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Psychology, B.A.


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NY State Program Code: 04162
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 41
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

To earn the B.A. in Psychology, students must successfully complete the following requirements (details are given below):

  • General Education distribution and learning goal classes;
  • 17 credits of required foundation classes;
  • 12 credits of classes in different domains of psychology;
  • 3 credits of a domain elective;
  • A Professional Development Portfolio (during or after the spring semester of their junior year);
  • 6 credits of advanced topics seminars;
  • 3 credits of a capstone/Senior Experience Applied class.
  • 120 credits total.

General Education Requirements


All students must meet the University’s General Education distribution and learning goal requirements, as described here.   

Course Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology


(41 credits total)

Domains in Psychology Classes


(12 credits)

At least one course from each of the following four domains:

Biological and Cognitive Psychology


(Must choose 1 course)

Social & Personality Psychology


(must choose 1 course)

Developmental Psychology


Professional Development Portfolio


Students will upload their most significant writing assignment as a writing sample,’ their CV/resume, and a brief professional cover letter to a personal Google site that will then be reviewed by a graduate assistant. Students will register for a 0-credit course (0501-499-001) during or after the spring semester of their junior year to complete the portfolio requirement.

Semester Sequence


Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 41
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

 
Requirements
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
PIA (0501) 101 General Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 103 Writing in Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 115 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 137 Psychological Statistics 4              
PIA (0501) 240 History of Psychology 3              
PIA (0501) 245 Psychological Research 4              
PIA (0501) 499 Professional Development Portfolio 0           (✓ or ✓ or ✓)
Domains in Psychology Courses 12        
Advanced Topic Seminars 6            
Capstone/Senior Experience Applied Course  3             (✓ or✓)

Independent Study


See section entitled Additional Information for all Derner students.

The Psychology Internship Program


See section entitled Additional Information for Derner undergraduate students.

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