Follow your passion for psychology
To begin course work in the field of psychology, you initially need to be admitted to Missouri State. Before completing 75 credit hours, you must also be admitted to a degree program. These hours must include the following basic required courses: GEP 101, COM 115, ENG 110, and MTH 130 or higher. Admission to the psychology degree program requires completion of PSY 150 (Introduction to the Psychology Major).
Declaring a psychology major or minor
To declare or change a major or minor to psychology, students should:
- Visit the Academic Advisement Center (University Hall 109) or the Office of the Registrar (Carrington 320) to declare or change a major or minor.
- Contact the Psychology Advisement Center at 417-836-6841 to schedule an advisement appointment, during which an overview of the program will be provided and an advisor will be assigned.
Admission to the psychology degree program
Students will be admitted as pre-majors to the psychology degree program upon declaration of the psychology major. Students must complete PSY 150 before earning 75 credit hours to avoid being blocked from registering for the next semester’s classes.
- Students with General Education catalog years before fall 2014 are strongly encouraged to complete: GEP 101/UHC 110, CIS/CSC 101 or CSC 111, COM 115, ENG 110, MTH 130 or higher, and KIN 100 within their first 30 hours.
- Students with General Education catalog years beginning in fall 2014 are strongly encouraged to complete GEP 101/UHC 110, ENG110, COM 115, and MTH 130 or higher within their first 30 hours.
No application is needed for admission to the psychology degree program. The Psychology Department will admit pre-majors to the degree program upon successful completion of PSY 150. Admission to the psychology degree program establishes the catalog year for a student majoring in psychology.