Psychology Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Psychology Department requires a good academic standing (minimum overall GPA 2.0) for entry into the Psychology B.A. major from another major at Fredonia.

I. Courses in Psychology (35 credit hours required)

Core Group - all courses required

PSY 129Foundations of Psychology

3

PSY 130Psychology Laboratory

1

PSY 200Statistics for Psychology

3

PSY 315Research Methods

4

Total Credit Hours:11

NOTE:

  • The above courses should be completed by the end of the junior year.
  • PSY 100 Freshman Seminar is recommended for all first semester freshman majors.
  • PSY 130 is waived for all students entering the program with 30 hours or more of undergraduate coursework completed.

Choose one course from the Psychophysiology area:

PSY 342Perception

3

PSY 351Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 361Cognitive Neuroscience

3

PSY 363Psychopharmacology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Cognitive area:

PSY 343Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY 344Psychology of Language

3

PSY 364Cognitive Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Social area:

PSY 246Personality

3

PSY 345Social Psychology

3

PSY 365Social Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Clinical/Counseling area:

PSY 356Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 379Child Psychopathology

3

PSY 447Introduction to Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course in Theoretical Thinking (capstone experience) area:

PSY 429History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSY 430Theories of Psychology

3

PSY 439Senior Honors Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course of a Development Focus:

PSY 289Lifespan Human Development

3

PSY 349Child Psychology

3

PSY 364Cognitive Development

3

PSY 365Social Development

3

PSY 366Psychology of Adulthood

3

PSY 379Child Psychopathology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • Students choosing to take PSY 364, PSY 365 or PSY 379 to meet both an area requirement and a developmental focus must take an additional psychology elective in order to fulfill the requirement that they have 35 credit hours of psychology courses.

II. Psychology Electives:

6-7 credit hours of any psychology courses to bring total psychology credit hours to 35.

Total Credit Hours:6-7

III. Math

Completion of one course with a MATH prefix at the 100 level or above.

Total Credit Hours:3

IV. Minor Requirement

A minor in a field other than Psychology to complement the major, chosen with advisement, is required.

V. Of the total hours counting for graduation, 45 credit hours must be upper-level (300 and above), and 66 credit hours must be outside of Psychology.

VI. Transfer students must take at least 23 credit hours in Psychology at Fredonia.

VII. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative quality point average in all psychology courses.

Total Credit Hours: 38-39