Prospective First-Time-In-College Students
Freshman admits applying to Texas A&M as “first time in college” are reviewed by Admissions and the decision is made there. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences has no role in that process.
However, we are happy to talk with you and to answer any questions you might have about the department. Feel free to contact our office at (979) 845-7146.
Please note: Prospective students who visit on FRIDAYS must schedule an appointment through the Visitor’s Center. If you are planning your visit on any other day of the week, you may visit the advising office during walk-ins (8-12pm) or make an appointment here. You may also set up a tour of the Texas A&M campus by contacting the Visitor’s Center.
Prospective Transfer Students
Transfer students coming from another university or from a community college and are applying for admission to TAMU with a Psychology major, must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 24 completed graded hours (AP courses do NOT apply towards graded hours)
- Maximum 75 total hours (including F, I, W, Q)
- Minimum 3.0 GPR overall
- Completion of Introductory Psychology with a minimum grade of C
- Completion of either MATH 1324 (TAMU MATH 140) or MATH 2412 (TAMU MATH 150) with a B or better OR completion of MATH 1325 (TAMU MATH 142) or MATH 1332 (TAMU MATH 166)
- MATH 1324 and 1332 are repeat credits
Go to Admissions to start to the process. Also, please visit with one of Texas A&M’s Prospective Student Centers. You may also set up a tour of the Texas A&M campus by contacting the Visitor’s Center.
Students majoring in psychology may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The psychology course requirements for the two degrees are identical; the two degree plans differ with respect to the requirements in other disciplines. For example, the B.A. degree requires courses in a foreign language and extra humanities hours, whereas the B.S. degree requires additional hours in the physical and biological sciences. The two degrees are offered to allow students to complete their non-psychology course of study in fields most relevant to their interests and/or career plans. Both degrees provide students with the necessary curriculum requirements to pursue graduate study in psychology, as well as in other professional fields, such as law and medicine. Students who qualify for the University Honors Program should contact the Department of Psychology Advising Office (Rm. 205 Milner Hall) about the department’s own honors program, which places emphasis on small classes and independent research experiences.