Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Optional emphases:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

1. Specific Courses Required for this degree

Completion of the following required courses (at least 12 hours must be completed at ASU):

  • PSYC 204: Child Development (3 hours)
  • PSYC 205: Adolescent and Adult Development (3 hours)
  • PSYC 211: Intro to Stats Lecture/Lab (4 hours)
  • PSYC 230: Psychology of Mental Health (3 hours)
  • PSYC 245: Brain and Behavior (3 hours)
  • PSYC 265: Personalities in Perspective (3 hours)
  • PSYC 330: Professional Seminar (1 hours)
  • PSYC 355: Research Methods in Psychology (4 hours)
  • PSYC 414: Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 468: History and Systems of Psych (3 hours)
  • PYSC 495: Independent Research (3 hours)
  • PSYC 496: Capstone: Internship – effective for S23 Graduates (1-6 hours)
    • OR
  • PSYC 497: Capstone: Research Thesis I AND
  • PSYC 498: Capstone: Research Thesis II

Six hours of electives from the following:

  • PSYC 386: Psychology of Learning: Theories and Practice (3 hours)
  • PSYC 410: Social Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 416: Biological Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 455: Evolutionary Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 458: Sensation and Perception (3 hours)

Plus 6 semester hours of 300- to 400-level psychology electives (or clinical or developmental psychology emphasis).

Possible Upper-level Electives (at least 2 are required for the major)

  • PSYC 315: Multicultural Issues (3 hours)
  • PSYC 316: Drugs, Society & Human Behavior (3 hours)
  • PSYC 345: Psychological Testing & Assessment (3 hours)
  • PSYC 360:Psychology of Gender (3 hours)
  • PSYC 375: Human Sexuality (3 hours)
  • PSYC 384: Forensic Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 495: Independent Research (3 hours)

All psychology majors must complete the following major assessment plan prior to graduation:

  1. Complete a major field examination.
  2. Submit all major papers (300 and 400 level) to professors in duplicate. (This will allow the department to accumulate a portfolio of the student’s work.)
  3. Participate in an exit interview with a committee of psychology faculty (arranged with advisor).

Emphasis in Clinical Psychology (optional)

Completion of the following required courses:

  • COUN 312: Introduction to Counseling (3 hours)
  • PSYC 345: Psychological Testing & Assess (3 hours)
  • PSYC 386: Psychology of Learning: Theories and Practice (3 hours)

Plus 3 hours from the following:

  • PSYC 310: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 315: Multicultural Issues (3 hours)
  • PSYC 316: Drugs, Society & Human Behavior (3 hours)
  • PSYC 360: Psychology of Gender (3 hours)

Plus 6 hours from the following:

  • PSYC 410: Social Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 455: Evolutionary Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 458: Sensation and Perception (3 hours)
Overall total required credits for Psychology Major/ Clinical Emphasis (48 Credit hours)

Emphasis in Developmental Psychology (optional)

Completion of the following required courses:

  • PSYC 310: Child & Adoles Abnormal Psych (3 hours)
  • PSYC 387: Adulthood and Aging (3 hours)

Plus 6 hours from the following:

  • PSYC 345: Psychological Testing & Assess (3 hours)
  • PSYC 360: Psychology of Gender (3 hours)
  • PSYC 375: Human Sexuality (3 hours)
  • PSYC 386: Psychology of Learning: Theories and Practice (3 hours)

Plus 6 hours from the following:

  • PSYC 410: Social Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 455: Evolutionary Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 458: Sensation Perception (3 hours)
Total Emphasis: 18 credits

When to take these courses

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2. All Requirements for this degree

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