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Five-Year Combined BA/MA Psychology Program

General-Experimental Specialization

The BA/MA in Psychology allows a student to streamline their education and complete the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology in just five years. Students may apply for program admission prior to the start of the Junior year. Once admitted, students take one or more graduate courses each semester while completing their other degree requirements. Following the proscribed course sequence, after four years, the student will have earned the credits necessary for the BA and will need only 18 additional credits to complete the MA degree.  

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BA in Psychology

College Core 57 credits
BA Major Requirements 24 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 9 credits
Open Electives 30 credits
Total 120 credits


Core Courses

Complete the following required courses, preferably in freshman year, to satisfy core and major prerequisites (6 credits):
PSY 201 General Psychology I
PSY 202 General Psychology II


Required Psychology Courses

Complete the following required courses, preferably in sophomore year (6 credits):
PSY 323 Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences I
PSY 390 Experimental Psychology I


Required Psychology Elective Courses

The BA in Psychology requires an additional 18 credits of undergraduate courses selected from the list of electives (15 credits) and capstone (3 credits) below. All BA/MA candidates, while undergraduates, also complete a maximum of 18 credits of the graduate courses (600-level) listed below. In order to complete the program within the five-year span, 18 graduate credits must be taken while an undergraduate. The 600-level courses listed below count for both the BA and MA degrees:
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 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 603 Experimental Research Methods
PSY 605 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced Concepts
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 611 Physiological Psychology
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Processes
PSY 622 Lifespan Development
PSY 646 Survey Methodology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology


Required Psychology Capstone Course

Complete at least one course from the following capstone options (3 credits):
PSY 491 Experimental Psychology II
PSY 493 Individual Experimental Research
PSY 496 Senior Seminar


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

MA General-Experimental Required Courses

Complete all of the following required courses (24 credits):
PSY 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 603 Experimental Research Methods in Cognition
PSY 605 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced Concepts
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 611 Physiological Psychology
PSY 622  Lifespan Development
PSY 634 Cognition and Learning
PSY 646 Survey Methodology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology


MA General-Experimental Elective Courses

Choose any three courses from the following (9 credits):
PSY 610 Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics
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
PSY 649 Personnel Psychology


MA General-Experimental Culminating Course

A minimum of 18 credits must be completed before departmental permission is granted to enroll in one of the following required courses (3 credits):
PSY 681 Thesis Supervision
PSY 683 Literature Review


Total required credits for MA General-Experimental program = 36