Psychology Degree Requirements
Major Requirements for a BA in Psychology
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology requires 120 credits.
General Education Requirements (57-58 credits)
In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students
must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. Six credits from the Psychology major may be applied
toward general education requirements.
Required Courses (42 credits)
A study of the development of the individual from infancy to old age with special emphasis on childhood. Prerequisite: PSY-0100. Offered fall and spring semesters. (3 credits)
Individual placement in a social, psychological, or educational agency or institution. Minimum of eight hours per week with ongoing meetings on-campus with instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and 3.0 GPA. Graded pass/fail. Offered spring semester. (3 credits)
*Only students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Psychology are eligible.
Psychology Electives (21 credits)
Choose seven courses from the options below.
A systematic study of the influence of the socialization process on the origin and development of the self, of the way an individual influences’ and is influenced by other persons, and of the way an individual thinks’, feels, and behaves in social situations over time. Prerequisite: PSY-0100. Offered fall semester. (3 credits)
A psychological analysis of the behavior and experience of women. Cultural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal determinants of women’s actions, thoughts, and feelings will be explored. Juniors and seniors only. Prerequisite: PSY-0100. Offered fall semester. (3 credits)
The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of Psychology courses, but should not be limited to this particular discipline. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.
Requirements for a Minor in Psychology (21 credits)
- PSY 0100: Basic Concepts in Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 0200: Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
- Five Psychology electives at or above the 200 level