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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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY1000 Introduction to Psychology None
PY2020 Research Methods in Psychology + Lab PY1000CCI
PY/GS2120 (course type CCR) Writing the Social World College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010 AND PY1000CCI OR GS2006GE110
PY4090 (course type CCC)
or
PY4095 (course type CCC)
Senior Seminar
or
Senior Project
College Level=Senior AND Major=Psychology
or
College Level=Senior

 

Fundamental Courses

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PY2013 Understanding Human Development None
PY2021 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality None
PY2022 Personality & Individual Difference None
PY2042 The Psychoneuroses: A Psychodynamic Approach to the Neuroses None
PY2043 Abnormal & Clinical Psychology PY1000CCI
PY2044 Clinical Theories PY1000CCI
PY/GS2045 Social Psychology None
PY2046 Cultural Psychology College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY2055 Brain & Behavior PY1000CCI
PY2075 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
MA1020 Applied Statistics I MA0900 or placement above
PY2007 Madness, Mania & the Cinema College Level=Sophomore
PY/GS2008 Gender Identity, Homosexuality & the Cinema None
PY2009 Shattered Brains & Fractured Minds PY1000CCI
PY/GS2010 Psychology & Gender None
PY2013 Understanding Human Development None
MA2020 Applied Statistics II MA1020CCM OR MA1020GE120
PY2021 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality None
PY2022 Personality and Individual Differences None
PY2042 The Psychoneuroses: A Psychodynamic Approach to the Neuroses None
PY2043 Abnormal and Clinical Psychology PY1000CCI
PY2044 Clinical Theories PY1000CCI
PY/GS2045 Social Psychology None
PY2046 Cultural Psychology College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY/GS2051 Sexuality, Aggression & Guilt  College Level=Sophomore
PY2055 Brain and Behavior PY1000CCI
PY/GS2061 Love, Sexuality & the Cinema  College Level=Sophomore
PY2075 Cognitive Psychology PY1000CCI
PY3025 Psychology of Sensation & Perception  PY1000CCI
PY/LI3035 Psycholinguistics None
CS/CM3048 Human-Computer Interaction CS1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040GE110
PY3065 Psychology of Learning & Memory PY1000CCI
PY3066 Life Stories College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY3067 Social Memory College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY3068 The Autobiographical Process PY1000CCI
PY/FR3090 Topics in French Literature, 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.