Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

General Requirements

Core Curriculum42
Required Support Courses12
Major (Required) Courses34
Minor (Required)18
Electives (As needed to complete 120 credit hours required)14
Total Credits120
  • 36 upper-division credit hours required for degree
  • 30 upper-division and 25% of total semester hours required for this degree must be completed at A&M-SA to satisfy residency requirement
  • CIP Code: 42.0101
Core Curriculum 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
MATH 1314College Algebra 23
BIOL 1306Gen Biology I-Attr Living Sys 23
BIOL 1307Gen Biology II-Biol Organisms 23
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy3
Creative Arts3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science3
Government/Political Science3
PSYC 2301General Psychology 23
Component Option Course from Approved List3
Select course from BA PSYC Approved List (See Required Support Courses)3
Subtotal: 42
Required Support Course
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
BIOL 1106General Biology I Lab0
or BIOL 1308 Intro to Life Sciences I
BIOL 1107General Biology II - Lab0
or BIOL 1309 Intro to Life Sciences II
MATH 1314College Algebra0
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy0
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
World Geography
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Intro to World Literature
Introduction to Drama
Intro to Political Science
Intro to Spanish Lang-Literat
Interpersonal Communication
Subtotal: 12
Major (Required) Courses 3
PSYC 2301General Psychology ((Meets Social Behavioral Sciences Requirement for Core Curriculum)) 20
PSYC 2202The Psychology Major 22
PSYC 2385Writing in Psychology 23
PSYC 2388Psychological Research/Stats I 23
PSYC 3488 24
PSYC 4160Psychology Senior Seminar1
Select one of the following:3
Psych Research & Stats III 2
History & System of Psychology 2
Select one course from 5 of the 6 following areas:15
Lifespan Development
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Perception
Biological Bases of Behavior:
Health Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Applied Psychology:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Intro Clinical Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Forensic Psychology
PSYC 4344
Psychology and Law
Experiential Learning in Psychology:
Internship in Psychology
Directed Research in Psyc
PSYC Elective
Select one Upper division PSYC elective3
Subtotal: 34
Minor (Required) 4
A minimum of 10 upper-division credit hours required.18
Subtotal: 18
Or Electives
As needed to complete 120 credit hours required. 514
Total Credits120

Other courses may satisfy core curriculum requirements. Courses listed under the core curriculum above are also specific degree requirements, and are recommended in the core to expedite degree completion.


C minimum required


2.0 overall GPA for major


2.0 overall GPA


At least 6 hours of electives must be upper division if minor is not selected.