Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The Department of Psychology has developed a curriculum that accomplishes its undergraduate mission while meeting the needs of a wide spectrum of students. The undergraduate mission of the department is to help students establish a strong foundation in the theoretical, scientific, and applied study of psychology. Degree options allow students to move toward the more advanced educational opportunities that are necessary for a professional career in psychology or to choose pre-professional or direct work entry, both within the context of a strong liberal arts background. The curriculum is also designed to provide a broad but intensive educational experience for students in other fields who have an interest in particular areas of psychology which may bear upon other career plans or goals. Coursework in the department promotes the accomplishment of learning objectives that include reading, public speaking, writing, computer data analysis, critical thinking, formal scientific thinking, and service.
There are two undergraduate degrees offered by the Psychology Department: A Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. Both degree options provide our students with a strong foundation in Psychology. The B.A. degree places greater emphasis on a traditional liberal arts education and requires two years of a foreign language. While the vast majority of our majors choose the B.S. option, your choice should be based on your specific interests and career goals. Both degrees provide an excellent education and form a solid basis for career development or graduate education.
To receive a Minor in Psychology, you must complete 18 hours of psychology coursework including:
PSY 1010-Introduction to Psychology
PSY 4120-Advanced Seminar for Psychological Processes or
PSY 4600-Systems of Psychology or
PSY 4610-Philosophical Psychology
9 hours must be upper level.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.