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B.A. Degree in Psychology

B.A. Degree in Psychology

Description
To receive the B.A. Degree in Psychology, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, empirical findings, and applications in psychology to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Students will learn skills necessary to interpret behavior, study research, apply research design principles, and design research plans.
  • Students will develop an awareness of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Students will apply psychology specific content and skills to enhance professional development.

Core Requirements

PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSY 230 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4)
PSY 261 Personality (3)
PSY 330 Experimental Methods (3) *Upper Level Writing Intensive Course required for major
PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 492 Seminar in Psychology (3) *was PSY 481

Students must take at least 18 elective credits in Psychology courses, 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Total Credits for Major: 120