Department of

Psychological Science


Major in Psychological Science

The Department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Students seeking an undergraduate major in Psychology are required to complete 42 credits in psychology (14 courses). There are 7 required courses, plus 4 courses from core areas and 3 electives. 

Becoming a Major in Psychological Science

To become a psychology major, you need to go to the Registrar's Office, 115 Davidson (Administration) Building, and complete a Declaration of Major form. It will need to be signed by the Psychology Department Chair. Bring it to the Psychology Department Office (228 MW), where the form will be signed and you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning your academic program

Learning Goals
  1. Knowledge Base in Psychology

  2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

  3. Communication

  4. Sociocultural and International Awareness

  5. Ethical and Social Responsibility

  6. Professional Development.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the BA in Psychology will be expected to:

  1. Identify, describe, and apply key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.

  2. Interpret, design, and conduct basic and applied research.

  3. Write and orally communicate effectively in various formats and for various purposes.

  4. Evaluate theories, philosophies, and research from diverse sociocultural perspectives, including those that do not represent mainstream Western perspectives.

  5. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.

  6. Identify and develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving selected career goals.