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 (52 credits)

College Competencies (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative Analysis:
MATH1101     Comprehensive Math
Ethical and Moral Analysis
Scientific Analysis
PSYC3202     Experimental Psychology
Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits)
Language and Culture
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Art and Humanities

University Requirements (13 credits)

FRSH1000       Freshman Seminar
CORE1001      Perspectives on the Individual
CORE2002     The American Experience
CORE2003     Cross-cultural Perspectives
CORE3004     Global Issues 

Major Requirements (39 credits)

Major Courses (24 credits)

PSYC1101     General Psychology I
PSYC1102     General Psychology II
PSYC2204     Child Development
PSYC2234     Social Psychology
PSYC2201     Statistics
PSYC3315     Abnormal Psychology
PSYC3384     Theories of Personality
PSYC4500     Senior Sem. in Psychology

Major Elective Courses (15 credits)

Minor/SAC (18 credits)
Free Electives (19 credits)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENGL1101 and ENGL1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

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.

DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.