The requirements for a degree in Psychology consist of two parts, those set by the College Humanities and Social Sciences and those set by the Department of Psychology. Students must complete at least 120 hours of course work; 30 of these hours must be in psychology classes. The psychology classes students take are outlined in the LSU General Catalog or click here to view the requirements.
All psychology students must complete these basic courses listed below. In addition, the courses needed to fulfill the College of Humanities and Social Sciences requirements are listed in the LSU General Catalog.
PSYC 2000 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2016* Statistics for Behavioral Science (requires a 2.5 GPA for enrollment)
PSYCH 2017* Experimental (requires a 2.5 GPA for enrollment)
PSYCH 4008 History of Psychology (requires a 2.5 GPA for enrollment)
* PSYC 2016 and PSYCH 2017 must be taken sequentially. Therefore, it is desirable to complete PSYC 2016 early in the undergraduate program.
The American Psychological Association web site provides some useful information on this topic in their newsletters (click here for a recent example). In addition, here are some suggestions which will help:
The Board of Regents determines the credits needed for transfer of courses. Specifically, to earn credit for PSYC 2000 at LSU if you have taken Introduction to Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), you must have taken both PSYC 110+210; for LA Tech, PSYC 202; for Southeastern (SLU) PSYC 101 + 102; and for SLCC PSYC 1010 + 1020.