Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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If you major in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, you will have the option to graduate with a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. This major prepares you for a career in social services, in service-oriented industries, and for a variety of positions in the private and public sectors. You will enjoy a rich and broad undergraduate education that will prepare you for informed involvement in the community. This major will also prepare you for work combining psychology and computer technology or in research assistant positions in medicine and industry.

Major in Psychology

Before you submit your petition please make sure you meet the following requirements:

1. A minimum UH GPA of 2.0

2. Must have completed PSYC 1300, 2301 and 3301 each with a grade of "C" or better. If you do not have all of these pre-requisite courses complete with the required grade you may declare Pre-Psychology.

3. No financial holds on your account

Current UH students can make an appointment with a Psychology academic advisor through their myUH account. The advisor will answer your questions and concerns and will review the requirements for the major. The advisor and you will sketch out a curriculum plan, based on University-wide Core Curriculum choices, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences guidelines, and Department of Psychology Guidelines.

Research Opportunities

Getting research experience is a great way to learn more about a topic that interests you and enhances your psychology education. Many UH Psychology Department faculty members have labs in which undergraduates can participate in research. Our faculty has a wide range of interests, such as addiction, anxiety, bilingualism, counterproductive work behavior, learning impairments, traumatic brain injury, and sleep. If you are considering pursuing a career in research, then getting some experience is a good way to focus your goals and hone your post-graduation plans.

Undergraduate Research Assistants work with Psychology graduate students and/or faculty in a variety of ways. They help recruit and run subjects, enter data and help with the day-to-day conduct of science in a laboratory setting. You will find postings for laboratories currently seeking research assistants HERE. (You may log in with your Cougarnet ID and password.)

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus pro ... Read More

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting-edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UHis home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders. Read less