Psychology (B.A.) Curriculum

Current Students:

See the  Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Psychology B.A. degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
First-Year Seminar 1 Introduction to Spreadsheets and Database 3
Math course 4
Introduction to Social Psychology (example) 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Humanities course 3
Introductory Psychology 3 Arts course 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Foreign Language II 4
Foreign Language I 4 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 15.5

Semester 3 Semester 4
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (example) 3 Cross-Cultural Psychology (example) 3
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (example) 3 Statistics 4
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Art course 3
Foreign Language III 4 Natural Science 3
Effective Speech 3 Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences or
Technical Writing
3
Total Credits 16
Total Credits 16
Semester 5 Semester 6
Basic Research Methods in Psychology 4 Advanced Research Projects in Psychology 4
Adolescence (example) 3 Psychology of Consciousness (example) 3
Other Cultures course
Arts Course
3
Humanities course 3 Elective 3
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (example) 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16
Semester 7 Semester 8
Introduction to Clinical Psychology (example) 3 Research Project or Internship 3
Natural Science course w/lab
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Humanities course
3 Math course 3
Elective 3 Elective
3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Total Credits 15
Total Credits 16.5