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Updated 2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Psychology, B.A. major

The Psychology major at BSU provides students with unique opportunities to prepare for work in applied psychology and the human services at the Bachelor’s level. The major also offers unique opportunities for students to prepare for graduate programs leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees in various fields of psychological practice and science. Many students choose the major to complete a general liberal arts degree or to prepare for work in fields other than psychology.

Required Credits: 49
Required GPA: 2.25

I REQUIRED COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II REQUIRED ELECTIVES

Students should choose electives in the major that best match their interests and career goals. In consultation with their advisor, students should select 21 credits of elective courses as follows.

GROUP 1: ELECTIVES
Select a minimum of 12 additional credits of Psychology
courses at any level.

These credits may include Pre-Intership Seminar
(PSY 4870) and up to 6 credits of Internship in
Psychology (PSY 4970). Internships require senior
standing, completion of all relevant coursework and
consent of an advisor.

Additional credits from Research Lab may also be
included. An overall maximum of 6 credits from
Research Lab can be used to fulfill the 21 elective
requirement of the major (Group 1 and Group 2).

General Elective credits may also include a course from
outside the department of Psychology. In consultation
with their advisor, students may include up to 4
credits from one of the following courses from
outside the department.

GROUP 2: 4000 - LEVEL ELECTIVES
Select a minimum of 9 credits of Psychology courses at
the 4000 level. These credits may include a maximum of
3 credits from Research Lab (PSY 4447). Credits from
Pre-Internship Seminar (PSY 4870) and Internship in
Psychology (PSY 4970) may not be included.

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR PSYCHOLOGY, B.A. MAJOR

Freshman:

Sophomore:

Junior:

Senior:

  • Fall Semester: 4000 level Psychology electives, 4-5 credits
  • Spring Semester: 4000 level Psychology electives, 4-5 credits