Psychology B.A.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Degree Requirements

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

  1. Any student with 9 hours or more of completed coursework (whether transfer student, undeclared major or student having another major) seeking admission to the psychology B.A. degree program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  2. 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, meeting criterion for the Major Field Test in Psychology, and a minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology requirements. Only grades of "C" or better earned at UT Tyler will fulfill psychology requirements.

  3. The University Core Curriculum of 42 semester hours
  4. Thirty (30) semester hours of core psychology courses listed below.
  5. At least twelve (12) upper-level psychology semester hours of general electives.
  6. 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 additional psychology courses. A student will need a minimum of 12 hours at the upper-division level. The remaining elective hours can be taken at any level to finish the 120 hour degree requirement.
  7. 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 [TCCN: PSYC 2301]

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 advisor.

Only courses in which a grade of “C” or better earned at UT Tyler will fulfill 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.

Students must take the Major Field Test in Psychology during their last semester and meet a criterion in order to graduate with a degree in Psychology.