Undergraduate Program

Psychology is the science of the behavior of humans and other animals. The psychologist, using scientific methods, seeks to understand the causes and purposes of behavior. Psychologists pursue their research and its application in academia, business, government, health, military and social service.

The department offers training that leads to the Bachelor of Arts, Specialist in School Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, the student must complete all requirements for the major.  

View:  Major degree requirements for students entering PRIOR to fall 2105.

View:  Major degree requirements for students entering DURING fall 2015 and later.

PSYX 100 is a prerequisite for all subsequent PSYX courses. Additional prerequisites are listed in parentheses.

To earn a minor degree in Psychology, the student must complete all requirements listed on the Minor degree requirements.

Suggested Course of Study for Majors

  • PSYX 100S - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYX 120 - Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • M 115, M 121, M 151, M 162, or M 171
  • Writ 101
  • Four General Education courses
  • Two elective courses

Semester Enrollment depends on beginning letter of student's last name.

  • PSYX 222 - Psychological Statistics
  • Three other 200-level psychology courses
  • Four General Education courses
  • Two elective courses