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 foundational methods courses, as well as a broad range of areas represented by the content and applied course selections.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify, define, and compare and contrast basic psychological concepts, principles, and theoretical perspectives.
- Identity, describe, and compare and contrast basic research methods and statistical analyses used in psychological science.
- Identity and explain basic ethical principles relevant to psychological research.
- Use and evaluate extant psychological literature to develop a credible scientific argument for a testable hypothesis.
- Use and apply methodological and statistical concepts and principles to effectively evaluate a testable hypothesis.
- Use scientific reasoning to interpret empirical data.
- Use grammar appropriate to the standards and conventions of APA writing style.
- Compose a paper in APA style that describes an empirical investigation
Program Standard Grade Point Average Requirement
The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.
- Program Standard GPA
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any PSY course
- Psychology Major Requirements
- 36 credits in any PSY course
- School psychologist
- Human services
- Organizational psychologist
Psychology Department Course Retake Policy
- For the purpose of this policy, "course" refers to any course offered by the Psychology Department that is used to satisfy the requirements of any major or minor offered by the department — psychology [PSY], psychology of individuals with disabilities [PSYD].
- A student may repeat a course to replace a failing grade, grade of X, indicating withdrawal from course or to improve the student's grade point average when the first enrollment resulted in a passing grade.
- A student may enroll in a course twice. A third or subsequent enrollment in that course shall be with the approval of the Psychology Department only and contingent upon available space in the course after all student registration occurs.