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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  44

Major Requirements

This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, satisfying the requirements for a major in Psychology includes successful completion of a minimum of 44 credits and all required courses as described below in Psychology and a Cognate course in Biology (for a total minimum of 48 credits) as follows: 


Foundational Courses

Cognate Requirement in Biology/Health Sciences


This requirement can also be fulfilled by either of the following two-course sequences:

Two Laboratory Courses in Basic Psychological Processes

At Least One Course Related to Psychological Individuation

At Least One Course Related to Social Relations

One of the Following Capstone Options

Further Explorations in Psychology

To complete the required 44 credits in Psychology, students may take a combination of other Psychology courses and/or HSC 2500  ,  a maximum of four credits in Directed Study and/or Directed Research, and the second semester of a 2-semester Senior Capstone Sequence, in consulation with your advisor.

Major GPA. The GPA for the psychology major will be calculated by taking the average of courses designated PSY.

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