The Psychology Department offers a B.S. or B.A. in psychology. The degree requires students to take a wide variety of courses in areas such as developmental processes, social psychology, learning and memory, personality, clinical psychology, biological processes, and sensation/perception. Depending on their interests, students also select from more specialized subjects such as human factors, industrial/organizational psychology, aging, and the psychology of emotion.
B.A. and B.S. Requirements
In order to graduate with a degree in psychology, a 2.50 GPA must be attained. Required course work includes the university requirements, the general requirements for either a B.A. or B.S. degree, and the following departmental requirements.
All Psychology courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
- PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC 201 Survey of Contemporary Psychology
- PSYC 218 Introduction to Research in the Behavioral Sciences
- STAT 251 Statistical Methods
- BIOL 102 Biology and Society (or any higher biology course)
And at least three courses from each of the following groups:
Personal/Social Bases of Behavior
- PSYC 305 Developmental Psychology
- PSYC 310 Psychology of Personality
- PSYC 311 Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 320 Introduction to Social Psychology
Biological/Experimental Bases of Behavior
- PSYC 325 Cognitive Psychology
- PSYC 372 Physiological Psychology
- PSYC 390 Psychology of Learning
- PSYC 430 Tests and Measurements
- PSYC 444 Sensation and Perception
- PSYC 456 Psychology of Emotion
At least 12 additional upper-division psychology credits. Up to 6 of these credits may be earned by taking COMM 347, 410, 432, or 433. Only 3 of these credits may come from PSYC 400, 494, 497, 498, and/or 499.