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Psychology, BA

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Psychologists explore the complexity of the brain, mental processes, and behavior. 

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others? The psychology major provides an excellent foundation for graduate study, a liberal arts degree that opens doors to many different careers, and an educational experience that promotes intellectual, personal, and interpersonal growth.


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A major in psychology consists of 41 hours of psychology beyond PSYC 121. 

The 41 hours must include:

Psychology majors also must take at least 12 hours of electives chosen from 300- or 400- level psychology courses. Students may earn a cumulative maximum of 12 credits of PSYC 420, six of which may be counted toward the psychology major and the other six toward overall graduation requirements.

A minor in psychology requires 18 hours of coursework. 

The 18 hours include:

The remaining 9 hours may be selected from any other psychology offerings with the exception of PSYC 230, 430, and 480.

Selection of psychology as a liberal arts cognate requires the following requirements, as well as at least 12 hours of upper-level coursework. Talk to your adviser regarding policies governing the liberal arts major.

The initial 12 hours are:



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