The department of psychology offers the bachelor of arts and the bachelor of science degrees. The psychology course requirements are identical in these two degree programs, emphasizing training and hands-on experience in the research process centered on a four-course sequence capped by a small-class laboratory in one of six areas of psychology: learning, cognition, developmental, sensation and perception, behavioral neuroscience, or animal behavior. The B.A. and B.S. degree programs differ in additional course requirements, as described below. Both programs prepare the student for graduate study in psychology. Specific course recommendations for admission to graduate school are also listed below.

A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in all courses required for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in psychology. Permission of the department must be obtained to substitute another course for one in which a grade of less than “C-” is earned. One of the required non-psychology courses for the B.S. degree may be taken CR/NC.

Advanced Writing Requirement

PSYC 3140 and one of the following courses is required to satisfy the advanced writing course requirement for all psychology majors: PSYC 4024, 4074, 4214, 4234, 4280, 4544, 4960, 4990.

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