2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 03, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology (B.A.) [PSY]


The B.A. requires foreign language credit at the 202 level.

This major in the Psychology Department  provides a broad base of understanding of psychology as a science — the methodology of the discipline, the principles and concepts in major areas, and selected areas of application. Major areas include research methods, as well as a broad range of areas represented in the four-group distribution.

Career Potential

  • Academics
  • Research
  • Counselor/therapist
  • School psychologist
  • Human services
  • Organizational psychologist

1. Required Psychology Courses: 36 credit hours


B. Content Groups: 12 credit hours


One course must be taken from each content group.

Developmental Changes in Behavior and Mental Processes: Three credit hours


Learning and Cognition Processes: Three credit hours


Biological Bases of Behavior and Mental Processes: Three credit hours


Individual Differences, Personality and Social Processes: Three credit hours


C. Application of Psychology: Nine credit hours


Select three courses from the following:

2. Related Area Requirements: 21-22 credit hours


Anthropology/Sociology: Six credit hours


Philosophy: Three credit hours


  • Other philosophy courses may be substituted with the approval of the Psychology Department.

Mathematics: Three-four credit hours


Choose from the following courses, or any other undergraduate mathematics course that has any of these as a prerequisite.

Computer Applications: Three credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Psychology over four years


First Year


Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • Foreign language required at the 202-level for the B.A.

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • PSY (Content Groups)
  • GE course
  • Foreign language required at the 202-level for the B.A.

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Content Groups)
  • Foreign language required at the 202-level for the B.A.
  • Two GE courses

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Content Groups)
  • PSY (Application of Psychology)
  • PHI elective
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Content Groups)
  • PSY (Application of Psychology)
  • GE course
  • Two electives

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15-18


  • PSY(Application of Psychology)
  • GE course
  • Four elective courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  •  Four elective courses