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    Jun 24, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology gives you a scientific basis of psychological knowledge. With practical experience and classes, you learn the many ways psychology is applied to everyday life.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

At least 35 hours of psychology course work.

Psychology core, 17 hours

These courses are prerequisites for many of the advanced psychology courses.

Additional advanced courses, 18 hours

Plus 18 additional hours of psychology course work selected with and approved by a faculty advisor.

Other course requirements

  • MATH 1680 /MATH 1681  or approved substitution.
  • Completion of the university composition requirement with a grade of C or better (recommended before enrolling in advanced psychology course work).




Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

At least 18 hours of psychology course work must be taken at UNT. Of these 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be advanced hours.

Graduation requirements

The following are graduation requirements for the psychology major:

  1. A GPA of 2.5 in all psychology courses must be maintained in order for the student to graduate with a psychology major. If the psychology GPA falls below 2.5, additional psychology courses must be taken and passed with high enough grades to retain a 2.5 GPA to graduate as a psychology major.
  2. Psychology majors must earn a grade of C or better for any psychology courses used in the degree.

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