University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychological Science

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Preparation for a particular career comes with the courses you choose to take, not the degree that you earn. For example, students routinely enter medical school having earned a B.A. degree and having taken courses in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. Similarly, students frequently earn a B.S. degree having also taken a large number of courses in the social sciences or humanities.

The Department of Psychological Science offers both a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree. Which degree you should pursue depends on your specific interests and whether you are more comfortable with arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages or with physical sciences and mathematics.

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Note that you MUST fulfill both the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the specific requirements of the B.A. in Psychology.

Use the Sample Course Plan to Complete a Psychology B.A. to help guide your course selection over all four undergraduate years.

Requirements for the B.A. in Psychological Science (minimum 34 credits)

All of these
  • PSYC 001  General Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 104  Learning, Cognition and Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSYC 109  Principles of Psychological Methodology and Research (Fall only, 3 credits)
  • PSYC 110  Principles of Psychological Methodology and Research (Spring only, 4 credits)
  • PSYC 121  Biopsychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 130  Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 152  Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 161  Developmental Psychology: Childhood (3 credits)
Two of these
  • Any TWO 200-level psychological science courses (for a total of at least 6 credits)
One of these
  • One additional course at or above the 100 level (3 credits)

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