The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Psychology is a program of study that:
Exposes students to concepts and research from multiple theoretical perspectives on behavior and mental processes
Trains students in the scientific method and engages them in behavioral research
Within these program goals the B.A. in Psychology also helps carry out the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: students of psychology are taught to think critically about truth claims involving behavior, and to reason and communicate scientifically. The B.A. in Psychology prepares students for work and/or graduate study in a wide range of fields outside of psychology including business, education, health, law, and technology. The B.A. in Psychology is preparation for graduate study in psychology, and for careers in behavioral research and human service professions.
A Psychology major consists of 33 semester hours distributed as follows: