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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major, BA (60 credits) (45 credits)


Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year of college/university study or two years of high school study of a single foreign language.

The 60-credit major is intended to provide a foundation for professional careers and/or graduate training in psychology. It requires substantial coursework in the methodological, statistical, and content areas of psychology, while still allowing for individualized student interests and choice. Students enrolled in the 60-credit major also have the opportunity to receive credit toward their degree for participation in professional development and research experiences.

 

Select at least one course from each of the following groups:


Electives Credits: 15-18


May include a maximum of five lower division credits. In addition to the classes listed above, other 300 and 400-level psychology classes may also qualify for elective credits.

**Not more than 10 hours of PSY 295 and PSY 495 combined may be applied to a psychology major.

Total Credits: 60


45-credit Major


The 45-credit major is intended for students who are interested in careers that would combine a background in psychology with work in fields such as social work, family studies, business, forensics, primate behavior, and other fields for which training in behavioral science would be useful. Students in the 45-credit major are required to complete either a minor or a double major. This major would also be useful for students who intend to go directly into the work force following graduation. If a student decided later to pursue graduate school, the core courses in the 45-credit major may transfer into the 60-credit major.

Select at least one course from each of the following groups:


Electives Credits:5-8


May include a maximum of five lower division credits.

In addition to the classes listed above, other 300 and 400-level psychology classes may also qualify for elective credits.

Total Credits: 45