Sep 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major, B.S. (General Psychology Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 70649
Phone: (423) 439-4424
Web Address:

The primary goals of the Department of Psychology are to encourage and support the scientific investigation of behavior and mental processes. The department’s undergraduate curriculum provides general and intensive courses of study within psychology, with concentrations in general psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, and health professions. All programs of study provide a well-rounded education within psychology, both for students interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate employment in psychological and human service related professions, and for students interested in pursuing postgraduate study in psychology and related fields. The Health Professions concentration prepares students for medical school applications. 

In addition to the requirements listed, a student majoring in psychology must complete requirements for the General Education Core and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for the B.A. or B.S., listed in this catalog under the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are expected to read the catalog to determine requirements for the degree they are seeking. Students are responsible for knowing the program requirements.


Students with 0-89 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor.  Visit the CASE website ( or call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 90 or more earned credits:

Dr. Eric Sellers
(423) 439-4476

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in psychology should contact Dr. Eric Sellers for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

Graduate Study

The Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in psychology with concentrations in clinical psychology and experimental psychology. Further information on graduate programs is provided in the Graduate Catalog. For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Wallace Dixon, Chair or (423) 439-6656.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requriement 38 credits
     Major Core    (32 credits)
     Concentration    (6 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 16-23 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: PSYC-BS (PSYG)  

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.S. degree requirements.

General Education Requirements     

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education courses:

Total Requirements for Psychology Major: 38 credits

Psychology Major Core Requirement: 32 credits

General Psychology Concentration: 6 credits

  • PSYC Electives (6 credits)

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 16-23 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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