Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements

In order to complete a major in the Department of Psychology, you must fulfill the following requirements:

B.S. Track

To complete a major in psychology, students must complete 35 credits in psychology with a grade of “C” or better (grades of C- are not accepted) as outlined below; 18 credits MUST be taken at UNM to satisfy the residency requirement.  Major requirements are only one small portion of your undergraduate degree. 

To Earn the BS Degree students must declare a minor in a science field.  Choose from the following minors:  Evolutionary Anthropology; Astrophysics; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Environmental Science; Mathematics; Physics; or Statistics.

  • PSY 105/PSYC 1110 (3 credits) 
  • PSY  200/PSYC 2510 (3 credits) 
  • Four courses (12 credits) selected from our six 200 level core courses: 
    • PSY 220/PSYC 2120, PSY 240/PSYC 2250, PSY 260/PSYC 2270, PSY 265/PSYC 2220, PSY 271/PSYC 2110, PSY 280/PSYC 2320 
  • Psychology 302 (3 credits) 
  • Four courses (12 credits) at the 300 level or above 
  • The student must take an upper-division Psychology lab
  • The 35 hours required for a major can include no more than 6 hours of PSYCH 499
  • The student must complete a minor in or distributed among Evolutionary Anthropology; Astrophysics; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Environmental Science; Mathematics; Physics; or Statistics 
  • A grade of C or better must be earned in all coursework to be counted toward a major

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