Major in Psychology (B.A.)

To earn the bachelor’s degree in psychology, students take a minimum of 13 courses (39 credits).

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child Development or Adolescent and Adult Development
  • Social Psychology or Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning and Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Science
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Three upper-level electives in psychology

Psychology majors are encouraged to take courses in biology, such as Human Biology combined with one other biology course, the General Biology sequence or the Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence, to fulfill their six-credit Core Curriculum requirement as preparation for the required course Physiological Psychology.