• This page outlines requirements for the degree in Psychology (BA, Psychology). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).

    Requirements for the Psychology Major (BA, Psychology)

    The major in Psychology requires completion of thirteen (13) courses, distributed as follows: 

    • ULEC 2160 Introduction to Psychology (recommended for first year)
    • LPSY 2772 Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health (recommended for second year)
    • Choose 1 Statistics Course: LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS (recommended for second year) or LMTH 2020 Statistics I
    • LPSY 3601 Methods of Inquiry (recommended for third year)
    • Two (2) fundamentals courses (2000 level)
    • Two (2) additional courses at the 2000 level
    • Three (3) courses at the 3000 level

    Senior Project (2 parts)

    • LPSY 4001 Senior Work Proposal (recommended for first semester of final year)
    • LPSY 4990 Independent Senior Project or LPSY 4995 Collaborative Senior Project (recommended for second semester of final year)

    Note Regarding Senior Work
    The completion of the Senior Work Proposal and Senior Project requires students to collaborate with a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. It is the responsibility of the student to establish contact with a faculty member to discuss the possibility of support for the Senior Project. Contact should be made with a faculty member at least one semester before the commencement of the Senior Work Proposal.

    Senior Capstone Guidelines (PDF)

    Requirements Worksheet

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Students are encouraged to track their progress by downloading the Program Requirement Worksheet for Psychology (scroll down the Declaring a Major page to find the requirements worksheet for your year). Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements.