Dec 05, 2023  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology (B.A.)


Thirty-eight credits in psychology are required for a major.


PSY 340 , PSY 342 , PSY 347 , PSY 349 , or PSY 352  can be taken without their associated labs for psychology elective credit.

Students considering graduate work or specific vocational objectives should consult with department faculty, especially their advisors, in choosing their electives. The department encourages students to take courses outside the department in areas that liberalize their understanding of human experience and nonhuman behavior or improve their ability to use and apply psychological knowledge.

The department offers an extensive internship program in which students work under supervision in an off-campus setting (e.g., psychiatric hospital, crisis center, district court). The purpose of the program is to help students learn to apply their academic knowledge in a practical setting. This program is an elective option which upper division majors are encouraged to take. See course description for PSY 425 , PSY 426 .

Minors for Psychology Majors

Psychology majors may choose a departmental minor in any other major in the College (e.g., neuroscience, computer science) or in an interdisciplinary minor (e.g., peace and conflict studies, prelaw, environmental studies). Requirements for departmental minors are listed under the appropriate major; other minors are listed under Interdisciplinary/Off-Campus Programs.