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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA (42-746) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical behavior in research and applied settings. Students should demonstrate knowledge of individual differences and the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.

To be admitted to the B.A. in Psychology program, the student must have completed 30 hours with a 2.60 or higher cumulative GPA or have completed PSY 2130  and either PSY 2120  or PSY 3100  with a grade of C or better in both required courses.


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General Education Requirements: 33 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 6-9 Semester Hours

Refer to Bachelor’s Degree Requirements section for fulfillment options.

Free Electives: 41-47 Semester Hours

Additional upper-level (3000/4000) electives may be required depending on choices made in major electives and general education.

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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