Psychology B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 45-46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: A minimum of 60 credits must be in non-psychology courses.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses9
Foundation Courses12
Fundamentals Courses6
Upper-Division Electives15
Math Electives3-4
Teaching Psychology Track
Total Hours45-46

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
PSYX 120Research Methods I3
PSYX 222Psychological Statistics3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Foundation Courses

Complete four of the following courses:12
Fund of Psychology of Aging
Child Development
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C

Fundamentals Courses

Complete two of the following courses:6
Fund of Biological Psychology
Fund Psychology of Learning
Fund of Memory and Cognition
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper-Division Electives

Note: May not include PSYX 392, PSYX 398, or PSYX 499.

Complete five of the following courses:15
Counseling Theories
Research Methods III
Child Development (may only count once)
Abnormal Psychology (may only count once)
Child & Adolescent Psych Dis
Psychology of Family Violence
Comparative Psychology
Human Neuropsychology
Social Psychology (may only count once)
Multicultural Psychology
Prin Cognit Behav Mod
Intro to Clinical Psyc
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychology of Personality (may only count once)
Adv Supervised Research
Special Topics
History & System in Psychology
Special Topics
Addiction Studies
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C

Math Electives

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Probability and Linear Mathematics
College Algebra
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C

Teaching Psychology Track


  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Teaching Psychology Track Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­psychology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department