Studying Psychology at Regis

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)
NS 260 Introduction to Brain and Behavior (3 ch)
NS 261 Introduction to Brain and Behavior Laboratory (1 ch)
PY 250/PY 250C/PY 250H General Psychology (3 ch)
PY 422 Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics I (3 ch)
PY 423 Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics II (3 ch)
PY 424 Research Methods and Behavioral Statistics Laboratory (1 ch)
PY 493 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)
PY 459 Developmental Psychology: Child (3 ch)
PY 460 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (3 ch)
PY 461 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (3 ch)
Group B - Cognitive/Biological Processes* (7+ ch)
PY 442 and
PY 443
Learning and Memory (3 ch)
Learning and Memory Laboratory (1 ch)
PY 454 Cognitive Psychology (3 ch)
PY 482 Sensation and Perception (3 ch)
PY 485 and
PY 486
Functional Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy (3 ch)
Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy Laboratory (1 ch)
PY 487 and
Py 488
Neuropsychology (3 ch)
Neuropsychology Laboratory (1 ch)
Group C - Individual Differences/Social Processes (6+ ch)
PY 441 Social Psychology (3 ch)
PY 452 Psychological Testing and Assessment (3 ch)
PY 470 Psychology of Personality (3 ch)
PY 471 Abnormal Psychology (3 ch)
Group D - Applied Psychology (6+ ch)
PY 410 Neurological Disorders (3 ch)
PY 418 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 ch)
PY 434 Behavioral Genetics (3 ch)
PY 445 Small Group Communication (3 ch)
PY 450 Psychology of Women (3 ch)
PY 453 Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3 ch)
PY 462 Behavioral and Stress Management (3 ch)
PY 465 Cross Cultural Psychology (3 ch)
PY 466 Psychopharmacology (3 ch)
PY 467 Human Sexuality (3 ch)
PY 484 Forensic Psychology (3 ch)
Other Psychology Courses (0-3 ch)
PY 401 Advanced Neuroscience Methods (1 ch)
PY 490E-W Independent Study in Psychology ** (1-3 ch)
PY 491E-W Research in Psychology ** (1-3 ch)
PY 496E-W Special Topics in Psychology (3 ch)
PY 497E-W Research Internship in Psychology (3 ch)
PY 498E-W Research Internship in Psychology (3 ch)

* 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.

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