Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Academic Foundations/Core: Catalog 2002-2004

ENGL 1113 Rhet. & Comp.3
ENGL 1123 Rhet. & Comp.3
HIST 1133 Survey to 18653
HIST 1233 Survey since 18653
POLS 1333 American Government3
POLS 1433 American Government3
Fine Arts3
ECON 1333 or 2333 General/Macro3
BIOL 1134 or 11443
Lab Science-Geology, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology **3

*Students earning a BA degree may take Contemporary Mathematics 1053. This differs from the BS degree requirements.

**Please note that students earning a BA degree may count Introduction to Chemistry (1102, 1101; 1203) or General Chemistry (1143, 1141; 11243, 1241) as a lab science. This differs from the BS degree requirements.


Additional B.A. Requirements

Soph. Lit. or Humanities***3
Soph. Lit. or Humanities***3
Foreign Language
(1) 1134 Elementary4
(2) 1234 Elementary4
(3) 2133 Intermediate3
(4) 2233 Intermediate3

***BA candidates may not take Philosophy, History (1333, 1433, 3133), or Foreign Langue hours in lieu of Sophomore Literature or Humanities hours. This differs from the BS degree requirements.


Psychology Major Requirements

ClassCreditAdvanced Hours
PSYC 1103 General Psychology30
PSYC 2203 Human Behavior30
PSYC 3303 Writing in Psychology33
PSYC 3313 Psychological Statistics33
PSYC 3603 Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 4203 Psychology of Personality33
PSYC 3703 Theories of Motivation or PSYC 4003 Learning33
PSYC 4503 Tests & Evaluation or PSYC 4703 Experimental Psychology33
Twelve Advanced Hours
(1) PSYC33
(2) PSYC33
(3) PSYC33
(4) PSYC33

Note: 120 semester hours plus an additional 4 PHED hours (total 124) are required before a BA. will be conferred. Therefore, an additional 26 hours are required beyond the requirements listed above. Most of the extra hours are used to earn a minor (which is required) or one can take a few more courses and earn a second major (replaces the minor).

Note: 42 advanced hours are required for a BA. Advanced hours are defined as being junior level or higher (3000 level). The psychology major provides 27 of those hours. A minor typically provides an additional 12 for a total of 39. This means the student must take an additional advanced course in the major, minor, or as an elective. Please be aware that this is a different requirement than for the BS degree.