Academic Catalog

Psychology Major — B.A.

This B.A. degree requires 90 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.

A student in the Department of Psychology typically may take no more than 12 credits of any combination of research team, independent study or independent research, internship, and honors work with the same faculty member.


Psychology B.A. Major Requirements48
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives 172
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

Psychology majors must take at least two PSYC courses that meet the Sociocultural Competence requirement (CC).

PSYC 10300General Psychology3
PSYC 20700Statistics in Psychology4
Level 2 Exploration and APA Communication Skill (ACS) Development
Students must take two additional courses at level 2 (excluding PSYC 20700), at least one of which must be designated as an ACS course.6
Upper Level Psychology Courses
PSYC 30800Research Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 30900Methods of Testing and Assessment3
PSYC 31000Research Team in Psychology (must be taken three times)6
PSYC 31100Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSYC 31600Social Psychology3
PSYC 32100Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 33000Cognition3
PSYC 36100Infant, Child and Adolescent Development (CC)3
or PSYC 36600 Adulthood and Aging
PSYC 39800Psychology Professional Development II 1
PSYC 492xxSenior Seminar in Psychology3
PSYC 49800Capstone in Psychology1
PSYC xxxxxSelect any additional PSYC course3
Total Credits48