Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology Program Details


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Applications deadlines:
  Spring: January 15 (apply by November 1 for scholarship consideration)
  Summer: May 28
  Fall: August 19 (apply by February 1 for scholarship consideration)

 

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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology

Admissions criteria

The admissions requirements for the B.A./B.G.S. in Psychology requires admission to the University of Kansas.

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• Submit an official transcript from each college you have attended.
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Curriculum and requirements

A degree in psychology requires the completion of:

·  37 credit hours, including 25 hours of core knowledge and skills courses, 3 hours of diversity, equity and ethical behavior courses and 9 hours of electives.

·  30 residency hours at KU

Core Courses (10 hours)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Orientation Seminar in Psychology 

1

PSYC 102

General Psychology

or

General Psychology, Honors

3

PSYC 104

or

PSYC 105

Research Methods in Psychology

or

Research Methods in Psychology, Honors

3

PSYC 104

or

PSYC 105

Statistics in Psychological Research         

or

Statistics in Psychological Research, Honors

3

PSYC 210

or

PSYC 211        

 

Diversity, Equity and Ethical Behavior Options (3 hours)

Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures

3

PSYC 465

Psychology and Social Issues

3

PSYC 492

Culture and Psychology

3

PSYC 545

Psychological Significance of Physical Illness and Disability

3

PSYC 592

Five PSYC 300-level Courses (15 hours)

Majors must complete 15 hours of PSYC courses numbered 300 or higher. Course offerings each semester can include but are not limited to:

 

  • PSYC 318 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 333 – Child Development
  • PSYC 350 – Psychological Disorders
  • PSYC 360 – Social Psychology
  • PSYC 390 – Psychology of Aging

 

Psychology Required Electives (9 hours)

Majors must complete 9 hours, at least 6 of these hours must be completed with courses numbered 300 or higher. Students are encouraged to take PSYC 483- Undergraduate Internship Psychology or PSYC 480 Independent Study (research lab experience)- to fulfill elective hours.

Additionally, students must complete the university’s bachelor's degree requirements, including:

·  Minimum of 120 total hours

·  45 hours at the junior-/senior-level (300-level and above)

•  Completion of KU Core requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires proficiency in one non-English language through the fourth level, or completion of three levels of a non-English language, and an additional first level of another non-English language. The Bachelor of General Studies requires a secondary area of study, most commonly by completing an approved minor with at least 18 credit hours, as well as the completion of a career preparation course such as PSYC 484 Classroom to Career. 

More information on each course is available in the course catalog.

The KU Edwards Campus also offers a psychology minor. Visit our minors page to learn more.

Contact the program advisor for more information. 

Questions?

Alyson Germinder