Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology (BA)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Major
PSYC 2301Intro to Psychology3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
PSYC 2117
PSYC 2317
Basic Stats for Psyc Lab
and Basic Stats for Psychology
4
PSYC 3102
PSYC 3302
Rsrch Methods in Beh Sci Lab
and Research Methods in Psyc
4
PSYC 3301Social Psychology3
PSYC 4301Psychology of Personality3
PSYC 4325Cognitive Psychology3
Restricted Psychology electives:
Select 9 SCH from the following:9
Learning and Memory
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Language
Language Development
The Psychology of Bilingualism
Theory & Prin of Psyc Testing
Foundations of Language
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Alcohol, Drugs&Human Behavr
Minor
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences18
Advanced General Electives
Select 18 SCH at the 3000-4000 level. Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of the resulting general electives in their major curriculum18
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PSYC 2317 Basic Stats for Psychology 3
PSYC 2117 Basic Stats for Psyc Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Junior
Fall
PSYC 3302 Research Methods in Psyc 3
PSYC 3102 Rsrch Methods in Beh Sci Lab 1
PSYC 3301 Social Psychology 3
Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
PSYC 4301 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
PSYC 4325 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC - Restricted Psychology Elec 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Advanced General Elec 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.