Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Programs
Psychology - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

    The following will satisfy either the University’s Mathematics requirement or the College of Social Science STEM requirement, but not both.  The completion of Mathematics 103 or equivalent placement score and one of the following courses: Mathematics 101, 102, 112, 114, 124, 132, 152H, 201, Statistics 200 or 201. Mathematics 110 and 116 may also satisfy this requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Psychology major is met by completing one of the following courses:  Psychology 401, 402, 405, 409, 410, 411, 413, 424, 440, 444, 455, 475 or 493.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following required major courses (31 or 32 credits):
    a. All of the following courses:
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    PSY 295 Data Analysis in Psychological Research 3
    PSY 395 Research Design and Measurement in Psychological Research 3
    b. One of the following courses:
    PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology 3
    PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
    c. Two of the following courses:
    PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
    PSY 236 Personality 3
    PSY 244 Developmental Psychology: Infancy Through Childhood 3
    PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
    PSY 270 Community Psychology 3
    PSY 280 Abnormal Psychology 3
    d. One of the following courses:
    PSY 401 Expertise and Skill (W) 3
    PSY 402 Sensation and Perception (W) 3
    PSY 405 History of Modern Psychology (W) 3
    PSY 409 Psychobiology of Behavioral Development (W) 3
    PSY 410 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (W) 3
    PSY 411 Hormones and Behavior (W) 3
    PSY 413 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (W) 4
    PSY 424 Child and Family Psychopathology (W) 3
    PSY 440 Attitudes and Social Cognition (W) 3
    PSY 444 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Youth (W) 3
    PSY 455 Organizational Research Techniques (W) 3
    PSY 475 Personality Theories (W) 3
    PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
    e. Electives in Psychology 9
  4. Other Required Courses (6 credits):
    ARTS AND HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT
    Complete a minimum of 6 credits in Arts and Humanities from a list of courses approved by the College of Social Science Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy.  Most courses offered in the College of Arts and Letters count toward this requirement.  Other courses approved by the College of Social Science Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy can meet this requirement.  A list of approved courses is maintained by the College of Social Science.  For further information, consult the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Social Science or an academic advisor in a department or school.  A department or school may require its majors to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas to satisfy this requirement.  The requirement may be satisfied either within or outside the requirements of the major or within the interdisciplinary minor.