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Bachelor of Science in Psychology


The Department of Psychology offers courses designed to foster an understanding of behavior and mental processes. The department’s undergraduate degree program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The program provides a foundation into the affective and cognitive processes that underlie human development and behavior. Students who obtain a B.S. degree in psychology may work in mental health facilities, government or business, but they will not be qualified for jobs as professional psychologists without further education. Options are available in prevention and substance abuse counseling that leads to certification in both areas. The department is an approved site to offer substance abuse and prevention course credit. Interested students should discuss this option with their advisor.


Admission Requirements

Freshmen:
High School graduate with no college experience
  • Board of Regents' Core: 19 units (list attached)
  • Minimum overall high school GPA: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum ACT sub score: English > 18 or Math > 19*or
  • Minimum SAT sub score: Critical Reading > 450 or Math > 460-470
*The student cannot need more than one development/remedial course

And ONE of the following
  • GPA on the high school Core: 2.0 (weighted average on 4.0 scale)

Or

  • ACT Composite: 20
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access
*NOTE: Graduates from Louisiana high schools: Transcript will be requested from Louisiana Department of Education on behalf of student by SUBR. All other state high school graduates must provide an official high school transcript.
Home Schooled:
  • ACT Composite: 23 or equivalent SAT 1060 (Critical Reading and Math scores combined)
  • Home school certificate from State Department of Education
  • Computer with internet access
Adult Learner < 25:
no college/post-secondary experience
  • Meet SUBR freshmen admissions standards in place at time of graduation from high school
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access
Adult Learner > 25:
no college/post-secondary experience
  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Complete an electronic Attestation Form attesting to high school graduation
  • Computer with internet access
Transfer:
  • 18 college credit hours including college-level math and college-level English w/ grade of C or higher
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Provide all official college/post-secondary transcripts prior to registering
  • Credits submitted for transfer evaluation must be from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the U. S. Department of Education
*Note: All credits earned will be evaluated.
For courses to qualify for credit:
  • The final grade must be a C or higher
  • There must be an en equivalent course at Southern University and A & M College
  • The transferred course must apply to the degree program of study


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The Baton Rouge, Louisiana campus is located on Scott's Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the City of Baton Rouge. The city parish has a population of more than 500,000 and serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center for South Louisiana. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an agricultural experimental station on an additional 372-acre site, located five miles north of the main campus.

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