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Directors of Undergraduate Studies:

Cathleen Hunt

Josh Wede

For information on
The Undergraduate Program
please contact
(814) 863-1811


Undergraduate Office
Department of Psychology 
125 Moore Building 
The Pennsylvania State University 
University Park, PA 16802-3106

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Degrees and Requirements

The Department of Psychology at University Park offers two programs leading to a baccalaureate degree. The basic difference between the two programs is that the PSYBS degree has options for specific career interests, while the PSYBA degree represents a more typical degree in the Liberal Arts, which means getting a very broad education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Read more

Entrance to Major Requirements

Before entering the major you must complete these requirements.

Basic requirements

  • 29.1 credits completed
  • 2.0 grade point average overall
  • 2.0 grade point average for courses attempted towards the major

Specific course requirements

The following courses completed (with a ‘C’ or better):

  • PSYCH 100
  • STAT 200 or PSYCH 200
  • additional 3 credits of GQ (other than STAT/PSYCH 200)
  • additional 3 credits of GS (other than PSYCH 100)
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