Psychology - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
Kent
Fall

Kent
Spring

About this program

Psychology - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to prepare students for graduate study in psychology and related fields. Topics include stress and trauma, neural basis of learning and memory, social and biological influences on mental and physical health, growth and development of children, and diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Students evaluate and interpret data and gain hands-on experience conducting research. Elective courses may be used to specialize in a number of areas of psychology and related fields such as neuroscience. The degree prepares students for graduate study and employment in a range of fields, including clinical psychology, research and experimental areas of psychology such as cognitive science and behavioral neuroscience, and related fields such as medicine and neuroscience.

The Psychology major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Child Psychology
  • Pre-medicine/Pre-Podiatry

Admission requirements

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.


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Program content

Psychology Major (No Concentration)

Semester One

  • General Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

Science Elective

Mathematics Elective

Developmental Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

Cognition/Learning Elective

Foreign Language

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Research Methods in Psychology (ELR)

Foreign Language

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Social/Personality Elective

General Electives

Semester Six

  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
  • Biopsychology

Application of Psychological Science Electives

General Electives

Semester Seven

ANTH, BSCI or PSYC electives

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Cognition/Learning Elective

General Electives

Semester Eight

ANTH, BSCI or PSYC Electives

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

General Electives

Child Psychology Concentration

Semester One

  • General Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Science Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Child Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)

Mathematics Elective

Science Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

Cognition/Learning Elective

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Foreign Language

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

  • Research Methods in Psychology (ELR)

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Foreign Language

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • Abnormal Psychology

Child Psychology Concentration Electives

Social/Personality Elective

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Semester Six

  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology II

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Application of Psychological Science Elective

General Electives

Semester Seven

  • Biopsychology

Child Psychology Concentration Electives

Cognition/Learning Elective

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

General Electives

Semester Eight

Child Psychology Concentration Electives

General Electives

Pre-Medicine and Pre-Podiatry Concentration

Semester One

  • Biological Foundations (KBS) (KLAB)
  • General Chemistry I (KBS)
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)
  • General Psychology (DIVD) (KSS)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Elements of Genetics
  • General Chemistry II (KBS)
  • General Chemistry Ii Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMCR)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Cell Biology
  • Basic Organic Chemistry I or Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (ELR)
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
  • Introduction to Sociology (DIVD) (KSS)

Semester Four

  • Basic Organic Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Research Methods in Psychology (ELR)
  • Research Writing in Psychology (WIC) or Writing in Psychology (WIC)

Develomental Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Five

  • General Microbiology
  • Human Physiology or Animal Physiology
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Cognition/Learning Elective

Semester Six

  • Introductory Biological Chemistry or Biochemical Foundations of Medicine
  • General College Physics II (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory Ii (KBS) (KLAB)
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology II

Social/Personality Elective

Semester Seven

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biopsychology

Foreign Language

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Eight

Psychology (PSYC) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)

Foreign Language

General Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Tuition

Undergraduate

  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year

Qualification

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic theoretical perspectives, principles, concepts, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Understand and use fundamental data analysis techniques.
  3. Understand and apply basic research methods/tools in psychology and evaluate the adequacy of research designs.
  4. Write effectively in the discipline.
  5. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

Phone no: +1 330-672-7980
www.kent.edu

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