What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Science degrees in psychological science provide excellent training for the kinds of skills that employers and graduate schools seek, especially skills like critical thinking, understanding behavior, working effectively in diverse organizations, and using and interpreting data.

This concentration focuses on use of advanced data manipulation and statistical analysis techniques within psychological science to examine discipline-specific research questions.

No minor or second major and no second Psychological Science concentration are required. MATH 136 (Calculus 1) is required for this concentration.

Foundations of Psychology (15 hours)

Survey of the Discipline (3 hours)

PSYS 100 Introductory Psychology
PSYS 160 Introduction to Biopsychology

Developmental Processes (3 hours)

PSYS 220 Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYS 321 Child Developmental Psychology

Learning and Cognition (3 hours)

PSYS 331 Principles of Human and Animal Learning
PSYS 333 Cognitive Psychology

Individual Differences and Social Processes (3 hours)

PSYS 350 Social Psychology
PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology

Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes (3 hours)

PSYS 360 (or PSYS 362) Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYS 363 Sensory and Perceptual Systems

Research Methods and Statistics (7 hours)

PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory
PSYS 313 Statistics in Psychology

Integrative Science in Psychology (3 hours)

PSYS 380 Psychology and Science Fiction
PSYS 481 History of Psychology
PSYS 490 Research, Readings, or Special Projects in Psychology

Lab Experience (1 hour)

Select any one PSYS course with a laboratory or lecture / laboratory designation at the 300-level or above.
This requirement began with the 2017-2018 catalog.

Quantitative Psychology Concentration Courses (24-25 hours)

Required (9 hours)

PSYS 413 Psychological Measurement
STAT 301 Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics
STAT 330 Introduction to Statistical Software

Elective in Introductory Computer Coding (3 hours)

CS 146 Introduction to Programming
CS 170 Problem Solving and Programming
CS 180 Computer Science 1

Elective in Advanced Statistics (3 hours)

STAT 401 Regression Analysis
STAT 402 Experimental Design

Psychological Science Electives (9 hours)
Select 9 PSYS upper-level hours in consultation with an advisor. No more than 3 hours of 490 can be used to satisfy these elective hours. An additional 3 hours of 490 can be applied to the Integrative Science in Psychology Requirement.

Which department am I in?

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,687.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Ogden College Hall Suite 1017,

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11075,

BOWLING GREEN,

Kentucky,

42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a secondary school education and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES