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.
A major in psychology for the B.A. degree consists of 30 semester hours, including Psy 201, 202, 205; three of the following six core courses (Psy 301, 309, 311, 319, 320, 321); and one of the following capstone courses (Psy 340, 360, 365, 390, 392, 394, 396, 410, 415, 417, 419, 430, 451, 456, 457, 470, 475, 565). No more than 6 combined credit hours from Psy 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 420, and/or 421 may be counted toward the major.
Other Academic Requirements
Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all course work counted for the major in psychology. Psychology courses require a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses, including those prerequisite courses from other departments.