B.S. in Psychology Evening/Online Program (minor required)

OTC to MSU Sample Degree Completion Plan

This program assumes that the following have been completed prior to beginning this program at Missouri State University:

  1. A.A. degree, or 42-hour block at OTC including OTC’s HST 120 or 130.
  2. PSY 121 Introductory Psychology (OTC PSY 110 is equivalent).

Advising is important!

  1. Make OTC elective choices in conjunction with OTC academic advisement, and if the prospective MSU major/minor are known, seek advice from MSU academic departments.
  2. The psychology evening/online pathway illustrated in this brochure will lead to the degree. The combination of courses you choose to meet the requirements will depend on a number of factors. We strongly urge you to work closely with your academic advisor in psychology as you plan toward your B.S. in Psychology at Missouri State University.

OTC to MSU
B.S. in
Psychology Brochure

First Semester (OTC)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
ENG 101 Composition I 3 hrs
MTH 130 College Algebra 3 hrs
PSY 110 Intro to Psychology 3 hrs
    Humanities - Block I Western Culture 3 hrs
CIS 101 Personal Computer Applications 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 15 hrs

Second Semester (OTC)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
ENG 150 Technical Writing 3 hrs
    Biological Science 4 hrs
    Humanities - Block II World Culture 3 hrs
    Social Science (other than PSY 100) 3 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 16 hrs

Third Semester (OTC)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
    Physical Science 4 hrs
    3rd Humanities, either Block I or II 3 hrs
COM 105 Public Speaking 3 hrs
    2nd Social Science Elective 3 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 16 hrs

Fourth Semester (OTC)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
    3rd Social Science Elective 3 hrs
HLT 101 Lifetime Wellness 2 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
    Elective toward A.A. degree 1 hr
Total Credit Hours 15 hrs

Fifth Semester (MSU)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
PSY 150 Introduction to the Psychology Major*
(Evening or online)
1 hr
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods*
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    PSY Foundation Course***
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    Class from the minor 3 hrs
    Class from the minor 3 hrs
    Class from the minor 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 16 hrs

Sixth Semester (MSU)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
PSY 302 Experimental Psychology*
(Evening)
3 hrs
    PSY Foundation Course***
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    Class from the minor 3 hrs
    Class from the minor 3 hrs
    Elective 3 hrs
    Elective 1 hr
Total Credit Hours 16 hrs

Seventh Semester (MSU)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
    PSY Foundation Course***
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    PSY Foundation Course***
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    PSY Elective Course**
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    Class from the minor or elective 3 hrs
    Class from the minor or elective 3 hrs
    Elective 1 hr
Total Credit Hours 16 hrs

Eighth Semester (MSU)

Course Code Course No. Course Title Credit
PSY 411 Psychology of Diverse Populations*
CAPSTONE (Evening)
3 hrs
    PSY Elective Courses**
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    PSY Elective Courses**
(Evening or online)
3 hrs
    Class from the minor or elective 3 hrs
    Class from the minor or elective 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours 15 hrs

The Psychology Department offers a range of courses in the evening and online, which may include Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Childhood, Ethology, Psychology of Adolescence, Behavior Management and Change, Psychology of Addictions, and others. Offerings vary each semester, so work closely with your advisor to choose courses that meet the following requirements.

*Core Requirements: PSY 121 (PSY 110 at OTC), PSY 150, PSY 200, PSY 302, PSY 411

**Electives in psychology (9 hours, at least 6 of which must be 300-level or above) -- work with your advisor to find additional foundation courses or other PSY electives that fit your interests.

***Foundation coursework areas (12 hours) -- work with your advisor to choose one available class from each area:

  1. Developmental: PSY 331, 350, 365 or 441
  2. Learning and Cognition: PSY 306 or 422
  3. Biological Processes: PSY 336, 451, 506, 521 or 525
  4. Applied: PSY 304, 305, 359, 360, 508, 512 or 529