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Major & Minor Information

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Psychology Major

Psychology majors are afforded a choice between two degree options; a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree so that they can tailor their education to fit their professional goals.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree provides a broad background in psychology, and prepares students for advanced training in the field of psychology or a related scientific discipline. This degree provides a curriculum that emphasizes mathematical and methodological skills that psychologists utilize when studying human and animal behavior. The BS degree will be especially useful for those who plan to pursue advanced graduate-level study in psychology or a related natural science discipline such as neuroscience or medical research.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree provides a broad undergraduate overview of the field of psychology. Students who are considering entering a career in human services or a psychology-related field where graduate training in psychology is not required (e.g., social work, education, business, or health-related occupations such as nursing or physical therapy) may consider the B.A. degree.

Ready to declare your major? 

Please view Declaring your Major instructions created by the Academic Advising and Planning Center 

Once you have declared your major you may find these tips from our Psychology Advising pages helpful. 

Psychology Minor

A Psychology Minor is a strong complement to many majors. A few popular majors among students who add a psychology minor include Biology, Business Administration,  Communications, Exercise Science, Public Health, Sociology, & Teacher Education.

Neuroscience Minor

The Neuroscience minor is offered jointly by the Departments of Psychology, Biology, and Physics and is designed to provide students with a full-spectrum approach to understanding how the brain and nervous system work in the expression of behavior. Learn more by visiting the Neuroscience Minor Website

Important Forms and Department Policies

A collection of documents and policies, including degree checklists, course override policy, student research forms, change in psychology advisor request, and registrar's office information can be found following link below. 

Useful Links for Current Psychology Students

Still not sure if majoring in Psychology is right for you?  The links below may provide useful information to help you decide.

Disclaimer

This information is subject to change. In case of any discrepancy between this information and the catalog, the catalog will take precedence