1. Knowledge Base of Psychology Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, ethical principles, and historical trends in psychology.
2. Research Methods in Psychology Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation
3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology Students will use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, reflection, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
4. Communication in Psychology Students will learn how to communicate competently and in a scholarly manner about psychological concepts in writing and orally.
The B.A. in psychology program requires the completion of 122 credits, 53-62 of which are required to complete the major.
To complete the major, students must complete 25 credits of core psychology courses, 7 credits of non-psychology required courses, and select one of the following: a 21-credit concentration in general psychology, a 27-credit concentration in clinical psychology, a 27-credit concentration in community and society, or a 30-credit concentration in forensic psychology; and complete the University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:
- Core Competency 3.1 must be fulfilled with MATH 1108 or higher
- Core Competency 3.2 must be fulfilled with PSYC 3301
- Core Competency 4.1 must be fulfilled with BIOL 1121
- Core Competency 7.1 must be fulfilled with PSYC 1112
Required Psychology Courses (25 credits)
Required non-Psychology courses (7 credits)
Concentration in Forensic Psychology
The forensic psychology concentration consists of 9 credits of psychology courses beyond the required core and breadth area courses, and 6 credits of criminal justice courses beyond the required psychology and non-psychology courses.