Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The BA is the program followed by 90% of Psychology majors. It prepares students for most bachelor's level careers as well as graduate school in psychology and other professional domains.Students who are uncertain of which program to choose should select this degree.

For students entering prior to Summer 2018, consult a prior year Undergraduate Catalog for requirements.

For students entering in Summer 2018 or after:

In addition to Cardinal Core and Programmatic requirements, the Psychology BA requires the following in Psychology:

With a minimum grade of C:

Psyc 201 (Introduction to Psychology)

Psyc 301 (Statistics for Psychology)

Psyc 302 (Research Methods in Psychology)

With a minimum grade of C-:

Psyc 305 (Brain and Behavior)

Psyc 306 (Lifespan Developmental Psychology)

Psyc 307 (Cognitive Processes)

Psyc 308 (Abnormal Psychology)

Five additional Psyc electives at the 300+ level

Capstone course (CUE)

In addition to the Psychology courses above, BA students must also take four 3-credit courses from two different social science departments outside of PSYC (2 courses from each department)

The BA in Psychology online program offers the same curriculum and quality of instruction as the campus program. Learn more about the online option, application requirements and deadlines.

Bachelor of Science (BS) **New requirements as of Summer 2021**

This degree program is designed to prepare students for graduate study and/or the workforce by allowing maximum flexibility to pursue areas of interest. It can accommodate students who are looking to satisfy pre-med requirements by taking supporting courses in the natural sciences.

In addition to Cardinal Core and Programmatic requirements, the Psychology BS degree requires:

With a minimum grade of C:

Psyc 201 (Introduction to Psychology)

Psyc 301 (Statistics for Psychology)

Psyc 302 (Research Methods in Psychology)

With a minimum grade of C-:

Psyc 305 (Brain and Behavior)

Psyc 306 (Lifespan Developmental Psychology)

Psyc 307 (Cognitive Processes)

Psyc 308 (Abnormal Psychology)

Six additional PSYC electives at the 300+ level

Capstone course (CUE)

In addition to the Psychology courses above BS students must also take:

        Four 3-credit courses at the 300+ level in any social sciences or natural sciences department outside of PSYC

 

Minor in Psychology

The Psychology minor requires the following:

With a minimum grade of C:

Psyc 201 (Introduction to Psychology)

Psyc 301 (Statistics for Psychology)

Psyc 302 (Research Methods in Psychology)

Three of the following with a minimum grade of C-:

Psyc 305 (Brain and Behavior)

Psyc 306 (Lifespan Developmental Psychology)

Psyc 307 (Cognitive Processes)

Psyc 308 (Abnormal Psychology)

One additional Psychology elective