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B.A. in Psychology


The B.A. in psychology prepares students for careers in which a fuller understanding of human behavior is needed or to enter graduate programs in psychology and professional schools such as law and medicine. Students learn the scientific approach to the study of human and animal behavior, and can take courses in a variety of subfields, such as social, cognitive, personality, abnormal, developmental, and behavioral neuroscience. Students also learn the research process: experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in psychology for the B.A. degree consists of 30 semester hours, which must include Psy 201 (General Psychology), Psy 202 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences), a laboratory course (Psy 390, 392, 394, or 396), and three of the following four courses: Psy 309 (Learning), Psy 319 (Brain and Behavior), Psy 320 (Cognitive Psychology), and Psy 321 (Social Psychology).

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