B.A. in Psychology (PY.BA)

B.A. in Psychology (PY.BA)

Major Requirements/Psychology (39 credits)
PY-103Introduction to Psychology3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PY-207Social Psychology3
Select 9 credits from Psychology 300+/400+ level (excluding PY-310 and PY-411)9
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Psychology of Learning
Memory and Cognition
Introduction to Neurosciences
Evolutionary Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Animal Behavior
PY-220Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory4
PY-311Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory4
(PY-220 and PY-311 both satisfy Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
PY-320Research III: Experimental Methods and Laboratory4
PY-491Research IV: Thesis in Psychology2
Select 1 credit of Psychology Thesis laboratory (PY-300L+)1
Interdisciplinary Requirements (9 credits)
MA-105Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences3
Students may select MA-105 or higher to satisfy this requirement.
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
PL-101Introduction to Philosophy3
or PY-230 History of Psychology
Select 3 credits of Social Science Elective (SS.SV)3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Free Electives (39 credits) 1
Select up to 39 credits of free electives 139
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 2
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 233
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
PY-103 Introduction to Psychology (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3MA-105 Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences (or higher)3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3PY-203, PY-204, or PY-2053
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
PY-220 Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL) and Writing Intensive (WT)4PY-311 Research II: Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory4
PY-208 Psychopathology3PY-207 Social Psychology3
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature3PY-230 History of Psychology or PL 1013
Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3Gen*ED Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective (Department highly recommends PY-202, Career Prep)1
Semester Credits16Semester Credits14
Third Year
PY-320 Research III: Experimental Methods and Laboratory4PY-300+ Psychology Elective (excludes PY-310 and PY-411)3
PY-301, PY-302, PY-350, PY-370, PY-404 or PY3063PY-300+ Psychology Elective (excludes PY-310 nd PY-411)3
Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3Free Elective3
Free Elective (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (ExEd)3Free Electives6
Free Elective2 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
PY-300+ Psychology Elective (excludes PY-310 and PY-411)3PR-4xx Gen*Ed Interdsiciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
PY-300L+ Psychology Lab 300 Level1Free Electives6
PY-491 Research IV: Thesis in Psychology2Free Electives6
Free Elective3 
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120