Mar 03, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the Major Requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 35-36

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Select one of the following (completed by Advanced Lecture/ Lab):

Graduation Composition and Communication hours (GCCR): 4

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 3

(partially completed by PSY 312 ; and to complete this requirement, consider PSY 456  as the Advanced Lecture/Lab or PSY 565  as the Capstone or PSY 393  or PSY 459  as electives)

b. Social Science

(completed by Premajor and Major Requirements)

c. Humanities: 6

III. Laboratory or Field Work

(completed by Premajor Requirement)

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 15-29

Premajor Requirements

Premajor hours: 8-9

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

Advanced Lecture/Lab: 4

Capstone Option: 3-8

Electives: 0-5

From Outside the Major Department

  • Choose 14 hours outside Psychology at the 300+ level. 200+ level courses used to satisfy College requirements can also be counted here Credit(s): 14

Other Major hours: 26


Choose electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation

Subtotal: Electives: 5

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.

^This requirement is fulfilled for students who have completed a 3-credit introductory psychology course at an accredited college or university, or who have scored a 3 on the Advance Placement Psychology Test.

†Course used toward completion of the College Natural Science requirement.

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