Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Psychology (Pre-Medical Concentration)

Minimum required: 134 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. For transfer students, 18 semester credit hours may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Psychology Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    PSY 1300Introduction to Psychology3
    TCCN: PSYC 2301
    PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
    TCCN: PSYC 2314
    PSY 2301Introduction to Statistics3
    TCCN: PSYC 2317
    PSY 3331Social Psychology3
    TCCN: PSYC 2319
    PSY 3315Abnormal Psychology3
    TCCN: PSYC 2320
    PSY 3322Brain and Behavior3
    TCCN: PSYC 2330
    Total Hours18
  3. Students in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Psychology are required to take at least one course from each of Groups A-C and to take PSY 4391.
  4. A minor in Biology is required.  Additionally, students must complete BIO 3421 as part of their required Biology electives.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses). Of these, at least 18 advanced hours must be in Psychology. Sufficient courses from the minor and other electives must be selected to ensure a total of 36 hours of advanced coursework.
  6. Nine hours of writing intensive courses (not including ENG 1310 or ENG 1320) are required.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursThird SemesterHours
BIO 11301BIO 11311CHEM 11421
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3BIO 1331 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 13423
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3CHEM 11411HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3CHEM 13413 
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)13ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
US 11001POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 14 14 7
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursThird SemesterHours
BIO 24004BIO 24504Summer I: 
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421Modern Language 14104
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423Summer II: 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Modern Language 14204
PSY 21011ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
PSY 23013PSY 21001 
 15 15 8
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 34214CHEM 43753 
PSY 340214PSY Group B3 
PSY 332213PSY Advanced Elective3 
PSY Group A3ENG 33033 
 ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 14 15 
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
PHYS 11151PHYS 11251 
PHYS 13153PHYS 13253 
PSY Group C3PSY Advanced Elective3 
PSY Advanced Elective3PSY 43913 
BIO Advanced Elective23BIO Advanced Elective23 
 16 16 
Total Hours: 134
GROUP A - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
PSY 3312Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 3313Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3
GROUP B - INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES/SOCIAL BEHAVOIR
PSY 3315Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3316Personality Psychology3
PSY 3331Social Psychology3
GROUP C - COGNITION AND LEARNING
PSY 3321Sensation and Perception3
PSY 3341Cognitive Processes3
PSY 4342Learning and Memory3