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

Psychology/Sociology Dual Major, B.A.

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The Psychology/Sociology dual major combines two strong social science disciplines.  The psychology courses 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 Sociology curriculum provides students with an understanding of the guiding sociological principles that influence human relationships in a complex society.

Together, the Psychology/Sociology program emphasizes applied career-related experiences as well as a foundation in the broad theoretical issues of psychology and sociology. Coursework and an optional internship experience also are designed to foster enhanced social awareness, an appreciation of individual differences, and a strong sense of civic, community, and social responsibility.

General Education Requirements

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

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

Social Science

(1 course)

  • History or Political Science elective

Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

General Education Required for Major

(2 courses)

Psychology Major Requirements

(63 credits)


(0-6 credits)

Depending on the coursework chosen, students may need electives in order to meet the 63 credit minimum to complete the major.

  • Psychology elective
  • Sociology elective

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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