Bachelor of Arts

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The BA in Psychology is a liberal arts major that provides broad exposure to the history, theories, research methods and practical applications of contemporary psychology. The BA’s relative flexibility lets you pursue courses both within and beyond the discipline. The BA requires a foreign language and a capstone experience such as an advanced seminar, independent research or an applied internship.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)


PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psychology 3
PS 2100 Measuring Behavior (TECO) 3
PS 3140 Statistics in Psychology (QRCO) 3
PS 3150 Research Methods in Psychology (WRCO) 3
PS 3600 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PS 4010 History and Systems 3
PS Psychology electives [not PSDI] 6
Group A – complete one of the following: 4
PS 3210 Learning
PS 3220 Cognitive Psychology
Group B – complete one of the following: 3
PS 3030 Social Psychology
PS 3340 Personality
Capstone – complete one of the following: 3 or 6
PS 4360 Internship in Psychology
PS 4400 Psychology Seminar
PS 4940 Independent Research in Psychology
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Math Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
DICO Diversity Connection 3
INCO Integration Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Foreign Language (GACO) 6
Electives 35-33 or 32-30
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

Bachelor of Science

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The BS in Psychology includes an emphasis in mental health, developmental psychology, or psychology and the law. For example, for the Mental Health option, students take specialized courses in Community Mental Health and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and may complete a supervised internship in a mental health setting. For the Developmental option, students take specialized courses focusing on developmental issues across the lifespan such as Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, and Adulthood and Aging. The Psychology and Law option was designed to respond to cultural and student demands for higher education related to forensic psychology and homeland security. It was designed to receive interdisciplinary support by including courses from the Social Science Department. There is no foreign language requirement for the BS.

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (120 credits)

The BS degree in Psychology allows students to focus on specific areas in the science and study of behavior and mental processes.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.


Mental Health
Psychology and Law

Exploration & Discovery Cluster