Mississippi University for Women to Offer a New Degree Program in Psychology

Students at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in psychology starting in the fall 2021 semester. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning recently approved the university’s proposal to add a bachelor of science degree to its bachelor of arts degree option.

Students will have the option to complete the bachelor of arts degree, which requires four foreign language courses, or the bachelor of science degree, which requires additional math and science coursework. In total, the bachelor of science degree requires six math/science courses.

Students will now take 11 required courses for the psychology major, two more than required in the prior curriculum. There will be a new required course, which will provide incoming students an orientation to the major. The students also will complete a developmental area requirement and a biological area requirement.

“The BS ends up being more efficient for a lot of transfer students to complete because they have completed their general education coursework, and they can take the remaining courses simultaneously,” said Holly Krogh, a professor of psychology. “The foreign language courses have to be taken in sequence during four separate semesters.”

Mississippi University for Women is now a co-educational institution. However, women still make up four of every five undergraduate students.

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