2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 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, 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 three-semester Honors Program begins in the spring semester of the junior year and includes an independent research project. Further information is available on the website

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 (3000/4000 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.

BA Course Requirements

Core Content Courses

Beyond the foundation courses, students are required to take at least four core courses, choosing from the following:

Advanced Seminar

Students are required to take one Advanced Seminar.

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.

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