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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major, BA (60 credits)

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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.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.
  • Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Recognize and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

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

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 14-17

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

College and Department Information

Psychology Department  
College of the Sciences  

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