Studying Psychology at Regis
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at Regis focuses on the development of critical thinking, problem-solving skills and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
The curriculum of the Psychology major is designed to provide a working knowledge of factual and current theoretical information in the field. Content is balanced with the development of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and an appreciation of cultural diversity. The application of psychological principles is strongly encouraged through service learning, internship, and research opportunities. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requirements are designed with the latitude to prepare students interested in:
- Pursuing graduate work in psychology.
- Embarking on a career in psychology or related area where a combination of analytic and human skills is applicable.
- A liberal arts education in which psychology is a related and relevant major.
Students should work closely with their major advisor to plan a program of study commensurate with their educational and vocational goals.
Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about Regis University.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Psychology.
Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Lower and Division Requirements (47-48 credit hours)
||Introduction to Brain and Behavior (3 ch)
||Introduction to Brain and Behavior Laboratory (1 ch)
|PY 250/PY 250C/PY 250H
||General Psychology (3 ch)
||Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics I (3 ch)
||Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics II (3 ch)
||Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics Laboratory (1 ch)
||Senior Capstone (2 ch)
|An additional natural science course with a laboratory chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.
|Required Breadth Courses
a minimum of 27 upper division semester hours of Psychology courses must be taken. Additionally, a minimum of two courses must be taken from each of the Groups A through D. The major advisor should be
consulted about the best combination of courses to take from each group based on the student’s educational and career goals.
|Group A - Lifespan Development (6 ch)
||Developmental Psychology: Child (3 ch)
||Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (3 ch)
||Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (3 ch)
|Group B - Cognitive/Biological Processes* (7+ ch)
|PY 442 and
|Learning and Memory (3 ch)
Learning and Memory Laboratory (1 ch)
||Cognitive Psychology (3 ch)
||Sensation and Perception (3 ch)
|PY 485 and
|Functional Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy (3 ch)
Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy Laboratory (1 ch)
|PY 487 and
|Neuropsychology (3 ch)
Neuropsychology Laboratory (1 ch)
|Group C - Individual Differences/Social Processes (6+ ch)
||Social Psychology (3 ch)
||Psychological Testing and Assessment (3 ch)
||Psychology of Personality (3 ch)
||Abnormal Psychology (3 ch)
|Group D - Applied Psychology (6+ ch)
||Neurological Disorders (3 ch)
||Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 ch)
||Behavioral Genetics (3 ch)
||Small Group Communication (3 ch)
||Psychology of Women (3 ch)
||Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3 ch)
||Behavioral and Stress Management (3 ch)
||Cross Cultural Psychology (3 ch)
||Psychopharmacology (3 ch)
||Human Sexuality (3 ch)
||Forensic Psychology (3 ch)
|Other Psychology Courses (0-3 ch)
||Advanced Neuroscience Methods (1 ch)
||Independent Study in Psychology ** (1-3 ch)
||Research in Psychology ** (1-3 ch)
||Special Topics in Psychology (3 ch)
||Research Internship in Psychology (3 ch)
||Research Internship in Psychology (3 ch)
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 47-48 credit hours
* One course from Group B must have a laboratory co-requisite.
* No more than 3 SH of PY 490E-W or PY 491E-W can count towards the completion of the major.
NOTE: Groups A-D equals a total of 25 semester hours. An additional course from one of these areas, or from the “Other
Psychology Courses”, must be taken to complete 27 upper division semester hours of Breadth Courses.