Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Science Psychology (BS)

A student who intends to major in psychology must attend a Major Declaration Session in the Department of Psychology. Freshmen with 0-30 Earned Hours need to meet with an advisor from the College of Sciences advising team for pre-registration advising for their first academic year. Once students have earned 30 hours with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and a psychology GPA of 2.0 or higher, and completed MATH 102M or MATH 103M (or a higher math), PSYC 201S, and both composition courses, earning a C or better in each, they will need to attend a Major Declaration Session. 

For further information about the major and advising schedules, visit/call MGB 246 (757 683-4441), refer to the bulletin board across from MGB 246, email, or visit the Psychology Department advising web page at 

Goals for the Psychology Major   

  1. Students will be able to define, interpret, and apply major concepts, theories, and findings in psychology.
  2. Students will be able to compute, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative psychological data.
  3. Students will be able to recognize, analyze, and design experimental and non-experimental research in psychology.
  4. Students will be able to interpret and produce scientific writing in psychology using standard APA format.
  5. Students will be able to identify, recognize, and apply principles of ethics and respect for individual, social, and cultural differences.
  6. Students will be able to apply discipline information to decisions about careers in psychology and related fields.