General Studies: Psychology

General Studies: Psychology
Hours33 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This is a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please contact the BGS office at 1-888-298-3137 or (801) 422-4351.
Have 30 hours of campus residency.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis after formal admission to the BGS program.
Thirty of the 120 hours including 15 hours in the emphasis must be 300-level or above courses.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 BYU grade point average, a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and a minimum 2.0 emphasis grade point average.
The program must be completed in eight years or less.
All emphasis courses taken after admission to BGS must be BYU courses.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course (must be completed before taking any other courses, includeds preparing academic plan which must be approved before proceeding):
requirement 3 Complete 11.0 hours from the following option(s)
Elective courses:
Complete 11 hours from the following (including any courses not used for core above):
BYU undergraduate courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in psychology may be used to fill emphasis electives.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Complete a capstone experience (last course to be completed):
Program Outcomes

BGS General Learning Outcome - Aims of a BYU Education

Describe how their coursework in the BGS program has contributed to the aims of a BYU education:

  • Spiritually strengthening
  • Character building
  • Intellectually enlarging
  • Preparing for lifelong learning and service.

Psychology Theory

Identify the major theoretical approaches in psychology & how they apply to human behavior

Human Development

Identify the stages of human development & factors that influence it

Psychological Science and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Describe possible connections between psychological science & the principles and values of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ