B.A. in Psychology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Introduction to Mathematics (or higher is required)
Public Speaking requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement 3
Science requirements6
It is recommended students take BIO 100 or BIO 110 as one of the science courses.
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis9
Language and Culture Requirement3-15
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation.
Major Requirements 1
Required psychology courses15
Introduction to Psychology
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Research Methods in Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Senior Seminar in Psychology
Biological Bases of Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biological Psychology
Animal Behavior
Cognition and Learning
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
Development across the Lifespan
Select one of the following:3
Infant, Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Multicultural and Social Bases of Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Multicultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Applied Experiences in Psychology
Select one of the following:3
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Biological Psychology Laboratory
Animal Behavior Laboratory
Learning Laboratory
Social Psychology Laboratory
Research in Psychology
Field Experience in Psychology I
Field Experience in Psychology II
Field Experience in Psychology III
Field Experience in Psychology IV
Cognitive Laboratory
Psychology Electives
Select three additional PSY courses9
Related/Cognate Area
These electives are in addition to the nine semester hours of electives listed under the general education requirements and may be selected from among any of the University's course offerings.3
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Students are strongly encouraged to take PSY 245 as early as possible, but must enroll in it before taking more than 21 hours in psychology courses.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 120Multicultural Psychology3
Language Course (appropriate level for student)3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
MAT 103 (or higher)Introduction to Mathematics3
 Credits15
Semester Two
PSY Course (A - E)3
Language Course (in sequence)3
WRT 200Critical Writing and Research3
SPK 208 (or SPK 230 or SPK 199)Public Speaking3
General Education3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
PSY 245Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences3
PSY Course (A - F)3
Language Course (in sequence) or Culture Cluster3
General Education3
General Education3
 Credits15
Semester Four
PSY 246Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY Course (A - F)3
Language Course (in sequence) or Culture Cluster3
General Education3
General Education3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
PSY 362History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY Course (A - F)3
PSY Course (A - F)3
Free Elective or Language Culture Cluster (if applicable)3
General Education3
 Credits15
Semester Six
PSY Course (A - F)3
PSY Elective3
300-Level Writing Emphasis Course3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
PSY 400Senior Seminar in Psychology3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
Free Elective or PSY Elective3
 Credits15