Psychology - BA

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Students interested in studying human behavior, with a humanities-oriented supporting curriculum, would pursue a BA degree. The BA can successfully prepare students interested in graduate and professional programs that stress a humanities background (e.g., counseling, social work, management, law), as well as students interested in employment in business or applied psychology.

PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology 13
PSYC 301Elementary Statistics for Psychology 24
PSYC 302Research Methods and Design in Psychology 24
Select two of the following:6
Abnormal Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Select two of the following:6
Psychology of Animal Behavior
Biology of Psychological Disorders
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Human Cognitive Processes
Select one of the following:3
Black Psychology
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Minority Experience
Psychology of Culture and Diversity
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Women
Psychology of Women of Color
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Psychology electives 39
College and University Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing3
or ENGL 203   or Writing about Literature 
Foreign Language14
Select two of the following: 46
Select one from the following:
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II
Select one from the following:
Business Calculus
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus
Calculus I for Biological Sciences
Engineering Mathematics I
Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Select one from the following:
Engineering Mathematics II
Calculus II for Biological Sciences
Select from the following:
Functions, Trigonometry and Linear Systems
Select from the following:
Introduction to Logic
Literature in English6
Language, philosophy and culture and Creative arts12
Social and behavioral science 56
Life and physical sciences9
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and cultural diversity 6
Electives 7,814
Total Semester Credit Hours120

A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the major field. A student must complete a minimum of 36 hours of 300- and 400-level courses at Texas A&M.

No course can be counted in more than one category.

A non-psychology minor is optional for psychology majors. If chosen, a minor must consist of 15–18 credit hours, no more than 9 of which may be lower division and must be declared before the student completes 90 credit hours. No more than 6 hours from the minor may be used to fulfill other Core requirements. A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the major or minor field.