B.S. Psychology

Within the past few decades, psychology as a science has flourished. We now recognize the vital importance of biology, especially, in understanding human thought and behavior. As such, the LHU Psychology Department developed a bachelor of science degree that emphasizes the connections between psychology, biology, and computer science. The program requires specific courses in computer science and psychobiology. The program also requires research experience through independent study. This degree is especially useful for those planning to attend graduate school, although many of our Bachelor of Arts students also go on to graduate school.

Our program follows the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology, so students know that they are getting a quality education that will serve them well in their further academic and professional pursuits.

What does the B.S. require that the B.A. doesn’t?

  • Completion of a Computer Skill Enhancement course (COMP150 or COMP160)
  • PSYC499 (Independent Study)
  • B- or better in all Psychology Core courses
  • C+ or better in all Psychology Supplemental Core Requirements


Note: The suggested course sequence is an example of the path that may be taken to complete the bachelor of sciences degree in Psychology.  It is unlikely that any particular student will follow this suggested course sequence exactly. Students make many individual choices about which courses to take to fulfill degree requirements, and courses may not always be available during a specific semester. The suggested course sequence should be viewed as a guideline; it is not indicative of when courses must be taken.