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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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Advisement for the major is available from the Psychology  Department

Psychology, B.A. Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

Students must:

  • Complete 10 courses, including one that meets the psychology major diversity requirement, with minimum grades of C in each course.”

  • Complete at least 5 courses at SU.

  • Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language (see Appendices , Appendix E).

Transfer students majoring in psychology must complete a minimum of 5 psychology courses with grades of C or better at Salisbury University.

Either PSYC 200  or PSYC 250  may count toward major requirements, but not both.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIB (Social Science)

Psychological Science Core (3 Courses)

Complete the following:

Diversity Requirement

Students must complete at least 1 course designated as Diversity* from the courses listed below with a grade of C or better.

  • Course:

Breadth of Psychological Science (4 Courses)

Courses that provide an overview of the main disciplines in psychology.

Group A: Mind and Brain

Complete 1 from the following:

Group B: Human Development

Group C: Social Processes

Group D: Clinical and Counseling

Complete 1 from the following:

Depth of Psychological Science (1 Course, 4 Credits)

Courses that go more in depth in specific content areas. No more than 4 credits of experiential courses (PSYC 490, PSYC 497, PSYC 485, PSYC 486) may count toward the major.

Additional Courses (2 Courses, 8 Credits)

Choose any 2 courses from Breadth or Depth courses. Psychology majors may not receive credit for both PSYC 200 and PSYC 250.

  • PSYC:
  • PSYC:

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