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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The BA in Psychology degree is designed to provide students with sufficient background in psychology to pursue degrees in a variety of professions as well as graduate school in certain fields. Because the BA in Psychology consists of 33 credits, this degree also affords students the opportunity to specialize in other areas through minors, concentration, and Certificates of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS).
Program Guide for BA in Psychology
Required General Education Courses
Foundation Course in Psychology (3 Credits)
Research Course Sequence in Psychology (9 Credits)
Basic Core Areas of Psychology (10 Credits)
Note: Child Development and Adolescent Development cannot be applied to the major: if taken or transferred, they would count as Free Electives
Psychology Elective (3 Credits; See Below for Lists)
Students may take one of any of the following courses to satisfy this requirement.
The Department of Psychology encourages all psychology majors to meet with their Psychology department advisor at least once a semester. The purpose of these meetings are to discuss course selection, progress towards graduation requirements, academic planning, graduate school and/or career plans. It is the student's responsibility to schedule these meetings to ensure that any deficiencies that would delay graduation are identified early enough to be corrected and not delay graduation. This is especially crucial with respect to the four course foundation courses (Psychology of Scientific Thinking, Research Methods in Psychology, and Statistics in Psychology), which must be taken in order, over a minimum of three semesters. For questions about the BA in Psychology or the Specialization in Behavioral Services please email email@example.com
Transfer students may transfer a maximum total of 90 credit hours from other institutions. Transfer students, therefore, must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Rowan University to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree at Rowan University. All psychology majors are strongly urged to take the majority of their psychology courses at Rowan University. Students should consult with their advisor (see above) before taking courses at other institutions to insure the credits will be accepted by Rowan.
Psychology majors make take up to 10% of their Rowan credit hours as pass/no credit including 6 credit hours in Psychology (students may not take Research Methods in Psychology, or Statistics in Psychology), nor their 400 level requirement courses as pass/no credit).
For questions about the BA in Psychology or the Specialization in Behavioral Services please email firstname.lastname@example.org