Undergraduate Program

Psychology (B.S.)

The Department of Psychology is part of the College of Sciences and offers four-year undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to regular courses, undergraduate students at UNO have many opportunities to earn academic credit while working individually with faculty members in research and in psychological service settings. As a result, many of our undergraduates have appeared as co-authors with faculty and graduate students on articles published in leading scientific journals and have presented their findings at scientific meetings across the country. Students who maintain a superior grade-point average may graduate with "Honors in Psychology" by completing a research thesis.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  1. The department’s undergraduate majors will attain a broad based knowledge of the field of psychology.
  2. Undergraduate majors will be proficient in the production and communication of empirical research. Graduates will be able to design a data collection strategy, collect and analyze data, and write a report of the findings in APA format.
  3. The department will produce undergraduate majors who have focused training in psychology across 3 areas defined by American Psychological Association guidelines as core to undergraduate training: 1) Developmental; 2) Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality; 3) Sensation Perception, Physiology, & Comparative.

Degree Requirements

A total of 39 hours in psychology courses (about 13 courses) are required for majors; at least 21 of those hours must be taken at UNO. One of the most important psychology courses is PSYC 3300, Experimental Design and Methodology, which is a prerequisite for most advanced psychology courses.  This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to the scientific method, and experimental/statistical design and culminates in students conducting their own psychological study. These projects are often innovative and interesting.  The department offers courses in child and adolescent development, learning and cognition, personality and abnormal behavior, human sexual behavior, sensation and perception, motivation, biological mechanisms, and many others. Psychology majors are required to complete a freshman, introductory sequence of courses, a selection of psychology elective courses, and at least 8 additional hours in science courses other than psychology.

Degree Requirements | Psychology 3300

Minor in Psychology

The department offers a minor in psychology. Please see degree requirements for more information.

Degree Requirements