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Degree Requirements

Majoring in Psychology allows the student to become acquainted with both applied and scientific aspects of the field. Course work is designed for both the student whose primary interest is increasing his/her knowledge of human behavior and for the student whose goals involve graduate study in Psychology.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
(42 semester hours)

  • Core Courses: All majors take PSY 105, 201, 202, 308 and 408. Psychology majors must have successfully completed Statistics (PSY 201 or MAT 208) before registering for 300 or 400 level courses; a waiver of this requirement may be made for transfer students or in other exceptional cases. A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in each of the five core courses for students who are majoring in Psychology. A student achieving a lower grade in any of them must repeat the course(s).
  • Experimental Area: Four courses must be taken from the following options: PSY 307, 310, 311, 315, 316, 325
  • Clinical & Social Psychology Area: Four courses must be taken from these options: PSY 205, 206, 214, 305, 306, 405
  • Psychology Electives: One psychology course in addition to the required courses taken to fulfill the degree requirements.
  • Computer Literacy: Students take CIS 111.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY WITH A SECOND MAJOR

  • Core Courses: All majors take PSY 105, 201, 202, 308 and 408. Psychology majors must have successfully completed Statistics (PSY 201 or MAT 208) before registering for 300 or 400 level courses; a waiver of this requirement may be made for transfer students or in other exceptional cases. A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in each of the five core courses for students who are majoring in Psychology. A student achieving a lower grade in any of them must repeat the course(s).
  • Experimental Area: The student who is pursuing a double major must take three courses from the following: PSY 307, 310, 311, 315, 316, 325, plus one related elective in the student's second major. The related elective must be approved by the Psychology Department.
  • Clinical & Social Psychology Area: The student who is a double major must take three courses from the following: PSY 205, 206, 214, 305, 306, 405, plus one related elective from the student's second major. The related elective must be approved by the Psychology Department.
  • Psychology Electives: One psychology course in addition to the required courses taken to fulfill the degree requirements.
  • Computer Literacy: Students take CIS 111.
  • The courses in the student's second major that are used to fulfill requirements in the two categories above must be approved in advance by the Psychology Department. The student who is a double major is under no obligation to utilize this arrangement for the double major, and may elect to fulfill the requirements as specified for the single major.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
(18 semester hours)

  • Psychology: PSY 105 is required for all students seeking the associate degree.
  • Experimental Area: One course is required from the following options: PSY 307, 310, 311, 315, 316, 325.
  • Clinical & Social Psychology Area: One course must be taken from the following: PSY 205, 206, 214, 305, 306, 405.
  • Electives: Three courses (nine (9) credit hours of electives) from psychology, in addition to the courses taken to fulfill the degree requirements.