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. 
  • All double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS Advising Office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
 
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
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
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
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 TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). In Area V, take no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or IV.  Area V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.
Sciences Track
Pre-Professional 19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
PY 101 will share between the major and Pre-Professional area. PY 101 may not also count in Area IV of the GER.
Choose 13 credit hours from the above listed Fine Arts, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Psychology Courses for Psychological Sciences Track
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I3
PY 102APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY3
PY 300PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS3
PY 304PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB1
PY 302EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY4
PY 498HUMAN RESEARCH I3
Select 2 courses from Group A6
PERCEPTION
HUMAN RESEARCH:LEARNING
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
COGNITION
Select 2 courses from Group B6
PERSONALITY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
PY Elective 300+3
PY Elective 200+3
Minor Courses18+
Elective Courses
Elective courses vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120

Services Track

Pre-Professional Area19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
PY 101 will share between in the major and Pre-Professional Area. PY 101 may not also count in Area IV of the GER.
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
Choose 7 additional credit hours from the above listed Fine Arts, Humanities, Literature, Mathematics, Sciences, History, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Psychology Courses for Psychological Services Track35
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I3
PY 102APPLICATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY3
PY 300PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS3
PY 304PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB1
PY 303PY RESEARCH METHODS3
PY 305PY RESEARCH METHODS LAB1
PY 488PY SERVICES INTERNSHIP3
Basis of Behavior Core - Choose 3 classes from this list, one from three different rows.9
Psychological Basis of Behavior: PY 414, PY 415, or PY 480
Individual Basis of Behavior: PY 435 or PY 301
Interpersonal Basis of Behavior: PY 333 or PY 316
Social Basis of Behavior: PY 375 or SOC 319
Psychological Services Core - Choose 2 classes from this list, one from two different rows.6
THEORIES OF COUNSELING
CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
PSYCHOMETRICS
Any Basis of Behavior Class not taken as part of that requirement
Psychological Services Electives - Choose 1 class from this list.3
Any Basis of Behavior Class not previously selected
Any PY Services Core Class not previously selected
Minor Courses18+
Elective Courses
Elective courses vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
 
 

Psychological Sciences Track 

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
PY 304PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB 1
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Science w/Lab  4
 Term Semester Hours: 17
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: 120

Psychological Services Track  

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
PY 304PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB 1
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Science w/ Lab  4
 Term Semester Hours: 17
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 303PY RESEARCH METHODS 3
PY 305PY RESEARCH METHODS LAB 1
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
Area V Courses  6
Minor Course  3
Basis of Behavior Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
Basis of Behavior Course  3
PY Services Core Course  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Courses  6
  
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
PY Services Core Course  3
PY Services Elective Course  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  2
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
PY 488PY SERVICES INTERNSHIP 3
Minor Courses  9
Elective  2
 Term Semester Hours: 14
 Total Semester Hours: 120

Students in the Psychology, BA program have the choice of two tracks: Psychological Services or Psychological Science. For more information on each, please see below: