Program Requirements

Mapping the major

If you are pursuing a degree in psychology, you must meet the requirements listed below to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program and fulfill the General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

Both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in psychology are 34-hour programs. For a Bachelor of Arts degree, you must also complete 12 hours of a foreign language, History 103 and History 104, a philosophy course and six hours of fine arts.

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Psychology (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Admission requirement

Complete PSY 150(1).

Program requirements 

  1. General Education Program and Requirements Note: PSY 121 may meet requirements for both the General Education Program and the Psychology major.

  2. Major Requirements (34 hours)

    1. Required Core (13 hours): PSY 121(3), 150(1), 200(3), 302(3), 411(3)

    2. Foundation Coursework (12 hours): Complete at least one course from each of the following areas:

      1. Developmental: PSY 331(3), 350(3), 365(3), 441(3)

      2. Learning and Cognition: PSY 306(3), 422(3), 523(3)

      3. Biological Processes: PSY 336(3), 451(3), 506(3), 521(3), 525(3)

      4. Applied: PSY 304(3), 305(3), 359(3), 360(3), 508(3), 512(3), 529(3)

    3. Additional 9 hours of psychology electives, at least 6 hours of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Note: PSY 101, PSY 203, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PSY 411(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Psychology (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirement

Complete PSY 150(1).

Program Requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements Note: PSY 121 may meet requirements for both the General Education Program and the Psychology major.

  2. Major Requirements (34 hours)

    1. Required Core (13 hours): PSY 121(3), 150(1), 200(3), 302(3), 411(3)

    2. Foundation Coursework (12 hours): Complete at least one course from each of the following areas:

      1. Developmental: PSY 331(3), 350(3), 365(3), 441(3)

      2. Learning and Cognition: PSY 306(3), 422(3), 523(3)

      3. Biological Processes: PSY 336(3), 451(3), 506(3), 521(3), 525(3)

      4. Applied: PSY 304(3), 305(3), 359(3), 360(3), 508(3), 512(3), 529(3)

    3. Additional 9 hours of psychology electives, at least 6 hours of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Note: PSY 101, PSY 203, PSY 380, PSY 385, and PSY 390 may not be used toward this requirement.

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of PSY 411(3).
  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Minor of choice  (18 hours)

Both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology are non-comprehensive degree options, which require students to complete a minor. The following minors complement the psychology degree program and are common among psychology majors, however, students may choose any minor of interest.

  • Gerontology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Child and Family Development
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Please note that prerequisite offerings are dependent on faculty availability. Check with your advisor for details on course offerings.