Psychology B.A.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology include the following:

  1. A minimum of 120 hours, including a minimum of 45 upper-division hours, 39 hours of psychology, at least 27 of which must be upper-division hours, completion of the Major Field Test in Psychology, and a minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology requirements. Only grades of "C" or better will fulfill psychology major and minor requirements.
  2. The University Core Curriculum of 42 semester hours
  3. Thirty (30) semester hours of core psychology courses listed below.
  4. At least nine (9) upper-level psychology semester hours of general electives.
  5. The number of electives hours may vary depending on which course is used to satisfy the Social Science Core Curriculum requirement and whether a student transfers in with PSYC 2320. A student will need a minimum of 15 hours at the upper-division level. The remaining elective hours can be taken at any level to finish the 120 hour degree requirement.
  6. Eighteen (18) of the upper-division psychology hours must be taken in residence at UT Tyler. 

Core Psychology Courses (30 hrs.)

PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2331Research Methods

PSYC 2354Statistics and Laboratory

PSYC 4301Tests and Measurement

PSYC 4311Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3325Learning and Conditioning

PSYC 4318Physiological Psychology

PSYC 4353Developmental Psychology

PSYC 3306Social Psychology

PSYC 4315Cognitive Psychology

Transfer students having taken PSYC 2320 may substitute it for PSYC 4353. Only one of the two will be counted toward degree requirements.

Psychology Electives may include:

PSYC 3310Health Psychology

PSYC 3311Psychology of Gender

PSYC 3335Diversity & Social Justice

PSYC 3345Mental Health Services

PSYC 3350Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology

PSYC 3356Sensation and Perception

PSYC 3360Psychology of Parenting

PSYC 3370Psychology of Love Relationships

PSYC 4319Psychopharmacology

PSYC 4341Personality Theory

PSYC 4360Topics in Psychology

PSYC 4370Field Experience in Psychology

PSYC 4371Field Experience in Psychology

No student may enroll in 4000-level psychology courses in their first semester at UT Tyler without advisor approval. No correspondence or online course from another university may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the undergraduate psychology advisor or department chair. Psychology courses identified in the Schedule of Classes as “Intended as a General Elective” may not count  as a psychology elective but may count as a general elective.

No correspondence course or non-UTT online course may apply toward elective or core psychology hours without the prior approval of the department chair or psychology faculty advisor.

Only courses in which a grade of “C” or better has been achieved may be counted toward major or minor degree requirements. Graduation requires a GPA of at least 2.25 in major or minor psychology degree requirements. Students are advised to complete a degree plan during their first semester of enrollment.

General elective, upper-division courses in the following areas are strongly recommended: (1) the history of western or world civilizations, (2) cultural and physical anthropology, (3) philosophy, (4) social sciences (5) biological sciences, and (6) computer science.