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2019-2020 University Catalog 
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Psychology, B.A.

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Psychology majors possess the methods and skills that enable them to evaluate published research and think critically about their own ideas and those of others. They are prepared to apply these methods to the problems of community and of the larger society. They are capable of tolerance for the views of others and able to appreciate the value of diversity. The psychology graduate is well prepared for advanced study in psychology and other fields. In addition, the psychology graduate has the skills useful for a wide range of careers, including human resources, management, marketing, and the mental health professions.

Program Requirements

Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in psychology must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, the College speech requirement, COMM 210 ; a mathematics course at the level of MATH 124  or above (MATH 124  is recommended); the courses listed below, and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives to a minor or second major.

Required Courses

Alternate Courses

Students are allowed to substitute one of the following courses for PSYCH 499 - Applied Practicum in Psychology . Please note that PSYCH 451 - Senior Thesis  has a prerequisite of PSYCH 450 - Research in Psychology .


Students must take one course from each of the following content areas. At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Additional Six-Credits

Course Credits
Students take an additional six credits in psychology courses

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