Lit In Transltn
    3 credits
    FLEN331 - Japanese Anime
    3 credits
    FLEN391 - Hispanic Film
    3 credits
    FLEN394 - Latin Amer Lit in Translation
    3 credits
    FREN102 - Elementary French II
    4 credits
    FREN101 - Elementary French I
    4 credits
    HIST366 - Modern European Culture
    3 credits
    FTV100 - Film History and Aesthetics
    3 credits
    HIST379 - Hist Science 1700 to Present
    3 credits
    HIST414 - History and Film
    3 credits
    HIST442 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    HIST443 - The Medieval State
    3 credits
    HIST445 - Medv Engl Const/Legal
    3 credits
    GERM101 - Elementary German I
    4 credits
    GERM102 - Elementary German II
    4 credits
    HIST350 - Age of Enlightenment
    3 credits
    HIST357 - Women/Pre-Modern European Hist
    3 credits
    HIST447 - The Renaissance
    3 credits
    HIST448 - The Reformation
    3 credits
    LAS394 - Latin Amer Lit in Translation
    3 credits
    HIST485 - Chinese Social/Cultural Hist
    3 credits
    IS370 - African Cmnty Culture Music
    1 - 3 credits
    MUSH104 - Jazz: An African American Art
    3 credits
    LAS391 - Hispanic Film
    3 credits
    MUSH106 - Women in Am. Popular Music
    3 credits
    MUSH111 - Introduction to World of Music
    3 credits
    MUSH201 - History of Rock & Roll
    3 credits
    MUSI100 - Introduction to Music
    3 credits
    PHIL103 - Introduction to Ethics
    3 credits
    PHIL200 - Philosophy of Alcohol
    3 credits
    PHIL201 - Critical Thinking
    3 credits
    PHIL208 - Business Ethics
    3 credits
    THE101 - Intro to the Theatre
    3 credits
    PHIL240 - Belief and Reality
    3 credits
    PHIL351 - Philosophy of Science
    3 credits
    PHIL361 - Professional Ethics
    3 credits
    RELS442 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    RELS443 - The Medieval State
    3 credits
    RELS447 - The Renaissance
    3 credits
    RELS448 - The Reformation
    3 credits
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    THE453 - Topics World Theatre Hist
    3 - 16 credits
    THE468 - Theatre History I
    3 credits
    THE469 - Theatre History II
    3 credits
    THE553 - Topics World Theatre Hist
    3 - 16 credits
    WGSS201 - Intro to WGSS
    3 credits
    AGED263 - History of US & World Ag.
    3 credits
    ENGL290 - Intro to Creative Writing
    3 credits
    FLEN243 - English Word Origins
    3 credits
    FLEN270 - Intro to Greek and Roman Civ
    3 credits
    HIST270 - Intro to Greek and Roman Civ
    3 credits
    HIST542 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    HIST545 - Medv Engl Const/Legal
    3 credits
    JAPN101 - Elementary Japanese I
    4 credits
    JAPN102 - Elementary Japanese II
    4 credits
    NEZP101 - Elementary Nez Perce I
    4 credits
    NEZP102 - Elementary Nez Perce II
    4 credits
    RSTM106 - Intro to Sport Management
    3 credits
    Scientific Ways of Knowing Course
    BIOL102 - Biology and Society
    3 credits
    BIOL102L - Biology and Society Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL114 - Organisms and Environments
    4 credits
    BIOL115 - Cells & the Evolution of Life
    3 credits
    BIOL115L - Cells & Evol of Life Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL250 - General Microbiology
    3 credits
    BIOL255 - General Microbiology Lab
    2 credits
    CHEM101 - Introduction to Chemistry
    3 credits
    CHEM101L - Intro to Chemistry Lab
    1 credit
    CHEM111 - General Chemistry I
    3 credits
    CHEM111L - General Chemistry I Lab
    1 credit
    CHEM112 - General Chemistry II
    4 credits
    CHEM112L - General Chemistry II Lab
    1 credit
    CORS217 - Integ Sc:Explor Solar System
    3 credits
    CORS230 - Integ Sci:Explor in Conv Biol
    3 credits
    CORS231 - Integ Sci:Fish/Wlf Change Wrld
    3 credits
    CORS232 - Science on Your Plate
    3 credits
    CORS234 - Eng and Tech in the Mod World
    3 credits
    CORS235 - Fire on Earth
    3 credits
    CORS236 - Science for Non-Scientists
    3 credits
    CORS255 - Concepts In Human Nutrition
    3 credits
    ENVS101 - Intro Environmntl Sci
    3 credits
    ENVS102 - Fld Activ/Environmtl Sci
    1 credit
    GEOG100 - Introduction to Planet Earth
    3 credits
    GEOG100L - Intro to Planet Earth Lab
    1 credit
    GEOL101 - Physical Geology
    3 credits
    GEOL101L - Physical Geology Lab
    1 credit
    GEOL102 - Historical Geology
    3 credits
    GEOL102L - Historical Geology Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS100 - Fundamentals of Physics
    3 credits
    PHYS100L - Fundamentals of Physics Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS103 - General Astronomy
    3 credits
    PHYS104 - Astronomy Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS111 - General Physics I
    3 credits
    PHYS111L - General Physics I Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS112 - General Physics II
    3 credits
    PHYS112L - General Physics II Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS211 - Engineering Physics I
    3 credits
    PHYS211L - Laboratory Physics I
    1 credit
    PHYS212 - Engineering Physics II
    3 credits
    PHYS212L - Laboratory Physics II
    1 credit
    SOIL205 - The Soil Ecosystem
    3 credits
    SOIL206 - The Soil Ecosystem Lab
    1 credit
    CORS237 - Earth in the Movies
    3 credits
    CORS254 - Our National Parks
    3 credits
    GEOL212 - Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life
    4 credits
    Take 1 course from the following 2
    PSYC215 - Quantitative Methods
    3 credits
    STAT251 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
  • Year 2-Semester 1 complete the following 5 requirements
    16 credits
    PSYC218 - Research in Behavior Sciences
    4 credits
    Take 1 course from the following 5
    PSYC305 - Developmental Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC310 - Psych of Personality
    3 credits
    PSYC311 - Abnormal Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC320 - Social Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC430 - Tests and Measurements
    3 credits
    One Elective Course
    One Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing Course
    ARCH151 - Intro to Built Environment
    3 credits
    AMST301 - Studies in American Culture
    3 credits
    ART100 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits
    ART407 - New Media
    3 credits
    ART205 - Visual Culture
    3 credits
    ART213 - History/Theory Modern Design
    3 credits
    ART302 - Modern Art & Theory
    3 credits
    CHIN101 - Elementary Chinese I
    4 credits
    ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas
    3 credits
    ENGL257 - Survey of West World Lit I
    3 credits
    DAN100 - Dance in Society
    3 credits
    ENGL277 - Survey of American Lit I
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - Survey West World Lit II
    3 credits
    ENGL267 - Survey of Brit Literature I
    3 credits
    ENGL322 - Climate Change Fiction
    3 credits
    ENGL268 - Survey of Brit Literature II
    3 credits
    FLEN210 - Intro to Classic Mythology
    3 credits
    FLEN313 - French/Francophone Lit in Tran
    3 credits
    ENGL345 - Shakespeare
    3 credits
    FLEN324 - Topics in Germ Lit In Transltn
    3 credits
    FLEN331 - Japanese Anime
    3 credits
    FLEN391 - Hispanic Film
    3 credits
    FLEN394 - Latin Amer Lit in Translation
    3 credits
    FREN102 - Elementary French II
    4 credits
    FREN101 - Elementary French I
    4 credits
    HIST366 - Modern European Culture
    3 credits
    FTV100 - Film History and Aesthetics
    3 credits
    HIST379 - Hist Science 1700 to Present
    3 credits
    HIST414 - History and Film
    3 credits
    HIST442 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    HIST443 - The Medieval State
    3 credits
    HIST445 - Medv Engl Const/Legal
    3 credits
    GERM101 - Elementary German I
    4 credits
    GERM102 - Elementary German II
    4 credits
    HIST350 - Age of Enlightenment
    3 credits
    HIST357 - Women/Pre-Modern European Hist
    3 credits
    HIST447 - The Renaissance
    3 credits
    HIST448 - The Reformation
    3 credits
    LAS394 - Latin Amer Lit in Translation
    3 credits
    HIST485 - Chinese Social/Cultural Hist
    3 credits
    IS370 - African Cmnty Culture Music
    1 - 3 credits
    MUSH104 - Jazz: An African American Art
    3 credits
    LAS391 - Hispanic Film
    3 credits
    MUSH106 - Women in Am. Popular Music
    3 credits
    MUSH111 - Introduction to World of Music
    3 credits
    MUSH201 - History of Rock & Roll
    3 credits
    MUSI100 - Introduction to Music
    3 credits
    PHIL103 - Introduction to Ethics
    3 credits
    PHIL200 - Philosophy of Alcohol
    3 credits
    PHIL201 - Critical Thinking
    3 credits
    PHIL208 - Business Ethics
    3 credits
    THE101 - Intro to the Theatre
    3 credits
    PHIL240 - Belief and Reality
    3 credits
    PHIL351 - Philosophy of Science
    3 credits
    PHIL361 - Professional Ethics
    3 credits
    RELS442 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    RELS443 - The Medieval State
    3 credits
    RELS447 - The Renaissance
    3 credits
    RELS448 - The Reformation
    3 credits
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    THE453 - Topics World Theatre Hist
    3 - 16 credits
    THE468 - Theatre History I
    3 credits
    THE469 - Theatre History II
    3 credits
    THE553 - Topics World Theatre Hist
    3 - 16 credits
    WGSS201 - Intro to WGSS
    3 credits
    AGED263 - History of US & World Ag.
    3 credits
    ENGL290 - Intro to Creative Writing
    3 credits
    FLEN243 - English Word Origins
    3 credits
    FLEN270 - Intro to Greek and Roman Civ
    3 credits
    HIST270 - Intro to Greek and Roman Civ
    3 credits
    HIST542 - Medieval Church
    3 credits
    HIST545 - Medv Engl Const/Legal
    3 credits
    JAPN101 - Elementary Japanese I
    4 credits
    JAPN102 - Elementary Japanese II
    4 credits
    NEZP101 - Elementary Nez Perce I
    4 credits
    NEZP102 - Elementary Nez Perce II
    4 credits
    RSTM106 - Intro to Sport Management
    3 credits
    One Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Course
    ANTH100 - Introduction to Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH101 - Biological Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH261 - Language And Culture
    3 credits
    ANTH329 - Contemporary NA Indians
    3 credits
    ANTH350 - Food, Culture, and Society
    3 credits
    ANTH462 - Human Issues/Internt'l Develop
    3 credits
    COMM233 - Interpersonal Communication
    3 credits
    COMM335 - Intercultural Communication
    3 credits
    COMM410 - Conflict Management
    3 credits
    CRIM101 - Introduction to Criminology
    3 credits
    CRIM336 - Comp Criminal Justice Systems
    3 credits
    CRIM439 - Inequalities/Justice System
    3 credits
    ECON201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    3 credits
    ECON202 - Principles of Microeconomics
    3 credits
    ECON272 - Foundatns of Economic Analysis
    4 credits
    EDCI201 - Contexts of Education
    3 credits
    EDCI301 - Lrng, Dvlpmnt, & Assessment
    3 credits
    FLEN307 - Institutions of the EU
    3 credits
    FOR235 - Society and Natural Resources
    3 credits
    GEOG165 - Human Geography
    3 credits
    GEOG200 - World Cultures & Globalization
    3 credits
    GEOG260 - Introduction to Geopolitics
    3 credits
    GEOG365 - Geopolitics and Conflict
    3 credits
    HIST101 - World History I
    3 credits
    HIST102 - World History II
    3 - 4 credits
    HIST111 - United States History I
    3 credits
    HIST112 - United States History II
    3 credits
    HIST180 - Intro to East Asian History
    3 credits
    HIST315 - Comparatv African-Am Cultures
    3 credits
    HIST331 - The Age of African Empires
    3 credits
    HIST380 - Disease/Cult:Hist Wst Medicine
    3 credits
    HIST420 - Hist Women Amer Soc
    3 credits
    HIST424 - Amer Environmntl Hist
    3 credits
    HIST430 - US Diplomatic History
    3 credits
    HIST438 - Modern Mexico/The Americas
    3 credits
    HIST439 - Modern Latin America
    3 credits
    HIST440 - Soc Rev in Latin Amer
    3 credits
    HIST441 - Slav & Freed in the Amer
    3 credits
    HIST452 - Europe in Age of Revolution
    3 credits
    HIST456 - Anti-Semitism/Holocaust
    3 credits
    HIST457 - History of the Middle East
    3 credits
    HIST460 - Conspiracies & Sec Soc in Hist
    3 credits
    HIST461 - Idaho and the PNW
    3 credits
    HIST466 - East Europe Since 1774
    3 credits
    HIST467 - Russia to 1894
    3 credits
    HIST482 - Japan, 1600 - Present
    3 credits
    HIST484 - Mod China, 1840's-Pres
    3 credits
    IS325 - The Contemporary Muslim World
    3 credits
    IS326 - Africa Today
    3 credits
    IS350 - Sports and Int'l Affairs
    3 credits
    LAS462 - Human Issues/Internt'l Develop
    3 credits
    NRS125 - Intro Cons and Nat Resources
    3 credits
    NRS235 - Society and Natural Resources
    3 credits
    POLS101 - American National Government
    3 credits
    POLS307 - Institutions of the EU
    3 credits
    POLS331 - Amer Polit Party&Elect
    3 credits
    POLS332 - American Congress
    3 credits
    POLS333 - American Political Culture
    3 credits
    POLS338 - American Foreign Policy
    3 credits
    POLS381 - European Politics
    3 credits
    PSYC101 - Introduction to Psychology
    3 credits
    SOC101 - Introduction to Sociology
    3 credits
    SOC230 - Social Problems
    3 credits
    SOC350 - Food, Culture, and Society
    3 credits
    HIST454 - Pictures and Power
    3 credits
    HIST462 - History of the American West
    3 credits
    HIST524 - Amer Environmntl Hist
    3 credits
    JAMM100 - Media and Society
    3 credits
    LAS438 - Modern Mexico/The Americas
    3 credits
    MKTG321 - Marketing
    3 credits
    RSTM104 - RSTM in Healthy Communities
    3 credits
    RSTM380 - Principles Travel & Tourism
    3 credits
  • Year 2-Semester 2 complete the following 4 requirements
    15 credits
    B.S Course Requirement
    Two Elective Courses
    Take 1 course from the following 5
    PSYC305 - Developmental Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC310 - Psych of Personality
    3 credits
    PSYC311 - Abnormal Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC320 - Social Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC430 - Tests and Measurements
    3 credits
    Take 1 course from the following 6
    PSYC325 - Cognitive Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC372 - Physiological Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC390 - Psych of Learning
    3 credits
    PSYC425 - Psychology of Action
    3 credits
    PSYC444 - Sensation & Perception
    3 credits
    PSYC456 - Psychology of Emotion
    3 credits
  • Year 3-Semester 1 complete the following 4 requirements
    15 credits
    Two UPDV Psychology, Major Elective Courses
    One B.S Course Requirement
    One American Diversity Course
    Take 1 course from the following 6
    PSYC325 - Cognitive Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC372 - Physiological Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC390 - Psych of Learning
    3 credits
    PSYC425 - Psychology of Action
    3 credits
    PSYC444 - Sensation & Perception
    3 credits
    PSYC456 - Psychology of Emotion
    3 credits
  • Year 3-Semester 2 complete the following 5 requirements
    16 credits
    One International Course
    One UPDV Psychology, Major Elective Course
    One Elective Course
    One Scientific Ways of Knowing course
    BIOL102 - Biology and Society
    3 credits
    BIOL102L - Biology and Society Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL114 - Organisms and Environments
    4 credits
    BIOL115 - Cells & the Evolution of Life
    3 credits
    BIOL115L - Cells & Evol of Life Lab
    1 credit
    BIOL250 - General Microbiology
    3 credits
    BIOL255 - General Microbiology Lab
    2 credits
    CHEM101 - Introduction to Chemistry
    3 credits
    CHEM101L - Intro to Chemistry Lab
    1 credit
    CHEM111 - General Chemistry I
    3 credits
    CHEM111L - General Chemistry I Lab
    1 credit
    CHEM112 - General Chemistry II
    4 credits
    CHEM112L - General Chemistry II Lab
    1 credit
    CORS217 - Integ Sc:Explor Solar System
    3 credits
    CORS230 - Integ Sci:Explor in Conv Biol
    3 credits
    CORS231 - Integ Sci:Fish/Wlf Change Wrld
    3 credits
    CORS232 - Science on Your Plate
    3 credits
    CORS234 - Eng and Tech in the Mod World
    3 credits
    CORS235 - Fire on Earth
    3 credits
    CORS236 - Science for Non-Scientists
    3 credits
    CORS255 - Concepts In Human Nutrition
    3 credits
    ENVS101 - Intro Environmntl Sci
    3 credits
    ENVS102 - Fld Activ/Environmtl Sci
    1 credit
    GEOG100 - Introduction to Planet Earth
    3 credits
    GEOG100L - Intro to Planet Earth Lab
    1 credit
    GEOL101 - Physical Geology
    3 credits
    GEOL101L - Physical Geology Lab
    1 credit
    GEOL102 - Historical Geology
    3 credits
    GEOL102L - Historical Geology Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS100 - Fundamentals of Physics
    3 credits
    PHYS100L - Fundamentals of Physics Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS103 - General Astronomy
    3 credits
    PHYS104 - Astronomy Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS111 - General Physics I
    3 credits
    PHYS111L - General Physics I Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS112 - General Physics II
    3 credits
    PHYS112L - General Physics II Lab
    1 credit
    PHYS211 - Engineering Physics I
    3 credits
    PHYS211L - Laboratory Physics I
    1 credit
    PHYS212 - Engineering Physics II
    3 credits
    PHYS212L - Laboratory Physics II
    1 credit
    SOIL205 - The Soil Ecosystem
    3 credits
    SOIL206 - The Soil Ecosystem Lab
    1 credit
    CORS237 - Earth in the Movies
    3 credits
    CORS254 - Our National Parks
    3 credits
    GEOL212 - Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life
    4 credits
    Take 1 course from the following 5
    PSYC305 - Developmental Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC311 - Abnormal Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC430 - Tests and Measurements
    3 credits
    PSYC310 - Psych of Personality
    3 credits
    PSYC320 - Social Psychology
    3 credits
  • Year 4-Semester 1 complete the following 4 requirements
    15 credits
    PSYC415 - History/Systems of Psychology
    3 credits
    One B.S Course Requirement
    Two Elective Courses
    Take 1 course from the following 6
    PSYC325 - Cognitive Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC372 - Physiological Psych
    3 credits
    PSYC390 - Psych of Learning
    3 credits
    PSYC425 - Psychology of Action
    3 credits
    PSYC444 - Sensation & Perception
    3 credits
    PSYC456 - Psychology of Emotion
    3 credits
  • Year 4-Semester 2 complete the following 3 requirements
    15 credits
    One UPDV Psychology, Major Elective Course
    One B.S Course Requirement
    Three Elective Courses
Grand Total Credits
120

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.