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
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Students must earn a grade of C or better to earn credit and register in the subsequent required course, PSYC 3302 Research Methods.

Minimum entrance requirement for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: PSYC 3302, 4301, 4303, 4308 with a grade of "B."

Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in additional courses in their major curriculum.

BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.