Psychology Major, BA


This major prepares students for graduate school in both research and applied psychology and for entry-level employment in many fields of human services. 

University Core – (44-55)

Core must include

PSY 112Introduction to Psychology

4 credits

Major Courses – (43-48)

PLV program:  43 credits

NYC program: 44-48 credits

Required Courses: (28-32 credits)

NYC required courses include both PSY 315 and PSY 375: (32 credits)

PLV required courses include PSY 315 or  PSY 323 and not PSY 375: (28 credits)

PSY 205Statistics in Psychology and Allied Fields

4 credits

PSY 304Social Psychology

4 credits

PSY 308History of Psychology

4 credits

PSY 311Biological Psychology

4 credits

PSY 315Cognitive Psychology

4 credits

PSY 375Lifespan Development Psychology

4 credits

PSY 323Psychology of Learning

3 credits

PSY 380Experimental Psychology I

4 credits

PSY 381Experimental Psychology II

4 credits


Required Major Electives: (12-16 credits)

NYC major: Takes 4-5 approved Group I/II PSY courses on department list, at least 3 of them from Group I (12-16 credits).

PLV major: Takes any 4-5 200/300-level PSY courses (15 credits).

Open Electives - (24-41)

NYC major:  Takes 24-40 Open Elective credits.

PLV  major:  Takes 29-41 Open Elective credits.

These credits must include UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar (required of all first-year freshman students) and PSY 112 if not taken for University Core credit.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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