Students majoring in psychology may earn either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The psychology course requirements for the two degrees are identical; they differ with respect to the requirements in other disciplines.
For example, the B.A. degree requires courses in a foreign language and extra language, philosophy, and culture hours, whereas the B.S. degree requires additional hours in the life and physical sciences. The two degrees are offered to allow students to complete their non-psychology course of study in fields of greatest interest to them. Thus, students who have stronger interests in the sciences would probably pursue the B.S. degree, while those with stronger interests in foreign language and the humanities would pursue the B.A. degree.
Both degrees provide students with the necessary curriculum requirements to pursue graduate study in psychology in most institutions, as well as other professional fields such as law. Students planning to apply to medical schools are advised to select the B.S. degree program.
A non-psychology minor is optional for psychology majors. If chosen, a minor must consist of 15–18 credit hours and must be declared before the student completes 90 credit hours. No more than 6 hours from the minor may be used to fulfill other Core requirements. A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the major or minor field. A psychology minor is available for non-psychology majors (see below).
**Information below reflects the latest course catalog (139)