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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 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: 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: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 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 (HST) 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.
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: Elementary Statistics
Psy 309, 319, 320, 321 9 Psy 309: Learning, Psy 320: Cognitive Psychology, Psy 321: Social Psychology, Psy 319: Brain and Behavior
Psy 390, 392, 394, 396 3 Psy 392: Lab in Psy:  Experimental Social Psy, Psy 394: Lab in Psy: Cognition and Perception, Psy 396: Laboratory in Psychology, Psy 390: Lab in Psy: Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology residency hours 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Psy electives 12 Psy 100: Orientation to the Major, Psy 201: General Psychology, Psy 203: Self Management for Your Personal Life, Psy 390: Lab in Psy: Behavioral Neuroscience, Psy 392: Lab in Psy:  Experimental Social Psy, Psy 396: Laboratory in Psychology, Psy 394: Lab in Psy: Cognition and Perception, Psy 301: Developmental Psychology, Psy 303: Intermed. Statistical Methods for Psy, Psy 308: Industrial Psychology, Psy 309: Learning, Psy 311: Abnormal Psychology, Psy 313: Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Psy 315: Personality, Psy 317: Tests and Measurements, Psy 319: Brain and Behavior, Psy 320: Cognitive Psychology, Psy 321: Social Psychology, Psy 323: Applied Behavior Analysis, Psy 401: Undergraduate Internship in Psychology, Psy 405: Minor Research Problems, Psy 410: Health Psychology, Psy 322: Drugs and Behavior, Psy 324: Science of Emotion, Psy 415: Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Psy 419: Psychology of Parenting, Psy 420: Special Topics, Psy 425: Advanced Abnormal Behavioral Psych & Lit, Psy 326: Sensation and Perception, Psy 460: Psychology of Human Sexuality, Psy 505: Conditioning and Learning, Psy 707: Cognitive Psychology, Psy 653: Human Physiological Recording, Psy 519: Group Dynamics, Psy 712: Social Psychology, Psy 715: Physiological Psychology, Psy 718: Advanced Developmental Psychology, Psy 530: Single Subject & Sm Grp Research Design, Psy 531: Sensation and Perception, Psy 532: Attention and Consciousness, Psy 541: Intellectual Disability & Dev. Disorders, Psy 553: Theories of Learning, Psy 755: Psychology Colloquium, Psy 561: Cross-Cultural Training, Psy 790: Clinical Staffing, Psy 511: The Neural Basis of Learning & Memory, Psy 202: Elementary Statistics, Psy 451: History and Systems of Psychology, Psy 575: Psychosocial Aspects of Aging, Psy 327: Psychology and Law, Psy 340: Multicultural Psychology, Psy 475: Topics in Psychology Abroad, Psy 465: Psychology of Gender, Psy 110: Seminar in Psychology, Psy 417: Disasters and Mental Health, Psy 365: Environmental Psychology, Psy 430: Positive Psychology, Psy 470: Children and Families: Community Work, Psy 455: Special Topics in Psychology, Psy 350: Ecopsychology and International Youth, Psy 344: Moral Psychology, Psy 204: Research Methods in Psychology, Psy 456: Integrative Special Topics, Psy 200: Research Internship, Psy 402: Psychology Teaching Internship I, Psy 403: Psychology Teaching Internship II, Psy 404: Teaching Experience, Psy 406: Research Problems II, Psy 421: Readings and Research in Psychology II, Psy 199: Topics in Psychology Abroad I, Psy 299: Topics in Psychology Abroad II, Psy 399: Topics in Psychology Abroad III, Psy 499: Topics in Psychology Abroad IV, Psy 457: Integrative Special Topics, Psy 454: Special Topics in Psychology
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Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
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