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


  • 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