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
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
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) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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
PY2020REG 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
PY2013REG UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT None
PY2021REG PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORIES OF PERSONALITY None
PY2022REG PERSONALITY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES None
PY2042REG THE PSYCHONEUROSES None
PY2043REG ABNORMAL & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PY1000CCI
PY2044REG CLINICAL THEORIES PY1000CCI
PY2045CCI SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY None
PY2046CCI CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY None
PY2055REG BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR PY1000CCI
PY2075REG 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
MA1020CCM APPLIED STATISTICS I MA0900 or placement above
PY2007REG MADNESS, MANIA, & THE CINEMA College Level=Sophomore
PY2008REG GENDER-IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, & THE CINEMA None
PY2009REG SHATTERED BRAINS, FRACTURED MINDS PY1000CCI
PY2010CCI INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIETY None
PY2013REG UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT None
MA2020REG APPLIED STATISTICS II MA1020CCM OR MA1020GE120
PY2021REG PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORIES OF PERSONALITY None
PY2022REG PERSONALITY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES None
PY2042REG THE PSYCHONEUROSES None
PY2043REG ABNORMAL & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PY1000CCI
PY2044REG CLINICAL THEORIES PY1000CCI
PY2045CCI SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY None
PY2046CCI CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY None
PY2051REG SEXUALITY, AGGRESSION, & GUILT College Level=Sophomore
PY2055REG BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR PY1000CCI
PY2061REG LOVE, SEXUALITY, & CINEMA College Level=Sophomore
PY2075REG COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PY1000CCI
PY3025REG PSYCHOLOGY OF SENSATION PY1000CCI
PY3035REG PSYCHOLINGUISTICS None
CS3048REG HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION CS1005 GPA 3.0 OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110
PY3065REG PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING & MEMORY PY1000CCI
PY3066REG LIFE STORIES College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY3067CCI SOCIAL MEMORY College Level=Sophomore OR PY1000CCI
PY3068REG THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROCESS PY1000CCI OR PY1000GE110
PY3090REG Topics in French Literature, only topics on Psychoanalysis, maximum one course towards PY degree  FR2200CCI OR FR2500 OR FR2550
PY3091REG 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.