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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Psychology

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (PSYBA)
World Campus

PROFESSOR MELVIN MARK, Head

This major is designed for students who want to learn about behavior, normal and abnormal, how it is studied, and its relation to applied areas. Students are encouraged to conduct research with members of the faculty and/or take a practicum in an applied setting. Graduates are equipped for various positions in human service agencies, industrial settings, or laboratories. Others go on to professional school, e.g., medical school, law school, or to continue their training in psychology working toward a master's or a doctoral degree. Majors may elect either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science program.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the PSYBA major, a student at any location must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average; 2) completed PSYCH 100 GS(3) with a grade of C or better; 3) completed STAT 200 GQ(4) or PSYCH 200 GQ(4), at least 3 credits of GQ courses (not including STAT 200), and at least 3 credits of GS courses (not including PSYCH 100) with a grade of C or better.

For the B.A. degree in Psychology, a minimum of 123 credits is required

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 13 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 47 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PSYCH 105(3) (Sem: 2-5)
PSYCH 301W(4) (Sem: 3-6)
PSYCH 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (34 credits)
Select 6 credits of GQ courses (Sem: 1-4)
PSYCH 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 12 credits of 200-level PSY courses (not to include PSYCH 294, PSYCH 296, or PSYCH 297). At least 3 credits must be from each group a, b, and c:
a. PSYCH 253 GS(3), PSYCH 256 GS(3), PSYCH 260(3), PSYCH 261 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
b. PSYCH 212 GS(3), PSYCH 221 GS(3), PSYCH 231 GS;US(3), PSYCH 238 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
c. PSYCH 243 GS(3), PSYCH 269(3), PSYCH 270(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits of PSY courses at the 400 level (not to include PSYCH 490, and including no more than 3 credits of PSYCH 493, PSYCH 494, PSYCH 495, or PSYCH 496) (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-181

Review Date: 4/13/04

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06

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