|Major Code: 7144
||Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Undergraduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Darby Proctor, Ph.D.
The bachelor’s programs in psychology provide both a solid basis for graduate training in all areas of psychology and a liberal arts and sciences education to students planning other careers or professions, such as law or business.
The B.A. degree is designed for students whose interests are primarily in the social sciences and humanities. Students consult with their faculty advisers to select the degree program most appropriate to their interests and goals.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology must successfully complete 120 credit hours. The undergraduate psychology degree programs are designed to allow students to customize their coursework to meet their specific interests and needs. Coursework within the psychology major includes a 21 credit hour psychology core and an additional 30 credit hour psychology concentration that includes courses in psychology and other areas that are deemed appropriate to the students’ intellectual goals and interests in psychology. The concentration must be approved by the undergraduate program chair.
The restricted elective in a foreign language requires two semesters of a foreign language other than a student’s home language. Life science electives include biology, ecology and EDS 1032 Survey of Science 2: Life Science . Physical science electives include chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, space sciences and EDS 1031 Survey of Science 1: Physical Science . Communication electives may be satisfied by any COM 2000-level or higher courses, foreign languages or linguistics.
A list of concentrations follows the undergraduate psychology program plans in this section.
Courses are offered in the department to facilitate several concentrations: animal learning and behavior, clinical/counseling psychology, forensic psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, neuropsychology, and social-cultural psychology. In special cases, students may also design their own concentrations appropriate to pursuing postgraduate education in law, medical fields, business and the experimental fields of psychology. Students are encouraged to pursue minors in other disciplines, such as business administration, communication or biology.