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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

The B.A. in Psychology will consist of at least 35 credits distributed as follows (34 credits if transferring in a 3 credit Introductory Psychology course):

General requirements (11 credits)

Distribution requirements (18 credits)

One course in each of the following six domains (no more than three courses at the 200-level):

Approved electives in psychology (6 credits)

Two upper-level courses in psychology, with at least one at the 400 level.

Minimum grade:

No course in which a student earns a grade below C may count toward the major, and all prerequisites must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Minimum credits at UMBC:

Psychology majors must complete at least 18 credits in psychology at UMBC, unless an exemption is granted by the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Studies Committee. Psychology majors are urged to take PSYC 211  and PSYC 311  their sophomore or junior year; PSYC 311  is a prerequisite for 400-level electives. All qualified psychology majors are offered the opportunity to do independent laboratory, library or field research; students should check course descriptions for PSYC 397  and PSYC 490 . This work must have advance approval from a member of the faculty.

Psychology majors completing additional academic programs:

Students double majoring in PSYC and SOWK may apply up to three credits of approved 300-level courses in the program (e.g., SOWK 388 ) to fulfill the approved electives requirement in psychology.


Students who are completing the Education Certificate may use EDUC 311  in place of one of the PSYC 300-level electives.