College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 43 credits in psychology of which 27 are required. BIOL 1105-1106 and MATH 1202 also are required. The core sequence courses, PSYC 2311, PSYC 3311 and PSYC 5111 may each be taken a maximum of three times. Students must earn at least a C- in each of these courses.

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Through the advising process, individual programs are tailored to the students’ needs and objectives. The psychology major includes the following:

B.A. Requirements

   Required Courses (15 credits):  Credits
 PSYC 1101  Introduction to Psychology  3
 PSYC 1201
 Orientation to the Major
 1
 PSYC 2311  Elementary Psychological Statistics
 4
 PSYC 3311  Research Methods In Psychology  4
 PSYC 5111  Seminar in Psychology  3
 
One Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes Course (3 or 4 credits):  
 PSYC 2313  Sensation and Perception
 3
 PSYC 3217  Biological Psychology
 3
 PSYC 3227  Biological Psychology Laboratory (optional)
 1
 PSYC 3319  Human Neuropsychology
 3
  One Learning and Cognition Course (3 or 4  credits):
 
 PSYC 3214  Cognitive Psychology
 3
 PSYC 3224  Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (optional)  1
 PSYC 3220  Learning
 3
 PSYC 3225  Learning Laboratory (optional)  1
 PSYC 3216  Motivation and Emotion
 3
  One Social/ Developmental Course (3 credits):
 
 PSYC 1212
 Child Psychology
 3
 PSYC 1213
 Adolescent Psychology
 3
 PSYC 1214  Adult Development
 3
 PSYC 1215 (WMST 1215)
 Psychology of Gender
 3
 PSYC 2212  Developmental Psychology
 3
 PSYC 2216  Social Psychology
 3
 PSYC 3212
 Advanced Social Psychology  3
 
One Fieldwork/ Applied Course (3 credits):  
 PSYC 1216  Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
 3
 PSYC 1219  Sports Psychology
 3
 PSYC 1222  International Psychology
 3
 PSYC 1223  Psychology of Religion
 3
 PSYC 2115  Laboratory Research Experience
 3
 PSYC 3408- 3413
 Internship in Psychology
 3-6
  One Clinical/ Professional Course (3 credits):
 
 PSYC 1211  Psychology of Adjustment
 3
 PSYC 1218  Drug and Alcohol Abuse
 3
 PSYC 1221  Exceptional Child Psychology
 3
 PSYC 2211  Personality Concepts
 3
 PSYC 2213  Adult-Child Relations
 3
 PSYC 2214  Abnormal Psychology
 3
 PSYC 2215  Psychological Testing
 3
  Experiential Learning Requirement
 
 
All students are required to take one experiential course as part of their B.A. This class DOES NOT constitute additional credits; in completing the major requirements, students must complete one of the following courses:
 
   PSYC 2315 Laboratory Research Experience
 3
   PSYC 2408-2413 Internship in Psychology
 3/6
  Any other PSYC course with an explicit service-learning component
 3
  Laboratory Requirement
 
  All students are required to take one laboratory credit with the co-requisite of the related 3 credit course as part of their B.A. The laboratory course can be selected from either the Learning and Cognition category or the Biological Basis of Behavior and Mental Processes category.
 
  Psychology Electives
 
  12 credits, with at least 6 credits at the 2000 lever or higher.
 
  Total 43

Please see the Undergraduate Catalogue for information about the 5-year accelerated dual degree programs.

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