Psychology- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Psychology, 100 Psychology Building (513-529-2400).

You must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for all psychology courses attempted and for which a letter grade has been earned. All courses used to satisfy basic departmental requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

Departmental Honors

Eligibility for departmental honors, the support of a faculty advisor and a cumulative and major GPA of 3.25. Departmental honors candidates complete PSY 480 Independent Reading for Department Honors (minimum 4; maximum 6), in which they write and present a thesis. PSY 400 Senior Thesis in Psychology is recommended.

Recommended Courses of Study

This department offers a single major; all majors are encouraged to take a variety of courses in psychology. For flexible career planning, the department suggests courses of study consistent with your career goals. Choose those courses with your academic adviser. As long as you fulfill the Basic Departmental Requirements, your plan of study need not coincide exactly with any of those specified below.

Program Requirements (36 semester hours)

All of these:

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (4)

PSY 293 Research Design and Analyses in Psychology I (4)

PSY 294 Research Design and Analyses in Psychology II (4)

STA 261 Statistics (4)

Choose at least ONE course from each of the following groups:

Biopsychology: PSY 251 or 351 or 356

Cognitive: PSY 271 or 275 or 372 or 373 or 374 or 375 or 376 or 453 or 470

Developmental: PSY 231 or 331 or 332 or 333 or 334 or 430

Individual: PSY 241 or 242 or 343 or 345

Social: PSY 221 or 324 or 325 or 326 or 327 or 328 or 420

Additional requirements:

• Minimum of two 300-level or higher and two 400-level or higher courses (one course must be PSY 410).

• One approved topic sequence (a list of sequences is available through the department).

• Additional courses to make up minimum total of 36 semester hours in psychology

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course/s: PSY 293, 294 and 410.

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