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
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
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4 years
4,155 USD
In-state tuition for 12-18 Hours flat rate. All expenses and fees are subject to change.
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