Degrees and Requirements

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. 

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)