In cooperation with the Speech-Language Pathology program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport, Centenary College of Louisiana’s Psychology program offers a 3-2 degree option. For the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Communication Disorders degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport (LSUHSC-S), a student must complete:
Psychology Major Courses (40 hours total)
- PSY 210 Biological Psychology
- PSY 230 Cognition
- PSY 250 Human Growth and Development
- PSY 260 Social Psychology
- PSY 205 Introduction to Research Methods & Lab
- PSY 304 Statistics for the Behavioral Science & Lab
- PSY 473 Senior Seminar
- PSY 317 Sensation and Perception (recommended) OR PSY 325 Learning and Memory
- PSY 364 Introduction to Psychological Testing (recommended) OR PSY 362 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY 329 Brain and Language OR PSY 352 Language Development
Supportive Courses (24-32 hours total)
- MATH 115 Calculus I
- BIOL 101 Principles and Methods of Biology
- BIOL 202 Structure and Function of Organisms
- BIOL 251 Medical Terminology
- BIOL 301 Human Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab
- (recommended) BIOL 302 Human Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab
- (recommended) COMM 180 Public Comm. in Digital Age
At least one of the following:
- CHEM 105/115 Chemistry and Society + Lab
- CHEM 121/123 General Chemistry + Lab
- PHYS 103/113 Conceptual Physics + Lab
- PHYS 104/114 Physics I + Lab
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) coursework
A minimum of 36 credit hours must be earned in no fewer than six semesters at LSUHSC-S.
Additional Program Notes:
All program coursework must be completed at Centenary College of Louisiana or LSUHSC-S.
Should the student not complete the Masters of Communication Disorders program at LSUHSC-S, they may complete the B.A. degree in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana as long as the standard graduation requirements are met.
Students are required to formally apply to the LSUHSC-S Speech Pathology program. Three-two program students who have a Centenary cumulative GPA of at least 3.4, a General GRE (Verbal + Quantitative) score of at least 300, and a recommendation from the psychology department chair will be automatically admitted to the program.
Students who complete the B.A. degree in Psychology and have completed program prerequisites are also invited to apply to the Speech Pathology program at LSUHSC-S. Those who have a Centenary cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, a General GRE (Verbal + Quantitative) score of at least 285, and a recommendation from the psychology department chair will be given preferential admission to the program.