Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Foreign Language Requirement
FNLG 1550Elementary Foreign Language (or FNLG 1505)4
FNLG 2600Intermediate Foreign Language (or FNLG 1506)4
Major Requirements
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
PSYC 2617Research Methods for Psychology3
PSYC 2618Statistics for Psychology4
PSYC 3702Abnormal Psychology3
or PSYC 3775 Personality
Only two development courses may count towards the major.
Select at least one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Lifespan Development
Select at least one of the following:3-4
Psychology of Learning
and Cognition Laboratory
Select at least one of the following:3-4
and Psychophysiology Laboratory
Physiological Psychology
Capstone Course
Required - Select one of the following:2
Senior Thesis (repeated for 2 s.h.)
Honors Thesis (repeated for 2 s.h.)
Senior Psychology Capstone Experience
Additional Courses
Select 9 hours in courses applicable to the psychology major, excluding PSYC 3770 or PSYC 3790.9
Select 3 hours in any course applicable to the major.3
Minor Requirement18
Total Semester Hours120-124

Two laboratories related to any psychology course are required.

Note: Remedial coursework needs to be taken first and will most likely require students to attend summer sessions in order to complete a BA in Psychology within four years.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
PSYC 1560 General Psychology (Social Science) 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
First-Year Experience / GER Elective 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours17-18
PSYC 26XX/37XX Social and Personal Awareness (e.g. PSYC 3707) 3
Natural Science 15XX/26XX 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Arts/Humanities 15XX/26XX 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
PSYC 2617 Research Methods for Psychology 3
Arts/Humanities 15XX/26XX 3
Minor 15XX/26XX course 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC/Social Science 37XX (e.g. PSYC 3700) 3
 Semester Hours15
PSYC 2618 Statistics for Psychology 4
Natural Science + Lab 15XX/26XX 4
Minor 15XX/26XX/37XX course 3
PSYC/Social and Personal Awareness 26XX/37XX (e.g. PSYC 3758) 3
PSYC/Gen Ed 26XX/37XX Elective (e.g. PSYC 2692 or PSYC 3755) 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
PSYC 37XX Clinical (e.g. PSYC 3702 or PSYC 3775) 3
PSYC 37XX Physiological 3
PSYC 37XX Lab 1
PSYC 37XX elective 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Elective 15XX/26XX/37XX (rec. major or minor - 37XX course) 3
 Semester Hours16
PSYC 37XX Cognition, Learning, or Perception 3
PSYC 37XX Lab 1
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Minor 37XX course 3
Elective 37XX course (rec. major or minor - 37XX course) 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Minor 37XX/48XX course 3
Elective 37XX 3
 Semester Hours12
PSYC 4895 Senior Psychology Capstone Experience 2
Minor 37XX/48XX course (if needed, otherwise elective) 3
PSYC 37XX Elective 3
Elective XXXX 3
Elective XXXX 3
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours123-124

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will discriminate amongst the fundamental psychological concepts.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate ideas in both oral & written forms using APA style.
  3. Students will evaluate research using professionally accepted criteria.
  4. Students will devise solutions to real-life problems by applying psychological concepts.
  5. Students will interpret topics and discussions related to human diversity.