May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Psychology, BA (Continuing Studies)

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120 semester hours of credit required for degree

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. Students may choose this field out of personal interest, as preparation for graduate study, or as preparation for careers in mental health, counseling, corrections, human resource management, and so on. Courses in the related fields of anthropology, criminal justice, and sociology are recommended to psychology majors. The bachelor of arts degree is awarded upon successful completion of the curriculum. This degree permits selection of a minor.

General Education Requirements 

All students are required to complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in each of the three areas of humanities, social science, and science/mathematics. A Semester hour consists of one hour per week in a classroom per semester or two to three hours in laboratory or fieldwork per semester. This requirement is based on the conviction that a baccalaureate degree represents more than expertise in a specific field. Students broaden themselves by taking courses in academic areas that have traditionally been at the heart of an undergraduate education. Students should work closely with advisors in selecting courses appropriate to their interests and academic needs. For more information regarding the General Education Requirements, please see the navigation bar in the catalog or General Education  .

Courses taken on pass/no pass basis may not be used to satisfy the university distribution requirement. Both semester-long and certain module courses may be used to satisfy distribution requirements. 


See Course Descriptions  for required prerequisites and corequisites

Additional General Education (31 credits)

See General Education   

Program Core (48 Credits)

Developmental—Domain 1 (3 Credits)

Sociocultural—Domain 2 (3 Credits)

Biological—Domain 3 (3 Credits)

Electives (31 Credits)

  • Limited electives 17 Credit(s)+
  • Free electives 14 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 120

*UPSY 331 UPSY 332 UPSY 333  or UPSY 334  

***If a student takesUPSY 211 UPSY 230 , or UPSY 235  they cannot take the corresponding course that has the lab: UPSY 331 UPSY 332 UPSY 333  

+Any courses except those in ACCT, BUS, BLAW, EC, FIN, MGT, MHR, MIS, MKT, OPM, QA, SBAH, or SMGT.

++Select courses from ANTH, APSU, BIOL, COMS, CJ, GWS, POLS, PRWR, SOC.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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