2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology, B.A.

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The purpose of the psychology program is to provide students with a grasp of the guiding psychological principles of human behavior. Coursework is designed to adhere to recommendations by the American Psychological Association which emphasizes a broad foundation including courses in experimental methodology, critical thinking, human development, and the biological, social, and clinical aspects of behavior. The program emphasizes applied career-related experiences as well as a foundation in the broad theoretical issues of contemporary psychology. Coursework and internship experiences also are designed to develop in students an enhanced social awareness, an appreciation of individual differences, and a sense of social responsibility.

For students interested in exploring an area of psychology in more detail, we offer a concentration/minor in both Developmental Psychology and in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology.  Please see the respective minor for more details.  Note: Currently both concentrations are offered only in a hybrid format, where some courses are only available online and others only available face to face.  

Psychology General Education Requirements

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature/Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities Electives elective

Social Science

(2 courses)

Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

General Education Required for Major

(1 course)

Major Requirements

(39 credits)

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

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