B.A. in Psychology

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Psychology degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare for a variety of careers as well as graduate study.

College Core Requirements46 credits*
Psychology Major30 credits
Major Foundational Courses12 credits
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology I(3 credits)
PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II(3 credits)
PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics(3 credits)
PSYC 315 Research Methods I(3 credits)
PSYC 450 Capstone Senior Seminar(3 credits)
Five courses from the Major Content Areas
of Psychology and Psychology Electives
which meet the following criteria:
a) Three courses are selected from three different major content areas
b) No more than one course is at the 200 level
c) At least one course must be at the 400 level
(This requirement cannot be fulfilled with PSYC 475)
(15 credits)
Open Electives44 credits
TOTAL120 credits
*Three core credits in Social Sciences may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

B.A. in Psychology (120 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall)3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring)3 credits
Freshman Seminar3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core6 credits
Core Courses6 credits
PSYC 103 Core: Introduction to Psychology I3 credits
PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II3 credits
Open Elective3 credits
TOTAL31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses15 credits
PSYC 205 Psychological Statistics3 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 1 – Content Area 13 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 2 – Content Area 23 credits
Open Electives6 credits
TOTAL30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses6 credits
PSYC 315 Research Methods in Psychology (WE)3 credits
PSYC 3XX Psychology Course 3 – Content Area 33 credits
PSYC XXX Psychology Course 4 – Elective at any level3 credits
Open Electives15 credits
TOTAL30 credits

Year 4

Core Course3 credits
PSYC 4XX Psychology Course 5 – 400 level course3 credits
PSYC 450 Capstone Seminar3 credits
Open Electives20 credits
TOTAL29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120