B.A. in Psychology with no specialization

The curriculum and courses, which will serve as preparation for graduate studies required for work in various fields of professional psychology, are designed to help all students develop a scientific understanding of human behavior. They are particularly useful as an undergraduate background for those who will later enter such professions as law, social work, medicine, nursing and teaching, or for those who will move into managerial positions in industry or government.
General Education Requirements (47 credits)

College Competencies (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis
Ethical and Moral Analysis
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)

Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Art and Humanities

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 
UNIV2002       Global Issues         

Major Requirements (39 credits)

Major Courses (24 credits)

PSYC1101     General Psychology I
PSYC2204     Child Development
PSYC2234     Social Psychology
PSYC2201     Statistics
PSYC3202     Experimental Psychology
PSYC3315     Abnormal Psychology
PSYC3384     Theories of Personality
PSYC4500     Senior Seminar in Psychology (or)

PSYC4501     Advanced Senior Seminar

Major Elective Courses (15 credits)

Minor/SAC (18 credits)
Free Electives (16 credits)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:  This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.