College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Psychology Major (BA Traditional)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology at Concordia University, St. Paul, allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the field of psychology with a focus on human behavior, cognition, interaction, and development. The broad scope of courses in the major offers students a comprehensive learning experience concentrating specifically on psychological foundations. Classroom and experiential learning opportunities 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

A bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, upper-level requirements, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required Psychology Courses
PSY 102Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 230Lifespan Developmental Psychology4
PSY 300Cognition, Learning and Memory4
PSY 330Counseling and the Helping Professional4
PSY 360Psychopathology4
PSY 370Personality Theories4
PSY 380Research Methods with Statistical Applications4
PSY 451Social Psychology4
Required Experiential Learning 8
To complete the Experiential Learning requirement in the Psychology major, students must complete one of the following options:
Option 1
Psychology Research Practicum (4)
Psychology Research Practicum (4)
Option 2
Psychology Internship (1-8)
Select 4 additional credits from the following: 4
Child Psychology and Development (4)
Adolescent Psychology (4)
Physiological Psychology (4)
Forensic and Legal Psychology (4)
Alternatively, for elective credit students may select from courses in CJU, FAS, or SOC
Total Credits43