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Psychology Majors and Minor

If you have an interest in psychology, you can choose among a BA in Psychology, a BS in Psychology, and a minor in Psychology.

BA in Psychology

62 credits; 36 upper-division

You must complete General Psychology (PSY 1180) or an equivalent course before you can take any additional psychology courses. You must complete at least 20 psychology credits in residence at SPU in order to receive a baccalaureate in psychology.

Download the BA Checklist

Download the BA in Psychology Suggested Course Sequence and Graduation Checklist

Degree requirements for BA in Psychology

BS in Psychology

88 credits; 50 upper-division

You must complete General Psychology (PSY 1180) or an equivalent course before you can take any additional psychology courses. You must complete at least 20 psychology credits in residence at SPU in order to receive a baccalaureate in psychology.

Download BS Checklist 2015–16 (PDF)

Download BS in Psychology Suggested Course Sequence and Graduation Checklist 2015–16 (PDF)

Degree requirements for BS in Psychology

Minor in Psychology

30 credits; 15 upper-division

You must complete General Psychology (PSY 1180) or an equivalent course before you can take any additional psychology courses. You must complete at least 15 psychology credits in residence at SPU in order to receive a minor in psychology.

Download Minor Checklist 2015–16 (PDF)

PSY 1180 General Psychology: 5 credits
Open electives in PSY*: 25 credits
Total: 30 credits

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