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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Completion of 120 credits of college-level work approved by the College, with at least 90 credits of liberal arts and sciences, is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

A major in Psychology promotes an understanding of the psychological processes underlying normal and abnormal human behavior. Psychology majors may pursue graduate work in psychology, including experimental, industrial, health, clinical, and school psychology. They may also continue in related fields such as social work, education, and medicine.

Majors in Psychology must take the following courses:

CORE CURRICULUM
• 6 credits surveying modern, western or world history
• English Composition I (LLE 101) and English Composition II (LLE 102)
• 6 credits of literature
• 3 credits of mathematics at College Math level or above
• 3 credits of computer science
• 3 credits in public speaking or oral communication

Required Courses for the Major (22 credits)
MAT 261 Statistics for Social Science Majors 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 301 Experimental Psychology 3
PSY 301.6 Experimental Psychology Lab 1
PSY 335 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 351 Biological Psychology 3
PSY 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology 3
Four Electives from the following (12 credits)
PSY 102 Social Psychology 3
PSY 205 The Psychology of Motivation 3
PSY 210 Learning 3
PSY 221 Industrial Psychology 3
PSY 225 Psychology of Aging 3
PSY 231 Psychological Testing 3
PSY 302 Advanced Experimental Psychology 3
PSY 310 Personality 3
PSY 311 Psycholinguistics 3
PSY 312 Cognition and Memory 3
PSY 313 Language/Speech Development 3
PSY 325 Drugs and Behavior 3
PSY 332 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSY 340 Introduction to Counseling and Therapy 3
PSY 345 Psychology of Health and Illness 3
PSY 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
PSY 402 Clinical Psychology 3
PSY 420 Psychology of Eating Disorders 3
PSY 432 Neuropsychology 3
PSY 481-482 Independent Study (Upon Request) 3
PSY 485 Internship in Psychology (Upon Request) 3
PSY 492 Senior Honors Seminar 3
PSY 494 Senior Honors Project in Psychology 3


Electives (55 credits, of which 25 must be in liberal arts and sciences)