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BA in Psychology

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires departmental approval. 

University Requirements  

  • A total of 120 credit hours  
  • 6 credit hours of college writing
  • 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination

General Education Requirements 

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of
    the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and
    Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same

Major Requirements 

  • 41 credit hours with grades of C or better and at least 15 credit hours at the 300 level or above

Course Requirements 

  • PSYC-105 Psychology: Understanding Human Behavior (3)  
  • PSYC-115 Psychology as a Natural Science (3)  
  • PSYC-116 Psychology as a Natural Science (1)  
  • STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4)
  • One course in Research Methods from the following: 
  • PSYC-301 Research Methods in Psychology (3) 
  • PSYC-433 Research Design and Methods: Social Science Psychology Research (4) 
  • PSYC-480 Research Design and Methods: Experimental Psychology (4) 
  • One course in Bio-Psychology from the following:
  • PSYC-240 Drugs and Behavior (3)
  • PSYC-318 Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (3) 
  • PSYC-325 Neurobiological Bases of Behavior (3) 
  • PSYC-360 The Evolution of Behavior (3) 
  • One course in Learning and Cognition from the following:
  • PSYC-200 Behavior Principles (3) 
  • PSYC-220 The Senses (3) 
  • PSYC-300 Memory and Cognition (3) 
  • PSYC-370 Learning and Behavior (3)
  • Two courses in the Individual, the Situation, and Psychological Health from the following:
  • PSYC-205 Social Psychology (3) 
  • PSYC-215 Abnormal Psychology and Society (3) 
  • PSYC-235 Theories of Personality (3) 
  • PSYC-333 Health Psychology (3) 
  • PSYC-350 Child Psychology (3) 
  • Psychology electives to complete the required credit hours. Students will be advised concerning 300–500-level courses available as electives. 

Note: No more than a combined total of 6 credit hours of PSYC-390 Independent Reading Course in Psychology, PSYC-490 Independent Study Project in Psychology, and PSYC-491 Internship, will apply toward fulfilling major requirements. 

University Honors Program

To graduate with University Honors, students must be admitted to the University Honors Program, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and receive grades of B or better in all University Honors course work. There are three levels of University Honors course requirements: Level I (100-200-level); Level II (300-level and above); and Level III (Honors Capstone Project). The department Honors coordinator advises students in the University Honors Program regarding requirements for graduating with University Honors in the major. For more information, go to the University Honors Program.

Combined BA and MA in Psychology

Visit the bachelor’s/master’s program Webpage for information about receiving a combined BA and MA in psychology.