Degree Requirements

  • 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).

    Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Track your progress using the program requirements worksheet (see below).

    Requirements for the Psychology Major (BA, Psychology)

    The major in Psychology requires completion of thirteen (13) courses, distributed as follows. To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.


    • ULEC 2160 Introduction to Psychology (recommended for first year)
    • LPSY 2772 Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health (recommended for second year)
    • Choose one (1) Statistics Course: LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS (recommended for second year) or LMTH 2025 Statistics for Social Scientists
    • LPSY 3601 Methods of Inquiry (recommended for third year)
    • Two (2) fundamentals courses (2000 level) 
    • Two (2) additional courses at the 2000 level 
    • Four (4) courses at the 3000 level 
    • Choose 1: LPSY 4001 Senior Work Project OR graduate-level Psychology course  

      Note regarding senior work: The 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

    Requirements Worksheet

    Track your progress using the worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major in Psychology: