Psychology: Program and Advising Information
BU's psychology curriculum requires 36 hours of psychology courses comprised of a core sequence founded in basic psychological principles and upper level requirements from among a number of courses in specified areas.
With the guidance of an academic psychology advisor, students can tailor their schedule meet their individual needs or interests.
Several applied courses may be selected as one of two required capstone courses. Students who wish to pursue academic or research careers are able to conduct an independent study under the supervision of one of our faculty members.
Additionally, students often work with faculty for no formal credit to further enhance their research knowledge and skills. The results of these research projects are routinely presented at regional and national conferences.
Students interested in on-site experience in a variety of psychological settings may complete a service-oriented practicum. Many practicum experiences have led to employment opportunities following graduation.
Students wishing to gain hands-on teaching experience and increased possibility of a teaching assistantship in graduate school may take a capstone course focused on college-level pedagogy and work as teaching assistants (TAs) with professors who teach the General Psychology course.