Psychology - BA

The Department of Psychology 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 203
PSYC 204
Elementary Statistics for Psychology
and Experimental Psychology 2
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 electives 39
College and University Requirements
Composition and Rhetoric
Technical and Business Writing
Foreign Language14
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Logic
Literature in English6
Language, philosophy and culture and Creative arts12
Social and behavioral science 56
Life and physical sciences9
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
HIST 105History of the United States 63
HIST 106History of the United States 63
International and cultural diversity 7
Electives 8,914
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Enrollment freshman year is strongly recommended.


Enrollment sophomore year is strongly recommended.


No more than a combined maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 484, PSYC 485, or PSYC 485H are permitted.


Exceptions are MATH 150, MATH 167, MATH 365, MATH 366.


Courses in psychology may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


Other courses in American and Texas history may be used; however, courses solely about Texas history may not comprise more than 3 semester credit hours.


Course may be used to satisfy any other requirement.


No more than 9 hours of any combination of military science, naval science, aerospace studies and physical activity may be counted. A minor field of study may fulfill this requirement, but a minor is not required.


 Up to 6 hours in PSYC 100-499 are permitted.

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.