The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology builds on the Bachelor of Arts degree, a well-established program that effectively blends high quality teaching and advanced research with social responsibility. The B.S. degree focuses on an interdisciplinary approach and is designed for students with an interest in research and the biological aspects of human and animal behavior. The additional credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, research and science-oriented psychology courses will enhance an undergraduate’s readiness for graduate study and careers in medicine, research, health care, public policy, law and a multitude of other fields. Through these courses, B.S. students will receive further training in the empirically based, scientific study of behavior and psychological processes, with an emphasis on biologically based investigation. The curriculum is designed to develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, research techniques and intellectual curiosity. Graduates with such skills are highly sought after by employers and graduate admission boards.


Click here for B.S. requirements (UMBC matriculation Fall 2009 or later)
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Click here for UMBC Undergraduate catalog — Psychology program