Oct 23, 2019  

Psychology, General BA

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Within the BA in Psychology program, two tracks are available: General and Pre-Professional. The Pre-Professional track is designed 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.

Major: Concentration Requirements - 13-16

Major Electives - 6-9

Electives may be chosen from psychology courses not required within the core concentration requirements, or those approved by the advisor/chair, to meet the minimum of 31 credits in psychology.

Cognates — 16–32

Additional Information

Field Experience and a reading knowledge of a foreign language are strongly recommended, particularly for students who plan to take graduate studies in Psychology.

Graduation Requirements

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. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

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