Requirements: Psychology Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY1000CCI INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY None
PY2020 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY + Lab PY1000CCI
PY2120CCR WRITING THE SOCIAL WORLD College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010 AND PY1000CCI OR GS2006GE110 OR GS2006
PY4090CCC
or
PY4095CCC
SENIOR SEMINAR
or
SENIOR PROJECT
((PY2120CCR OR GS2120CCR) OR College Level=Senior) OR ( Major=Psychology OR Major=Gender, Sexuality and Society AND College Level=Senior)
or
PY2120CCR OR GS2120CCR AND College Level=Senior

 

Fundamental Courses

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
None
PERSONALITY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
None
ABNORMAL & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PY1000CCI
CLINICAL THEORIES
PY1000CCI
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
None
CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
None
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
PY1000CCI
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PY1000CCI
 
Select four courses from the following list or the list above if not already taken – at least two must be at the 3000 level or above.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
APPLIED STATISTICS I
MA0900 OR MA1005 OR MA1005CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR ELECMA-25 OR ELECMA-20 OR ELECMA-30 OR (MA1025CCM OR MA1025GE120) OR MA1030 OR MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120 OR MA1091 OR MA1091CCM OR MA1091GE120
SHATTERED BRAINS, FRACTURED MINDS
PY1000CCI
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIETY
None
UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
None
APPLIED STATISTICS II
MA1020CCM OR MA1020GE120
PERSONALITY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
None
ABNORMAL & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PY1000CCI
CLINICAL THEORIES
PY1000CCI
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
None
CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
None
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
PY1000CCI
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PY1000CCI
TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
College Level=Sophomore
PSYCHOLOGY OF SENSATION
PY1000CCI
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
None
PY3040 PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY College Level=Sophomore
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
CS1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110
PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING & MEMORY
PY1000CCI
LIFE STORIES
College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
SOCIAL MEMORY
College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROCESS
PY1000CCI OR PY1000GE110
PY3069 SOCIETY, ILLNESS, & HEALTH College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
TOPICS IN LITERATURE & PSYCHOANALYSIS (only topics on Psychoanalysis, maximum one course towards PY degree)
FR2200CCI OR FR2500 OR FR2550
PY3091 TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY College Level=Sophomore

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

Honors

Students earning a 3.7 or above in their Psychology courses taken during the junior and senior years may apply for honors, which requires the creation of an original scholarly product of exceptional quality. Interested students should contact the department chair.