Psychology (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology3
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
or BIO 105 Principles of Organismal Biology
PSY 200Intermediate Psychology3
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics3
PSY 301Psychology Research Methods3
PSY 303Psychology Research Team3
PSY 430History and Systems in Psychology3
PSY 490Senior Seminar3
Restricted Elective Core Requirements
Select at least one from each of the following groupings:18
Interpersonal/Intercultural Core:
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Communication
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Learning/Cognition Core:
Cognitive Psychology
Motivation and Emotion
Biological/Comparative Core:
Introduction to Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception
Social Core:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental/Lifespan Core:
Child/Adolescent Psychology
Adult Psychology
Adaptive Behavior Core:
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Introduction to Psychological Testing and Assessment
Psychology Electives
Select six credit hours of Psychology courses not otherwise used in the major, three credit hours numbered 300 or higher:6
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  6. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.