Aug 18, 2019  

Psychology, General BA

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Two options are available – General and Pre-Professional Program.   The PPP is for students planning a graduate degree.  Whichever program students choose they should consult with their advisors and classes should be chosen with occupational goals in mind.   Students planning on graduate school should choose classes related to that area of specialization.

For both options, 21 credits must be selected from courses numbered 300 or above

Introduction — 3

Developmental — 3

Professional Convention — 1

Content Courses - 18

Select a minimum of five courses from Groups A and B.

Cognates — 19–25

Electives - 3

Electives may be chosen from Content Courses not taken to meet minimum requirement.  Other PSYC courses in the undergraduate program, or those approved by the advisor/chair.


Field Experience

Major Field Test:

Majors are required to take the Major Field Test in Psychology. The exam assesses the following areas: memory and thinking, sensory and physiology, developmental, clinical and abnormal, social, and measurement and methodology

Computer Policy

In the behavioral sciences, the computer is an indispensible tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum; this computer must be purchased by the student’s second year in the program or the semester of the first research class, whichever is earlier. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses that they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. A list of required software and minimum specifications that a laptop must meet is available in the Department of Behavioral Sciences office; use of the computer varies by course.

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