Apr 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, B.A.

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. An undergraduate specialization in this liberal arts field is useful for students who plan careers in mental health, business, industry, education, health services, personnel work, or in any of the various fields involving human relations. All psychology courses incorporate the most up to date American Psychological Association learning goals for the undergraduate psychology major. These goals include: (1) Knowledge Base in Psychology, (2) Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking, (3) Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World, (4) Communication, and (5) Professional Development. All course syllabi indicate the APA goals that they address.

General Education Requirements (A&S)

In addition to major requirements, students must meet the General Education Requirements that correlate to their degree.

Major GPA and Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in courses required to complete the major. All courses taken by declared majors to satisfy the major requirements must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, except PSY 384P - Psychology Student Internship .

Requirements for the Major

Required credits: 38


*These courses must be taken in the sequence listed.

Domain Requirement (15 credits)

Select one course from each of the following five domains.

Five Domains

Electives (9 credits)

Complete any three additional psychology courses above the introductory level. The courses may be completed from any of the Five Domains above or the Applied Psychology or Advanced Studies courses below:

Advanced Studies in Psychology


Only one experientially based course (PSY 384P ) and one independent research course (PSY 489 ) can be applied toward the major or minor in psychology, although these courses can be taken more than once and can be counted as general electives toward graduation requirements.

Additional Information:

Transfer students must meet department core requirements for the major and must take a minimum of 15 credits above PSY 105  in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hartford.

PSY 132 PSY 245 , PSY 331 , PSY 332 , and PSY 333W  will not fulfill a requirement for the psychology major.

A 500-level course may be taken by seniors who have demonstrated superior performance in courses in the major (3.5+), with written permission of the department chair.

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