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B.A. in Psychology

B.A. in Psychology

American University

American University, Washington D.C., United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Major Requirements 41 credit hours with grades of C or better and at least 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above. No more than a combined total of 6 credit hours of PSYC-390 Independent Reading Course in Psychology, PSYC-490 Independent Study Project in Psychology, and PSYC-491 Internship, will apply toward fulfilling major requirements. Course Requirements REQUIRED (11 CREDIT HOURS) PSYC-105 Psychology: Understanding Human Behavior FA4 (3) PSYC-115 Psychology as a Natural Science FA5 (3) PSYC-116 Psychology as a Natural Science Lab FA5 (1) STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) or STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) RESEARCH METHODS (3-4 CREDIT HOURS) One course from the following: PSYC-301 Research Methods in Psychology (3) PSYC-433 Research Design and Methods: Social Science Psychology Research (4) PSYC-480 Research Design and Methods: Experimental Psychology (4) BIO-PSYCHOLOGY (3 CREDIT HOURS) One course from the following: PSYC-240 Drugs and Behavior FA5 (3) PSYC-318 Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (3) PSYC-325 Neurobiological Bases of Behavior (3) PSYC-360 The Evolution of Behavior (3) LEARNING AND COGNITION (3 CREDIT HOURS) One course from the following: PSYC-200 Behavior Principles FA5 (3) PSYC-220 The Senses FA5 (3) PSYC-300 Memory and Cognition (3) PSYC-370 Learning and Behavior (3) THE INDIVIDUAL, THE SITUATION, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH (6 CREDIT HOURS) Two courses from the following: PSYC-205 Social Psychology FA4 (3) PSYC-215 Abnormal Psychology and Society FA4 (3) PSYC-235 Theories of Personality FA4 (3) PSYC-333 Health Psychology (3) PSYC-350 Child Psychology (3) ELECTIVES (14-15 CREDIT HOURS) 14-15 credit hours in psychology elective courses to complete the required credit hours. Students will be advised concerning 300-500-level courses available as electives. Note: No more than a combined total of 6 credit hours of PSYC-390 Independent Reading Course in Psychology, PSYC-490 Independent Study Project in Psychology, and PSYC-491 Internship, will apply toward fulfilling major requirements.