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  • Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts in psychology enables students to achieve a high level of proficiency in the science of psychology, including the core natural and social science areas of psychology. Laboratory courses emphasize students' understanding of the design, analysis and critical interpretation of psychological research. Students will also refine their core knowledge and understanding of psychological research with advanced coursework in statistics, biology and mathematics.

    Psychology, Bachelor of Arts major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Demonstrate satisfactory (minimum grade of C) performance on exams, papers and other coursework for six credits in core psychology natural sciences (course prefixes CBH, EAB, EXP and PSB), six credits of core psychology social sciences (course prefixes CLP, DEP, SOP and PPE) and three or four credits of psychological research methodology, design and analysis, as graded by department rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Apply aspects of core natural science areas within psychology as well as core social science areas within psychology.
    2. Design, analyze and interpret psychological research.
    3. Review, interpret, and analyze the literature in psychological science.
    4. Clearly and effectively present ideas in speech and in writing that contribute to the dissemination of advances in research in psychological science.
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    Curriculum Map

    All courses available to students are listed in the table; however, students choose six credits in core psychology natural sciences, six credits of core psychology social sciences and three-to-four credits in psychological research methodology, design and analysis.

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    DEP 4115 R      
    DEP 4163 R      
    DEP 4305 R      
    DEP 4464 R      
    DEP 4930 R      
    EAB 4184 R      
    EAB 4704 R      
    EXP 4504 R      
    PCO 3320​ ​R
    PCO 4104 R      
    PCO 4272​ ​R
    PCO 4930 R      
    PSB 3842 R      
    PSB 4240 R      
    PSB 4342​ ​R
    PSB 4434 R      
    PSB 4504 R      
    PSB 4654 R      
    PSB 4810 R      
    PSB 4823 R      
    PSB 4934 R      
    PSY 4604 R R R  
    PSY 4930 R      
    SOP 4444 R      
    SOP 4504 R      
    SOP 4704 R      
    STA 3024   I, R    
    Natural Sciences
    CBH 3003 I, R, A      
    EAB 3002 I, R, A      
    EAB 3764 I, R, A      
    EXP 3104 I, R, A      
    EXP 3604 I, R, A      
    PSB 3002 I, R, A      
    PSB 3340 I, R, A      
    Social Sciences
    CLP 3144 I, R, A      
    DEP 3053 I, R, A      
    PPE 3003 I, R, A      
    SOP 3004 I, R, A      
    DEP 4704C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    EAB 4022C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    EAB 4714C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    EXP 4174C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    EXP 4934C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    PPE 4324C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    PSY 3213L   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    SOP 4214C   I, R, A I, R, A I, R, A
    Individual work in research, teaching, or community service
    PSY 3912   R R R
    PSY 4905 R    
    PSY 4940 R      
    PSY 4949  R      
    PSY 4970   R R R
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    Assessment Types

    • Exams
    • Papers
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