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Major Requirements

The B.A. degree requires a minimum of 124 semester hours with 90 semester hours being in Liberal Arts credit. The major requires a minimum of 34 credits in psychology, providing ample opportunity to double major or minor in another interest area. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for admission to the major and to graduate.

The B.A. major in Psychology requires 34 semester hours that include:

  • General Psychology (PSY 101)
  • Research Methods (PSY 309)*
  • Psychology & Theology (PSY 406)
  • Field Work Preparation (PSY 450A)

Students must also choose:

One of the following laboratory courses:

  • Cognitive Psychology (PSY 304)
  • Psychology of Learning & Cognition (PSY 305)
  • Physiological Psychology (PSY 307)

One of the following:

  • Personality Theory (PSY 401)
  • History of Psychology (PSY 403)

Three of the following:

  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 201) or Child and Adolescent Development (PSY 203)
    (Students may take either PSY 201 or 203, but not both. PSY 201 is highly recommended for the major).
  • Human Sexuality (PSY 202)
  • Organizational Behavior (PSY 260)
  • Psychology of Gender (PSY 301)
  • Social Psychology (PSY 306)

Two of the following:

  • Psychological Testing (PSY 302)*
  • Counseling Theory & Practice (PSY 308)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 402)
  • Advanced Counseling (PSY 405)

One of the following:

  • Research Practicum (PSY 407)
  • Field Work (PSY 450B)

*Statistics (MTH 200) is a prerequisite for Psychology 302 and 309.