2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology (B.A.) [PSY]


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The B.A. requires 0-12 credit hours of foreign language.

The major 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
  • Industrial psychologist
  • Research
  • Counselor/therapist
  • School psychologist
  • Human services

B. Other: 18 credit hours


One course from two of the following groups and two courses from the other two groups.

Group I: Experimental Psychology


Note: The following are lab courses.

Group III: Personality Psychology


Group IV: Applied Psychology


C. Courses in Related Areas for the Bachelor of Arts:


Anthropology/Sociology: 6 credit hours


Select either


Philosophy: 3 credit hours


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

Mathematics: 3 credit hours


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

Computer Applications: 3 credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the bachelor’s degree in Psychology over four years


First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


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

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Group II)
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • PSY (Group III)
  • GE course
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Foreign language or elective
    Foreign language required at intermediate level for a B.A.

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY (Group IV)
  • PHI elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • PSY elective
  • PSY Lab
    The B.A. requires one PSY lab; the B.S. requires two PSY labs.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • PSY Lab
    The B.A. requires one PSY lab; the B.S. requires two PSY labs.
  • PSY elective
  • B.S. science/math req.
    The B.S. requires two science and/or math courses in addition to biology requirement in related areas.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • B.S. science/math req.
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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