Apr 25, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 
Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.A.

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Minimum requirements for a psychology major are 36 hours of psychology (16 hours must be in residence) as specified below with a grade of C or greater in all psychology courses counted toward the major. Students pursuing a professional career in psychology are advised that the master’s degree is the minimum training necessary. Prospective psychology majors, regardless of whether they plan to go to graduate school, should select courses with early and continuing advice from the department faculty. Students must plan their program of courses carefully. A wide range of courses is recommended as preparation for the requirements of different schools. 

PSYC 3369PSYC 3469PSYC 4221PSYC 4321, and PSYC 4495 are suggested to upper-level pre-professional majors. They provide experience in the actual work done by professional psychologists in ways not possible in lecture courses and are valuable credentials in application to graduate school. A maximum of six hours of these courses can be applied toward the major.

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

University Core (35 hours)

See General Education Requirements.  

Cultural Awareness: (0-6 hours)

Completion of a second-semester foreign language course (1312 or equivalent) or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.


One 3-credit course in a foreign language (1311 or equivalent) or demonstrate equivalent proficiency and one 3-credit course from the list below as long as the course selected from the list below does not satisfy any other curricular requirement;


Completion of two 3-credit courses from the following list, as long as the courses selected from the list below do not satisfy any other curricular requirement:

Major (36 hours)


(12-29 hours-Typical minor requires 18 hours)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.

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