Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
As a behavioral science, and as a distinct but integral part of natural science, psychology stands between physiology and the social sciences. Psychology, like Anthropology, links the behavioral sciences with the biological sciences. The major areas of psychological study are concerned with individual human behavior conceptualized as a natural phenomenon, studied by scientific and experimental methods, and understood in terms of psychological theories and laws.
The general objectives of the program in Psychology are to increase students’ understanding of themselves and others, to enhance the skills of those specializing in related areas of study, and to prepare those pursuing psychology as a career for graduate study and professional work.
The student learning objectives for the Psychology Program are articulated with those of the American Psychological Association. Graduating students will demonstrate that they have:
Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in any course to be credited toward completion of the Psychology major. This requirement applies only to the 37 credits counted specifically toward completion of Psychology major requirements: the five required courses, plus eight elective courses in psychology. It does not apply to General Education courses, or to generic electives.
Required Courses (17 credit hours): PY101, PY210, PY210L, PY413, PY492a or PY492b, and MA385 or MA387 and MA387L.
Electives (24 credit hours): At least 18 hours of upper division courses. Six hours of these must be 400-level Psychology courses, otherwise students may select from upper division (300, 400 level) Psychology courses or from BI157/157L and BI158/158L. The remaining six hours of electives may be selected from any non-required Psychology course.
Required Courses (7 credit hours): PY101, PY210, and PY210L.
Electives (12 credit hours): PY courses (200, 300, 400 level) six (6) credits of which must be at the 400 levels.
*SEE - STUDENT ADVISEMENT SHEET GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS and include under Tier II - Direction Building (DB) – 9-11 credits – 1) CF, DF or UU as Pre-req (Can be within a declared Major) – PY210/L; 2) DF or
Major Exploration – Any DF course in BI, PI, SO or SW; or any course from this list:
PY100, PY201, AN101 or WG101. ; 3) DF Exploration outside major requirement (May apply
to a Minor or 2nd Major) – BA260
Tier III – Capstone Experience – Major Capstone Experience: (May apply to a Minor or 2nd Major) – MA151.
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