Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University

Program Details

Middle Tennessee State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology for students interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology and related fields. Classes include topics such as developmental psychology, social behavior, abnormal psychology, basic statistics, cognitive studies, and psychology as it relates to different age groups and environmental settings. Students will gain a solid foundation of the psychological principles and practices of different occupations, including therapy, counseling, forensics, business, leadership, and areas where working with others involves using knowledge of psychological behavior.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated general knowledge which will form the basis for future studies in psychology, as well as the possibility of entry-level careers in fields related to psychology. Qualifications include the ability to tolerate ambiguity act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science serving a global society, and to understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation.


A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credits. 

Must complete 30 hours of coursework prior to acceptance into the major, including prerequisite general education courses in English, math, psychology, and science. Minimum 2.0 GPA. 

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Not approved for residents in: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.