College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology Major (BA Traditional)

This program encourages students to develop lifelong skills in scientific thinking and understanding human thought, behavior, and interaction. Classroom learning and an internship experience will prepare students to enter a career of choice or graduate school.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required Course from General Education (not counted in major credit total)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Required Psychology Courses
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
PSY 451Social Psychology4
PSY 498Psychology Internship8
Mind-Brain Courses
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Cognition, Learning and Memory (4)
Physiological Psychology (4)
Sensation and Perception (4)
Clinical Courses
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Introduction to Counseling (4)
Abnormal Psychology (4)
Introduction to Personality Theories (4)
Developmental Courses
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Child Psychology and Development (4)
Adolescent Psychology (4)
Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Select 12 additional credits of the following:12
Family Systems, Structures and Relationships (4)
Sport Psychology (4)
Child Psychology and Development 1 (4)
Adolescent Psychology 1 (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 1 (4)
Cognition, Learning and Memory 1 (4)
Physiological Psychology 1 (4)
Sensation and Perception 1 (4)
Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4)
Forensic Psychology (4)
Abnormal Psychology 1 (4)
Introduction to Personality Theories 1 (4)
Seminar on Psychological Topics (4)
Total Credits44