The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

BA in Psychology

Psychology allows students to study and analyze the thoughts and behaviors of human beings, with an emphasis on the individual rather than the group. Students learn the various methods used in psychological research and data interpretation.

Graduates with a BA in Psychology can consider a wide range of careers at the entry level in the field of psychology or a related field such as education. Some careers will require further study and/or training after completion of the degree.

Curriculum (students enrolling in Fall 2018 only)

A total of 92 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:

Major core requirements (25 credits)

Number Course Cr
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY234 Development Across the Life Span 3
PSY303 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
PSY361 Research Methods 3
PSY425 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY466 Counseling Theories 3
PSY491 Internship 1
PSY499 Senior study 3
STA302 Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences 3

Psychology electives (18 credits)

Number Course Cr
PSY202 Child Psychology 3
PSY302 Health Psychology 3
PSY304 Psychology of Youth 3
PSY311 Exceptional Child 3
PSY320 Theories of Personality 3
PSY322 Mind and Behavior 3
PSY323 Social Psychology 3
PSY324 Theories of Learning 3
PSY326 Introduction to Psychometrics 3
PSY335 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY498 Topics in Psychology 3

Curriculum (students enrolled before Fall 2018)

A total of 92 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:

A Senior Study Project is required of all students in addition to successful completion of the course of study.

View the suggested three-year study plan.

Major core requirements (33 credits)

Number Course Cr
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY234 Development Across the Life Span 3
PSY245 Research Methods I 3
PSY295 Theories of Learning 3
PSY322 Mind and Behavior 3
PSY345 Research Methods II 3
PSY355 Biological Basis of Behavior 3
PSY425 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY466 Counseling Theories 3
PSY499 Senior Study 3
STA302 Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences 3

Psychology electives (15 credits)

Number Course Cr
PSY202 Child Psychology 3
PSY203 Psychology of Youth 3
PSY204 Social Psychology 3
PSY256 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY267 Cultural Psychology 3
PSY311 Exceptional Child 3
PSY320 Theories of Personality 3
PSY335 Industrial Organizational Psychology 3
PSY498 Topics in Psychology 3

 


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