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Five-Year Combined BA/MA Psychology Program - General-Experimental Specialization

BA in Psychology - Overview
College Core

57 credits

Major Requirements 24 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 9 credits
Open Electives 30 credits
Total 120 credits

The MA requires 36 credits for the General- Experimental specialization

College Core: PSY 201/202 - General Psychology (preferably in the freshman year) to satisfy both core requirements and major prerequisites.

In addition to PSY 201/202, students who choose to major in psychology in the combined program must complete the following for the BA degree (preferably in the sophomore year):

PSY 323 Quantitative Research Methods for
Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSY 390 Experimental Psychology I (3 credits)

Major Electives

An additional eighteen credits, selected from the list below, are required for the BA major. All candidates, while undergraduates, may select as many as 18 credits of the graduate level (600 numbered) courses listed below. If selected, these courses count both for the BA degree and for the 36 credits in the MA degree.
18 credits chosen from among the following, which must include at least one course (three credits) chosen from capstone courses: PSY 491, PSY 493, PSY 496.

PSY 324 Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits)
PSY 331 Personnel Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 336 Psychological Test and Measurements (3 credits)
PSY 338 History and Systems: Psychology of Learning (3 credits)
PSY 339 History and Systems: Personality Theory (3 credits)
PSY 341 Physiological Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 412 Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 441 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 461 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 491 Experimental Psychology II (3 credits) [Capstone Course]
PSY 493 Individual Experimental Research (3 credits) [Capstone Course]
PSY 496 Senior Seminar (3 credits) [Capstone Course]
PSY 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 603 Experimental Research Methods in Cognition
PSY 605 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 622 Advanced Life-Span Development
PSY 610 Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics
PSY 611 Physiological Basis of Behavior
PSY 634 Cognition and Learning
PSY 613 Psychopathology
PSY 617 Health Psychology

Capstone Requirements

The capstone requirement for the BA in psychology must be fulfilled by completing one of the three courses listed below.

PSY 491 Experimental Psychology II
PSY 491 Individual Experimental Psychology
PSY 496 Senior Seminar


The BA degree in the combined psychology program requires 120 credits with maximum of 18 graduate level (600) credits.

The MA degree in the combined psychology program requires 36 credits of 600 level courses.

Required Courses for MA - Experimental Specialization
PSY 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 603 Experimental Research Methods in Cognition
PSY 605 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 622 Advanced Life-Span Development
PSY 610 Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics
PSY 611 Physiological Basis of Behavior
PSY 634 Cognition and Learning

Experimental Specialization Elective Courses:
Three courses (9 Credits) from the following is required:
PSY 608 Quasi Experimental Design and Non Experimental Research Designs
PSY 612 Advanced Experimental Research Methods : Sensation & Perception
PSY 613 Psychopathology
PSY 616 The Psychology of Exceptional Individuals
PSY 617 Health Psychology
PSY 618 Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Processes
PSY 623 Stress: Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Components
PSY 629 Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
PSY 649 Personnel Psychology

Required Thesis or Literature Review Seminar:
Choose one course, (3 credits):
PSY 681 Thesis Supervision