College of Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 43 credits in psychology of which 27 are required. BIOL 1105-1106 and MATH 1202 also are required. The core sequence courses, PSYC 2311, PSYC 3311 and PSYC 5111 may each be taken a maximum of three times. Students must earn at least a C- in each of these courses.

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Through the advising process, individual programs are tailored to the students’ needs and objectives. The psychology major includes the following:

B.A. Requirements

   Required Courses (15 credits):  Credits
 PSYC 1101  Introduction to Psychology  3
 PSYC 1201
 Orientation to the Major
 PSYC 2311  Elementary Psychological Statistics
 PSYC 3311  Research Methods In Psychology  4
 PSYC 5111  Seminar in Psychology  3
One Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes Course (3 or 4 credits):  
 PSYC 2313  Sensation and Perception
 PSYC 3217  Biological Psychology
 PSYC 3227  Biological Psychology Laboratory (optional)
 PSYC 3319  Human Neuropsychology
  One Learning and Cognition Course (3 or 4  credits):
 PSYC 3214  Cognitive Psychology
 PSYC 3224  Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (optional)  1
 PSYC 3220  Learning
 PSYC 3225  Learning Laboratory (optional)  1
 PSYC 3216  Motivation and Emotion
  One Social/ Developmental Course (3 credits):
 PSYC 1212
 Child Psychology
 PSYC 1213
 Adolescent Psychology
 PSYC 1214  Adult Development
 PSYC 1215 (WMST 1215)
 Psychology of Gender
 PSYC 2212  Developmental Psychology
 PSYC 2216  Social Psychology
 PSYC 3212
 Advanced Social Psychology  3
One Fieldwork/ Applied Course (3 credits):  
 PSYC 1216  Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
 PSYC 1219  Sports Psychology
 PSYC 1222  International Psychology
 PSYC 1223  Psychology of Religion
 PSYC 2115  Laboratory Research Experience
 PSYC 3408- 3413
 Internship in Psychology
  One Clinical/ Professional Course (3 credits):
 PSYC 1211  Psychology of Adjustment
 PSYC 1218  Drug and Alcohol Abuse
 PSYC 1221  Exceptional Child Psychology
 PSYC 2211  Personality Concepts
 PSYC 2213  Adult-Child Relations
 PSYC 2214  Abnormal Psychology
 PSYC 2215  Psychological Testing
  Experiential Learning Requirement
All students are required to take one experiential course as part of their B.A. This class DOES NOT constitute additional credits; in completing the major requirements, students must complete one of the following courses:
   PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience
   PSYC 2408-2413 Internship in Psychology
  Any other PSYC course with an explicit service-learning component
  Laboratory Requirement
  All students are required to take one laboratory credit with the co-requisite of the related 3 credit course as part of their B.A. The laboratory course can be selected from either the Learning and Cognition category or the Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes category.
  Psychology Electives
  12 credits, with at least 6 credits at the 2000 lever or higher.
  Total 43

Please see the Undergraduate Catalogue for information about the 5-year accelerated dual degree programs.

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