Psychology (B.A.)

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the major: For a current degree sequence, please visit the department's website.

42 semester hours in Psychology as follows:

1. 21 semester hours of required core courses:

PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 3384/SOCI 3384Research Methods I

PSYC 2380Biology and Behavior

PSYC 3381Statistics in Psychology

PSYC 3387Research Methods II

PSYC 4331History of Psychology

 

PSYC 3331Abnormal Psychology

or

PSYC 3353Personality

2. Completion of a concentration:

Option A: General Psychology (12 hours)

In addition to completion of the PSYC core, students will select courses from each of the following groups: Human Development (3 credits), Social Influences (3 credits), and 4000-level Courses in Psychology (6 credits). Students will also complete PSYC elective courses, and a minor or another major. Meet with adviser to determine best courses for your goals.

Human Development (3 credits): select at least one (but no more than two will count for the psychology major)
PSYC 2356Lifespan Development

PSYC 2370Child/Adolescent Development

PSYC 2372Adult Development and Aging

Social Influences (3 credits): select at least one
PSYC 3340Community Psyc/Drug Use Prev

PSYC 3351/SOCI 3351Social Psychology

PSYC 3385Multicultural Issues

PSYC 3367Experient Cross-Cultural Psyc

Additional 4000-level courses in Psychology (at least 6 credits):
These courses require reading from primary resources in addition to or instead of textbooks - select at least two from the following list or other 4000-level psychology classes when offered (i.e., 4399 special topics or research continuation).  Please attend to course prerequisites as they vary by course.
PSYC 4335Learning and Behavior

PSYC 4376Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 4345Social Development

PSYC 4327Sensation and Perception

PSYC 4330Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 4332Theories of Psychotherapy

PSYC 4340Physiological Psychology

PSYC 4353Social Cognition

PSYC 4359Directed Practicum/Internship

PSYC 4380Psychometrics

PSYC 4381Advanced Statistics

PSYC 4490/CRJU 4490Drg Prv/Crim Jus Rsrch/Intrnhp

Additional 3 Psychology electives (9 credits)
An additional 3 Psychology electives (9 credits) for a total of at least 42 credit hours in psychology.  In additio to the many PSYC electives available refer to the list of course descriptions at the end of the catalog), additional course(s) completed from the Development (lint to one additional course), Social Influences, or 4000-level courses can serve as an elective.  lease note that no more than 2 development classes (6 credits) at the 2000-level will count toward the major (with one (3 credits) meeting the human development requirement and one (3 credits)) serving as an elective.
Minor

A minor (i.e. courses in another discipline) or additional major

 

Total: At least 42 credit hours

Option B: Addiction Prevention Specialist/Community Psychology (21 hours)

This option leads to eligibility for certification as a "certified prevention specialist" in Texas. In addition to the Psychology core for the major, these courses are required:

Completion of 18 hours in Psychology
PSYC 3340Community Psyc/Drug Use Prev

PSYC 3325/CRJU 3325Drugs/Crime in Modern Society

PSYC 3465Drug Use Prevent/Intervention

PSYC 4490/CRJU 4490Drg Prv/Crim Jus Rsrch/Intrnhp

PSYC 4490/CRJU 4490 Drug Use Prevention and Criminal Justice Internship (Service Learning; must be taken twice for 8 hours credit)
Human Development (3 credits)
PSYC 2356Lifespan Development

PSYC 2370Child/Adolescent Development

PSYC 2372Adult Development and Aging

One of the following courses
PSYC 3351/SOCI 3351Social Psychology

PSYC 3385Multicultural Issues

Completion of one of these courses
PSYC 4380Psychometrics

PSYC 4381Advanced Statistics