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B.A. in Psychology Full Curriculum

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the University Core and of the College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 43 credits in psychology of which 27 are required. BIOL 1105- 1106 and MATH 1202 also are required. Students must earn at least a C- in PSYC 1101 and PSYC 1201. The core sequence courses, PSYC 2311, PSYC 3311, and PSYC 5111, may each be taken a maximum of two times. Students also must earn at least a C- in each of these courses. Through the advising process, individual programs are tailored to the student’s needs and objectives. The psychology major includes the following:

Required Courses (15 credits):

  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1201 Orientation to the Psychology Major (1 credit)
  • PSYC 2311 Elementary Psychological Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 3311 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 5111 Seminar in Psychology (3 credits)
One Social/Developmental Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 1212 Child Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1213 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1214 Adult Development (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1215/WMST 1215 Psychology of Gender (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2212 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2216 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3212 Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)
One Fieldwork/Applied Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 1216 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1219 Sports Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1222 International Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1223 Psychology of Religion (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2222 Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3408-3413 Internship in Psychology (3/6 credits)
One Clinical/Professional Course
(3 credits):
  • PSYC 1218 Drug and Alcohol Abuse (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1221 Exceptional Child Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2211 Personality Concepts (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2214 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2215 Psychological Testing (3 credits)
  • PSYC 2220 Behavior Modification (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3314 Foundations of Clinical Psychology (3 credits)
One Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 3213 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3217 Biological Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3219 Human Neuropsychology (3 credits)
One Learning and Cognition Course (3 credits):
  • PSYC 3214 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3220 Learning (3 credits)
  • PSYC 3216 Motivation and Emotion (3 credits)
Experimental Learning Requirement:
  • All students are required to take one experiential course as part of their B.A. degree requirements. This class does not constitute additional credits; in completing the major requirements, students must complete one of the following courses:
    • PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience (3 credits)
    • PSYC 3408-3413 Internship in Psychology (3/6 credits)
    • Any other PSYC course with an explicit service-learning component (3 credits) 
Laboratory Requirement:
  • All students are required to take one Psychology laboratory credit with the pre or co-requisite of the related 3-credit course as part of their B.A. degree requirement. Thefollowing courses meet this requirement:
    • PSYC 3224 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (1 credit)
    • PSYC 3225 Learning Laboratory (1 credit)
    • PSYC 3226 Behavior Modification laboratory (1 credit)
    • PSYC 3227 Biological Psychology Laboratory (1 credit)
Psychology Electives:
  • 12 additional PSYC credits, with at least 6 credits at the 2000-level or higher.
Total Credits: 43
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