Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Psychology (B.S., VU)

We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate degree in Psychology at Vincennes University.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-campus program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

At the time you are admitted to the B.S. in Psychology program, you will declare your major with the Department of Psychology.

I.Program Requirements

  1. Students must have a GPA of 2.00 for admission to this program.
  2. No courses, beyond those required for the TSAP A.S. degree, are required for admission to the Psychology program.
  3. Students can choose a minor, if desired.
  4. A grade of C- or higher for all courses is required in the major and a GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses taken.
  5. All students in the B. S. in Psychology program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S. in Psychology; see the Program Description page for Psychology (B.S.).
  6. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.
  7. List of Major and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

TSAP in Psychology (B.S., VU) 2-Year Plan:   

Psychology Major Requirements: Credits 36

PSY 14000  Critical Foundations for Psychology, 3 credits

PSY 20100  Introduction to Statistics in Psychology, 3 credits

PSY 20300  Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3 credits

PSY 31400  Introduction to Learning, 3 credits

PSY 32900  Psychobiology II: Principles of Psychobiological Psychology, 3 credits

PSY 41600  Cognitive Psychology, 3 credits

PSY 24000  Introduction to Social Psychology, or PSY 42000  Introduction to Personality Theory  3 credits

Psychology Elective Courses 2000+ Level, 6 credits* (3 cr min from PFW)

Applied/Methodological Psychology Courses, 6 credits*

Psychology Capstone Requirement, 3 credits*

Supporting Courses

  • Science/Math/Computer Science/Social Science Supporting Courses, 18 credits*
  • GCAP Category C8 - Capstone Experience, 3 credits

* See your Academic Advisor or Psychology B.S. program description page for a list of approved courses

Supplemental Requirements

  • Completion of the FOCUS career guidance tool and a Career Services session to review the results (during PSY 14000)
  • Completion of a Career Services session to review resume or curriculum vitae (during junior year)
  • Completion of a Career Services session focused on cover letter review, personal statement review, or mock interview (during senior year)
  • Successful completion of the Exit Exam in Psychology


Free Electives as needed to reach 120 credits total for degree