B.A. in Psychology Track Map

This is a suggested plan of study for those students undertaking the B.A. in Psychology.

In order to satisfy the requirements for the B.A. degree, students must take (at some point prior to graduation):

  • All courses denoted as Required
  • Six elective courses
  • Either complete a senior thesis (PSYC 443) or internship (PSYC 495)
  • Successfully pass the Departmental APA Online Training (This is usually administered in one of the 200-level developmental courses (PSYC 205, 206, or 207) and should be successfully completed before proceeding onto any 300-level courses. If a student is a transfer student coming in at the 300-level, he or she must meet with his or her advisor to make arrangements to complete this before the end of his or her first semester in the major.)

Please use the following list of course designations and requirements to further assist in your planning:

Required Courses (Complete all) [30 credits total]

Course Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
PSYC 205 or 207 Child Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) or Lifespan Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 220 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100 3
PSYC 225 Biopsychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 301 Psychopathology (prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 100 and one of the following: PSYC 205, 206, or 207) 3
PSYC 308 Psychology of Personality (prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 100 and one of the following: PSYC 205, 206, or 207) 3
PSYC 341 Research Methods I (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 342W Research Methods II (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 341) 3
PSYC 415 History and Systems (senior level status) 3
PSYC 443 and/or 495 Senior Thesis (senior level status) (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 342W) and/or Internship (senior level status) 3

Elective Courses (Choose six) [18 credits total]

Course Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 201 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 206 Adolescent Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 230B Professional Development and Ethics in Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 299 Seminar by the Sea (May - June, every other year, odd years) 3
PSYC 304 Social Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 318 Cognitive Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 319 Psychology of the Family (prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 100 and one of the following: PSYC 205, 206 or 207) 3
PSYC 320 Techniques of Individual Counseling (prerequisite: must have sophomore status or higher) 3
PSYC 324 Cross-Cultural Psychology (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 330B Psychology of Religion (prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 100 and one of the following: PSYC 205, 206, or 207) 3
PSYC 330D Applied Behavior Analysis (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 330E Psychology of Health and Illness (prerequisite: C or higher in PSYC 100) 3
PSYC 395 Field Experience (prerequisites: C or higher in PSYC 100; not recommended for first-year students) (by appointment) 3
THEO 321 Addiction and Grace 3

Total number of credits for completion of B.A. major = 48 credits

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