Bachelor of Science in Psychology

General

Program Description

Welcome to the UNA Psychology program. The mission of the psychology department is to assist students to achieve their personal and professional potential through training in scientific methods and discipline-specific knowledge in the study of behavior, mental processes, and physiological processes, promoting a spirit of active inquiry and critical thinking and fostering a sense of social responsibility in the global community.

The department houses five full-time faculty members with expertise in both the applied and research fields of psychology with particular emphasis on Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. There is a strong emphasis on research, critical thinking, and application of psychology to traditional settings such as education and mental health settings; however, we also strive to apply psychology to other areas such as public policy and industry.

Our alumni have been successful in entering entry-level psychology-related employment as well as Masters and Ph.D. level graduate school programs.


Requirements for a major in psychology

The Department of Psychology offers a major program in psychology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. A bachelor’s in psychology provides excellent preparation for entry-level positions in a variety of fields after graduation. Recent graduates have found jobs in medical and behavioral research, human services, human resources, sales and marketing, and computer user-experience. A number of recent graduates have also been accepted into master’s level and doctoral-level graduate programs across the country.

Courses in major Credit
General Psychology (PY 201) 3
Introduction to the Psychology Major (PY 222) 1
Learning (PY 321) 3
Physiological Psychology (PY 361) 3
Psychological Statistics (PY 375) 3
Experimental Psychology (PY 465W) 3
Psychology Electives 18
Exit Exam 0
Total 34
Prescribed Supporting Courses:
Introductory Biology (BI 101-102) or Principles of Biology (BI 111-112) 8
Mathematics (MA 110 or MA 112 or MA 113 or MA 115 or MA 125) 3-4
Elementary Statistics (MA 147) 3

For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a foreign language through the introductory level (101, 102).


Tuition & Fees

Alabama Resident Non-Resident
1-11 Hours $277.00/hour $554.00/hour
12-18 Hours $4,155.00 flat rate $8,310.00 flat rate
Last updated August 2019

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