Bachelor of Science in Psychology Sample Online Curriculum

The sample course of study below is based on the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog. This is not an official advising document. It can serve as a guide for how your existing college credits may transfer to ODU. All efforts have been made to provide accurate program information. However, this information is subject to change by the department.

Our online enrollment coordinators can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation before you apply to ODU. Official review of your student records happens when you apply to and are admitted to ODU.

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Lower Division General Education and Departmental Requirements

This psychology degree is available completely online at ODU, which means you can start as a freshman. If you already have college credits, you may be able to transfer them to ODU and satisfy many of these lower division course requirements.

Old Dominion University Course Credits Notes
ENGL 110C English Composition 3 Satisfies GEN ED Written Communication
GEN ED. (DEPT) Written Communication II 3
GEN ED. Literature 3
GEN ED. Oral Communication Skills 3
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Mathematical Skills 3 MATH 102M/103M or higher
GEN ED. Language and Culture 0-6
GEN ED. Information Literacy/Research Skills 3
GEN ED. Human Creativity 3
GEN ED. Interpreting the Past 3
GEN ED. Philosophy and Ethics 3
GEN ED. Human Behavior 3
GEN ED. The Nature of Science 4
GEN ED. The Nature of Science 4
GEN ED. Impact of Technology 3 Any ODU "T" course

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Old Dominion University Course Credits Notes
PSYC 201S Intro to Psychology 3
PSYC 316 Scientific Reasoning in Psychology 3
PSYC 317 Quantitative Methods 4
PSYC 318W Research Methods in Psychology 4
One course in Area 1: Biological Bases and Cognition 3
One course in Area 2: Personality and Social Processes 3
One course in Area 3: Developmental Changes 3
One course in Area 4: Applied Psychology 3
Psychology electives 12 Choose four 300-400 level PSYC courses. May include Area courses. Up to six credit hours can be from an internship/practicum.


Upper-Division General Education Requirements

  • Option A. An approved minor, second degree or second major (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (12 credit hours)
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure.
  • Option D. Two upper division courses from outside the College of Arts and Letters, or two upper division courses not required by the major from the Arts and Humanities Component. (6 credit hours)


View this program in ODU's Undergraduate Catalog


This bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours total.

To complete this degree at ODU as a transfer, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at ODU.


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