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BGS in General Studies: Psychology Emphasis (33 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following prerequisite course:
  2. Complete the following core courses:
      PSYCH 111 : Introduction to Psychological Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 111 : Introduction to Psychological Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Basic course in modern scientific psychology.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      PSYCH 210 : A History of Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 210 : A History of Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 111
      RECOMMENDED: May be taken concurrently with Psych 301.
      DESCRIPTION: Overview of psychological thinking from Ancient Greece to the present. Emphasizes a critical stance toward the assumptions and implications of major psychological theories.
      NOTE: This course contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test.

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      PSYCH 308 : Psychological Statistics. (4:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 308 : Psychological Statistics. (4:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 210 & MATH 110
      DESCRIPTION: Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis and hypothesis testing applied to psychological research data.
      NOTE: Psych 307 must be taken prior to or concurrently with Psych 308. Stat 121 will not substitute for this course. Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 350 : (Psych-Soc) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 350 : (Psych-Soc) Introduction to Social Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Conformity and obedience; socialization, norms, roles; attitudes, leadership, group processes.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 381 : Behavioral Neurobiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 381 : Behavioral Neurobiology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or NEURO 205; or instructor's consent. (Neuro 205 will substitute for Psych 310.)
      DESCRIPTION: Basic physiological, anatomical, and chemical foundations of psychology.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      And complete one course from the following:

  3. Complete 11 hours from the following (including any courses not used for core above):
      ANTHR 101 : Social/Cultural Anthropology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ANTHR 101 : Social/Cultural Anthropology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Aspects of society and culture: kinship, beliefs, economy, and political order among peoples worldwide. Methods and perspectives used in social/cultural anthropology.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      PSYCH 306 : Psychology of Gender. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 306 : Psychology of Gender. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Biological and social contributions to sex role development, sexual self-concept, and complementarity of sex roles.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test.

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      PSYCH 330 : Organizational Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 330 : Organizational Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Personal, interactional, and structural aspects of organizations; motivation, decision making, problem-solving communication, leadership, organizational structure, change.
      NOTE: Org B 321 will not substitute for this course.

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      PSYCH 338 : Sport Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 338 : Sport Psychology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Application of psychological principles to sporting activities.

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      PSYCH 341 : Personality. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Individual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion; personality theories and their associated strategies of research, assessments, and personality change.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 358 : Leadership Development. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 358 : Leadership Development. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Principles and practices of successful leadership: decision making, communications, planning, team building, motivation, and interpersonal skills.

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      PSYCH 361 : Principles of Learning. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PSYCH 361 : Principles of Learning. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Principles of learning; representative experiments.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      PSYCH 365 : Motivation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Determinants of motivation, relationship of motives to emotion, cognition, personality, and action. Implications for understanding self and others.
      NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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      BYU undergraduate campus courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in psychology may be used to fill emphasis electives.

  4. Complete the following capstone course:
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study only.
      PREREQUISITE: STDEV 100; completion of all other BGS program requirements.
      DESCRIPTION: Culminating course required for bachelor of general studies degree: analyze and evaluate BGS experience in light of the "Aims of a BYU Education" and summarize this experience in a reflective paper, integrate material learned in emphasis by completing a scholarly essay, and demonstrate accomplishment of learning outcomes.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.