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. For a general listing of courses that fulfill Psychology requirements, visit the Lang course finder. You can also see the courses outlined by category in the two documents below:


    • ULEC 2160 Introduction to Psychology (recommended for first 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)
    • Four (4) LPSY fundamentals courses (2000 level)
    • Three (3) approved Psychology electives, 3000-3499 or GPSY level (fulfills integrative requirement)
    • Two (2) LPSY seminars, 3500 and above or GPSY level 
    • One (1) Senior Capstone. This must be approved by the student's faculty advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology. Choose one:
      • LPSY 4001 Senior Work Project
      • A 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: