Psychology Major (B.A.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, depending on a particular student’s circumstances, more than 120 credits may be necessary to fulfill all requirements.

Psychology majors must earn a grade of C- or above in all Psychology courses. Psychology courses in which grades of less than C- are earned must be repeated and brought up to a minimum grade of C- in order to count toward the major. Note: The grades for all Psychology courses, including those below C-, are included in the major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Complete with minimum grades of C- in the following requirement(s):

Required Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychological Research3
PSYC 220Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology4
PSYC 301Experimental Psychology4
Electives
Biological Basis of Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Physiological Psychology
Perception
Comparative Animal Behavior
Motivation
Cognition
Select one of the following:3
Cognition
Human Learning and Memory
Psycholinguistics
Fundamentals of Conditioning and Learning
Personality
Select one of the following:3
Developmental Psychology I
Psychological Foundations of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Social/Applied
Select one of the following:3
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology
Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Additional Electives
Select 12 credits from the list (see below)12
Total Credits38

Additional Electives

Advanced Electives
Select 6-12 credits from the following:
PCOM 385Advanced Community Psychology: Externship3
PCOM 387Methods in Evaluation Research4
PSYC 300The Teaching of Psychology3
PSYC 310Introduction to Psychological Testing3
PSYC 314Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making3
PSYC 324Contemporary Issues in Child Advocacy3
PSYC 330Forensic Psychology3
PSYC 360History and Systems of Psychology3
PSYC 366Health Psychology: Applications to the Community3
PSYC 375Evolutionary Psychology3
PSYC 402Systems of Psychotherapy3
PSYC 488Seminar in Cognitive Science3
PSYC 496Psychology Honors II4
If not already used, the following may be taken:
PSYC 302Health Psychology3
PSYC 304Social Psychology3
PSYC 305Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 306Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology3
PSYC 307Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 308Perception3
PSYC 313Cognition3
PSYC 320Developmental Psychology I3
PSYC 332Psychological Foundations of Personality3
PSYC 340Human Learning and Memory3
PSYC 348Psycholinguistics3
PSYC 353Comparative Animal Behavior3
PSYC 354Clinical Psychology3
PSYC 355Motivation3
PSYC 358Fundamentals of Conditioning and Learning3
PSYC 365Abnormal Psychology3
200 Level and Other Major Electives
Select 0-6 credits from the following:
PCOM 245Introduction to Community Psychology3
PCOM 391Cooperative Education in Psychology4-9
PSYC 201Child Psychology3
PSYC 202Adolescent Psychology3
PSYC 224Children's Rights and Child Advocacy3
PSYC 225Psychology of Adjustment3
PSYC 227Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality3
PSYC 230Environmental Psychology3
PSYC 231Psychology of Aggression3
PSYC 235Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth3
PSYC 245Hispanic/Latino Psychology3
PSYC 246Psychology of the Black Experience3
PSYC 248Psychology and Law3
PSYC 265Psychology of Women3
PSYC 268Psychological Aspects of Aging3
PSYC 294Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application3
PSYC 420Packaged Computer Programs for Psychology1
PSYC 459Special Topics in Psychology3
PSYC 491Independent Study I: Research1-3
PSYC 492Independent Study II: Research1-3
PSYC 495Psychology Honors I4
One of the following may be used:
CMPT 288Introduction to Cognitive Science3
LNGN 288Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PHIL 288Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PSYC 288Introduction to Cognitive Science3