Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the field of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior and the psychological theories and concepts which help explain human behavior. Consequently, students who have successfully completed the degree may be able to apply psychological principles to become a more effective in a variety of career-related fields in psychology and human services. In addition, some students may be able to pursue a variety of career and graduate opportunities within psychology, counseling and related fields (e.g. social work).

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they are eligible to pursue professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for any graduate program prior to finishing their BA to ensure all prerequisites for their programs of interest have been completed.

This program is available face-to-face or fully online. The requirements are the same for both academic tracks.

Assessment of the Psychology Major

In addition to other specified requirements for graduation, students must participate in all assessment activities for the major program which include but may not be limited to: 1) course embedded assessments, 2) external or standardized tests, 3) the Sophomore/Junior Diagnostic Project, 4) the Senior Integrated Assessment, and 5) a grade of at least a “C” in all required and elective major courses.


Total Number of Degree Hours: 123

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Semester


15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


15 Credit Hours


Senior Year


Fall Semester


15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC Elective Credits / Units: 3

  • PSYC Elective Credits / Units: 3

  • PSYC Elective Credits / Units: 3

  • Free Elective Credits / Units: 3

15 Credit Hours


A. Core Requirements


Area A: Essential Skills: 9 Credit Hours


Area B: Institutional Options: 5 Credit Hours


Two hours from the following:


Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts: 6 Credit Hours


Area D: Science, Math and Technology: 11 Credit Hours


(A science course with a lab is required.)

One of the following:


B. Major Requirements


Area F: Courses Related to the Program of Study: 21 Credit Hours


Area G: Major Requirements: 27 Credit Hours


Major Electives: 18 Credit Hours


Select any six courses from among the following:


Unrestricted Electives: 15 Credit Hours


C. Institutional Requirements: 3 Credit Hours


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