Psychology B.A.

Liberal Arts and Science Electives73
Required Psychology courses23
Elective Psychology courses24
Total Credits120

Course Requirements for the Major

Psychology courses required by program

PSY-101General Psychology3
SOS-301Statistics in the Social Science3
SOS-302Research Methods in Social Sciences3
Total Credits9

Additional Professional Development Courses Required for non-CASAC students

SOS-201Social Science Professions I1
SOS-202Social Science Professions II1
SOS-401Social Sciences Internship I4
SOS-402Senior Seminar I2
SOS-403Social Sciences Internship II4
SOS-404Senior Seminar II2
Total Credits14

Additional Professional Development Courses Required for CASAC Students

SOS-430CASAC Practicum I1-6
SOS-431CASAC Practicum II1-6
SOS-432CASAC Internship I1-6
SOS-433CASAC Internship II1-6
Total Credits4-24

Non-CASAC students choose 4 courses each from two of the clusters below. CASAC students complete 8 courses in the CASAC cluster:

Development of the Person

PSY-203Lifespan Development3
PSY-311Child Development3
PSY-312Adolescent Development3
PSY-353Adult Development3
PSY-414Psychology of Language3
PSY-453Developmental Psychopathology3
PHI-214Challenges of Death3
RS-315Spirituality in Human Experience3
PSY-419Topics in Development3

Behavioral and Mental Health

PSY-206Abnormal Psychology3
PSY-314Health Psychology3
PSY-356Theories of Counseling3
PSY-366Psychological Testing3
PSY-411Clinical Interviewing3
PSY-456Behavior Modification3
ESS-101Introduction to Exercise and Sports Studies3
HAPH-301Health Behavior3
PSY-417Topics in Behavioral and Mental3

Brain and Body

PSY-204Physiological Psychology3
PSY-207Cognitive Psychology3
PSY-344Animal Behavior3
PSY-357Sensation and Perception3
PSY-454Drugs and Behavior3
PSY-457Learning & Memory3
BIO-105Human Biology4
BIO-105LHuman Biology Lab0
BIO-117Drugs and Disease3
PSY-418Topics in Brain and Body3


PSY-319Self and Identity3
PSY-367Psychology of Consciousness3
PSY-455Multicultural Psychology3
PSY-458Psychology of Gender3
PHI-101Philosophy & the Human Condition3
BIO-105Human Biology4
BIO-105LHuman Biology Lab0
PSY-422Topics in Personality3

Personal Growth

PSY-212Personal Growth3
PSY-316Close Relationships3
PSY-317Emotions and Motivation3
PSY-368Stress & Adjustment3
PSY-412Goal Setting and Decision Making3
PSY-425The Science of Wellbeing3
PHI-210Freedom, Death, and Meaning3
RS-315Spirituality in Human Experience3
PSY-421Topics in Personal Growth3

Law, the Person, and Society

SOC-201Social Problems3
PSY-206Abnormal Psychology3
SOC-301Deviance and Society3
PSY-365Psychology and the Legal System3
SOC-405Drugs and Society3
PSY-413Criminal Behavior3
HIS-330History of Constitutional Law3
PSY-413Criminal Behavior3
HIS-330History of Constitutional Law3
PHI-204Logic and Reasoning3
PSY-423Topics in Law, the Person, and Society3
or SOC-415 Topics in Law, the Person and Society

 Media, the Person, and Society

PSY-205Social Psychology3
SOC-202Media and Society3
PSY-313Consumer Behavior3
SOC-304Media Literacy3
PSY-415Mass Communication3
SOC-407Social Media3
IMA-331Media and Culture3
PHI-211Technology and Society3
PSY-420Topics in Media, the Person, Society3
or SOC-411 Topics in Media, the Person and Society

 Work, the Person, and Society

PSY-211Working on a Team3
SOC-206Sociology of Work3
PSY-318Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
PSY-416Motivation in the Workplace3
SOC-403American Labor Movement3
MGT-304Communicating in Organizations3
PSY-424Topics in Work, the Person, and Society3
or SOC-416 Topics in Work, the Person and Society

CASAC Cluster

PSY-250SUD Foundations I3
PSY-251SUDS Foundations II3
PSY-350SUD Counseling I3
PSY-351SUD Counseling II3
PSY-352SUD Counseling III3
PSY-360SUD Assessment I3
PSY-361SUD Assessment II3
PSY-429CASAC Professional Ethics3
Total Credits24

Academic Standards

Academic regulations for psychology are in addition to general university policies for all part-time and full-time students. Part-time and full-time students must meet all the academic regulations listed below.

  1. Grade and G.P.A. requirements
    1. Psychology major academic requirements:
      1. Students must maintain a semester and cumulative average of a minimum of 2.0.
      2. Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in courses required for the major. Such courses include the Nuts & Bolts foundation courses (SOS courses and PSY 101).
      3. Students who fail to meet these requirements are placed on program probation for one semester. 
      4. Students are permitted to repeat a course once. Permission to repeat a course must be obtained from the faculty in that course on a space-available basis.
    2. Psychology elective academic requirements
      1. Students in the major must achieve a C or better in psychology cluster elective cluster courses that are applied to requirements in the major.
      2. Students in the major earning less than a C in psychology cluster elective courses may:
        1. Not apply those courses with less than a C to the major requirements
        2. Choose to repeat the course when it is next offered in order to obtain a C or better
        3. Choose to take a different elective to apply towards the cluster requirements in the major. In such circumstances, the student cannot apply the elective course graded below C towards the cluster in the major but may be able to apply it towards the general education elective requirements if they achieved a passing grade in the course.  
  2. Probationary standing:
    1. Students who are placed on program probation have the following limitations and conditions:
      1. Students will be limited to no more than 13 credit hours per semester.
      2. Students must schedule and attend a meeting with their academic mentor within the first 3 weeks of the semester while on academic probation. The purpose of this meeting is to establish a collaborative remediation plan. 
      3. Students will be placed on academic probation for one full-time semester, during which time they must fulfill the conditions of probation and achieve the grade and GPA requirements for the major. Students who do not fulfill the conditions of probation or achieve the grade and GPA requirements for the major may have their probationary standing extended one semester. After two consecutive semesters on probation, students that have not fulfilled the conditions of probation or achieved the grade and GPA requirements for the major may be required to take a leave of absence or may be dismissed from the program. Probation may be permitted to continue beyond two semesters only under extraordinary circumstances.
      4. Students on academic probation must have the permission of the social sciences internship coordinator to be eligible to register for Internship I (SOS 401)/Senior Seminar I (SOS 402) or Internship II (SOS 403)/Senior Seminar II (SOS 404). In order to obtain this permission, students must demonstrate the ability to meet academic and professional standards of the program required for the internship experience.
    2. Previously dismissed students who re-apply and are re-accepted into the program will be placed on program probation for their returning first full-time semester.

Admission Requirements

Freshman Admission

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. A high school average of at least 80 percent

Transfer Admission

Students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.00. Transfer credits will be determined on a case-by-case basis to assess adaptability to curriculum requirements.