2009-2010 Catalog 
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2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA

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Outcomes, Psychology BA

  • Display knowledge of several areas of specialization in Psychology (i.e., abnormal, biopsychology, cognitive, developmental, measurement, methodology, personality, social).
  • Demonstrate competence in scientific reasoning, information gathering, and writing skills. Following the American Psychological Association guidelines, students will utilize their scientific reasoning skills to write a research article based on a literature search using information-gathering skills (e.g., library, Internet, etc.).
  • Psychology majors will find their course of study to be useful in obtaining employment or pursuing an advanced degree.

BA Honors Program

In addition to the normal undergraduate curriculum in psychology, the department offers interested and qualified undergraduates an opportunity to further increase the breadth and depth of their psychological training through the Departmental Honors Program. The 3-semester Honors Program begins in the second semester of the junior year and includes 3 seminars and an independent research project. Further information is available at http://www.uccs.edu/~psych/pages/honors.htm.

BA General Degree Requirements

  • At least 36 hours and not more than 54 hours of psychology courses, of which at least 18 must be in upper-division courses (300/400 level).
  • A grade of at least C- in the four required foundation courses, the four core content courses, and the one Advanced Seminar.
  • Accountability examination: All graduating psychology majors will take an “Accountability Examination.” The examination samples the student’s understanding of the core content areas. Students can sign up to take the exam in the department office during their senior year. The exam is given several times during each semester.

Core Content Areas:

Beyond the foundation courses, students are required to take four courses from the six core content areas:


Other psychology courses taken by the students should be planned with the student’s advisor. For more information, including the advising handbook, please see our web page at http://www.uccs.edu/~psych/pages/undergraduate.htm.

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