University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Undergraduate Programs

psychology major working in labThe 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. 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.

Important Guidelines

  • You MUST fulfill both the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the specific requirements of the Psychology major or minor.
  • PSYC 109 (Psychology Research Methods I) for psychology MAJORS is only offered during FALL semesters and PSYC 110 (Psychology Research Methods II) is only offered during SPRING semesters. The Spring-semester version of PSYC 109 is intended for psychology MINORS, so majors should not plan on taking it then. Note that PSYC 109 is a prerequisite for PSYC 110, and also for many of the 200 level courses.
  • It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you take PSYC 109 the Fall of your sophomore year and PSYC 110 the Spring of your sophomore year so you can complete the rest of your major requirements in a timely manner.

Choose the links in the left hand menu to see specific requirements for our majors, minor, and concentrations.

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