2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA

The psychology major provides:

  • an excellent foundation for graduate study in psychology,  counseling, pastoral ministry, and related fields
  • a liberal arts degree that opens the doors to many different careers (community/social services, human resources, management/business, and STEM/STEM-related occupations)
  • an educational experience that promotes intellectual, personal, and interpersonal growth.

A major in psychology consists of 41 hours of psychology courses beyond PSYC 121.

Additional Information/Electives

In addition to traditional course offerings, the department provides opportunities for practica in applied settings, participation in faculty research projects, and independent study of advanced topics.

Psychology majors must take at least twelve hours of electives chosen from 300- or 400-level psychology courses. A maximum of six of these upper-level hours may be PSYC 420 - Research Practicum  and a maximum of three may be PSYC 430 - Psychology Practicum . Students may earn a cumulative maximum of twelve credits of PSYC 420, six of which may be counted toward the psychology major and the other six toward overall graduation requirements.

Students planning for graduate study in psychology are advised to take as many upper-level psychology electives as their schedules permit and as their particular areas of anticipated graduate study dictate.