The program of study for a psychology major includes 35 semester hours of psychology with at least 26 semester hours numbered 300 or above. In addition, the psychology major must be accompanied by a minor that meets the requirements designated by the selected discipline. Course work required for the major is specified below in Curriculum for Majors.

  • Psychology, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one 3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts: Choose two6
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 or 200 level 1
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one sequence6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
and WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
and UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two6
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional
Preprofessional Electives19
Choose from the above categories in Fine Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Mathematics, and Science. A maximum of 9 credit hours in Mathematics and Science can be applied towards this area.
Psychology Courses
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I3
PY 102APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY3
PY 300
300L
PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS
and PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB
4
PY 302EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY4
PY 498HUMAN RESEARCH I3
Select 2 courses from Group A6
LEARNING
PERCEPTION
COGNITION
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Select 2 courses from Group B6
PERSONALITY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
PY Elective 300+3
PY Elective 200+3
Minor Courses21
Elective Courses
Elective courses vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
 
 
 
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3
Math  3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
Fine Arts  3
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
PY 102APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY 3
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
Science w/Lab  4
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Humanities or Fine Arts  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
WLC 101  3
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
PY 300PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS 3
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Science w/Lab  4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 208READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 3
  or EH 207  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
PY 302EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
Area V Courses  6
Minor Course  3
PY Group A Course  3
PY Group B Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
PY Group B Course  3
PY 300+ Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
PY Group A Course  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  2
PY 498HUMAN RESEARCH I 3
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
PY Elective  3
Minor Courses  9
Elective  2
 Term Semester Hours: 14
 Total Semester Hours: 119