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 129Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 130Psychology Laboratory

1

PSY 200Statistics

3

PSY 210Research 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

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Cognitive area:

PSY 244Cognitive Psychology

3

PSY 344Psychology of Language

3

PSY 364Cognitive Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one course from the Social area:

PSY 245Social Psychology

3

PSY 246Personality

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.

Psychology Electives:

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

Total Credit Hours:6-7

II. Math

At least one course in mathematics as advised by department.

Total Credit Hours:3

III. Minor Requirement

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

IV. 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

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

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

Total Credit Hours: 38-39