Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology include the following:

A. A minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 57 upper-division hours, 42 hours of psychology, at least 39 of which must be upper-division hours, and a minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology requirements. Only grades of "C" or better will fulfill psychology requirements.

B. The University Core Curriculum of 44 semester hours

C. Thirty (30) semester hours of core psychology courses:

PSYC 1301: Introduction to Psychology,

PSYC 3331: Experimental Psychology with PSYC 3232 Laboratory in Experimental Psychology,1,2

PSYC 3354: Psychological Statistics with PSYC 3155 Laboratory in Psychological Statistics,1

PSYC 4301: Tests and Measurement,1

PSYC 4311: Abnormal Psychology,

PSYC 4321: History of Psychology

PSYC 3225: Learning and Conditioning with PSYC 3125 Laboratory

PSYC 4318: Physiological Psychology

PSYC 4353: Developmental Psychology

D. Six (6) hours from the following:

PSYC 3306: Social Psychology,

PSYC 4315: Cognitive Psychology.1

PSYC 4319: Psychopharmacology

PSYC 4222: Developmental Psychobiology with PSYC 4122 Lab in Developmental Psychobiology

PSYC 4223: Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology with PSYC 4123: in Animal Behavior

E. At least six (6) upper-level semester hours of general electives with approval of advisor. Only one course can be from the following options: PSYC 3342, PSYC 3360, or PSYC 3370. Courses not chosen in "D" above may be used.

F. Thirty-one (31) semester hours of general electives with a minimum of 18 hours at the upper-division, for a total of 57 hours of degree requirements at the upper-level. The number of electives hours may vary depending on which course is used to satisfy the Social Science Core Curriculum requirement.

G. Eighteen of the 42 upper-division semester hours in psychology, excluding independent study or internship, must be completed at UT Tyler.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year

hrs.

PSYC 1301: Intro to Psychology

3

English Composition

6

World or European Lit.

3

Mathematics

3

U.S. History

6

U.S. Government

6

Elective

3

Sophomore Year

 

Natural Science and Lab

8

Visual/Performing Arts

3

Humanities

3

Mathematics

3

PSYC 1349: Critical Thinking

3

PSYC or General Electives

12

Junior Year

 

PSYC 3354:

Psyc Statistics

3

PSYC 3155:

Lab in Psyc Stat

1

PSYC 3225:

Learning & Cond

2

PSYC 3125:

Lab in Learn & Cond

1

PSYC 3306:

Social Psyc

 

or PSYC 4315, PSYC 4223/4123; 4222/4122, 4320, or 4319

3

PSYC 3331:

Experimental Psyc

3

PSYC 3232:

Lab in Experiment Psyc

2

Psychology Electives

9

General Electives

5

Senior Year

 

PSYC 4301:

Tests & Measurement

3

PSYC 4311:

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 4318:

Physiological Psychology

3

PSYC 4353:

Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 4321:

History of Psychology

3

Psychology Alternative (PSYC 4315, PSYC 4223/4123; 4222/4122, 4320, or 4319

3

General Electives

12

Note: Psychology Electives may include PSYC 3311, PSYC 3344, PSYC 3345, PSYC 3350, PSYC 3356, PSYC 4341, PSYC 4354, PSYC 4399, or other approved courses.

No student may enroll in 4000-level psychology courses in their first semester at UT Tyler without advisor approval. No correspondence course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair. Psychology courses identified in the Schedule of Classes as "Intended as a General Elective" may not count toward the psychology major but may count as a general elective.

No correspondence course or non-UTT online course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair.

Only courses in which a grade of "C" or better has been achieved may be counted toward degree requirements in the major. Graduation requires a GPA of at least 2.25 in psychology requirements. Students are advised to complete a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment.

General elective, upper-division courses in the following areas are strongly recommended: (1) the history of western or world civilizations, (2) cultural and physical anthropology, (3) philosophy, (4) social sciences (5) biological sciences, and (6) computer science.