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B.A. in Psychology

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HIS) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Psy 201 3 Psy 201: General Psychology
Psy 202 3 Psy 202: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Psy 204 3 Psy 204: Research Methods in Psychology
Psy 390, 392, 394, 396 9 Psy 320: Cognitive Psychology, Psy 321: Social Psychology, Psy 301: Developmental Psychology, Psy 311: Abnormal Psychology, Psy 309: Learning, Psy 319: Brain and Behavior
Psy electives 3 Psy 304: Lab in Psychology, Psy 475: Topics in Psychology Abroad, Psy 430: Positive Psychology, Psy 470: Children and Families: Community Work, Psy 415: Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Psy 460: Psychology of Human Sexuality, Psy 451: History and Systems of Psychology, Psy 417: Disasters and Mental Health, Psy 365: Environmental Psychology, Psy 340: Multicultural Psychology, Psy 410: Health Psychology, Psy 390: Lab in Psy: Behavioral Neuroscience, Psy 392: Lab in Psy:  Experimental Social Psy, Psy 396: Laboratory in Psychology, Psy 565: Psychology of Gender, Psy 456: Integrative Special Topics
Psy residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.