Pre-Psychology, B.S.

Incoming first-year students are admitted as “Pre-PSY majors.” Students will be admitted into the PSY major when they have achieved the following:

Students Enrolling as Freshmen

Completed the following courses, with a grade of C or better:
Required Courses
MTH 1321Calculus I3
PSY 1101New Student Experience in Psychology and Neuroscience 11
Of the following required courses, six hours must be taken at Baylor University. 2
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior3
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience3
NSC 1106Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory1
PSY 2402Statistics4
Additional Requirements
Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in no fewer than 40 hours completed at Baylor University.
All students will be evaluated at the conclusion of the summer, fall or spring term in which 40 hours is surpassed. Students failing to meet these requirements for promotion at that time will be ineligible to continue in the BS PSY major.
Total Hours15
1

Transfer or AP credit cannot be used to complete these six hour requirements for promotion, although they may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

2

Students who completed another New Student Experience course can petition to allow that course to substitute for PSY 1101 New Student Experience in Psychology and Neuroscience.

Students Enrolling as Transfers

Students transferring from another institution may select Pre-PSY (BS) as a major. Transfer students must complete the pre-major requirements within their first 30 hours attempted at Baylor University and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Application for a change of major should be made with the student's Academic Advisor. 

Students transferring from another major at Baylor cannot select Pre-PSY (BS) as a major. Rather, students desiring to change their major to BS PSY must have completed the pre-major requirements, must have an overall GPA of 3.30, and must do so before 45 hours are attempted at Baylor University. Upon successful application, such students will be admitted directly to the BS PSY major. Application for a Change of Major should be made through the student's Academic Advisor.

Completed the following courses, with a grade of C or better: 1, 2
Required Courses
MTH 1321Calculus I3
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior3
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience3
NSC 1106Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory1
PSY 2402Statistics4
Total Hours14
1

Transfer or AP credit cannot be used to complete these six hour requirements for promotion, although they may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

2

PSY 1101 is waived for transfer students.