Psychology, B.A. - Concentration: General

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This program has a separate acceptance process. Please consult the acceptance requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – Mind and Body
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology - (Group 1)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


35 Credits Required
Acceptance to the major required.
‘C’ or better required in all  PSY courses


Group 2: Two courses (Requires completion of Group 1).

  • Any two 200-level psychology courses except PSY 259.

Group 3: One course (Requires at least 3 credits from Group 2).

  • Any 300-level psychology course except for PSY 300, 303, 311, 313, 383, 393

Group 4: Required course: (Requires completion of LEP Tier 1:Quantitative Reasoning)

  • PSY 259 — Statistics in Psychology

Group 5: Required course: (Requires departmental permission and completed major acceptance form)

  • PSY 300—The Psychology Major: Curriculum and Careers (1 credit)

Group 6: Two of the following (Requires completion of Group 4 and Group 5)

Group 7: Required course (Requires completion of Group 4 and Group 5)

  • PSY 393 — Experimental Methods

Group 8: Two courses (Requires completion of Group 4 and 5, and at least 3 credits from Groups 3 and/or 6)

  • Any two 400-level psychology courses except for PSY 463, 467, 471, 472, 473, and 499.

Group 9: One of the following (specific course prerequisites apply)

Group 10: One of the following (specific course prerequisites apply)

  • Any Group 3, 6 or 8 psychology course.


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).