Psychology Advisement

Psychology majors at UAH earn a Bachelor of Arts degree comprised of general education requirements, the psychology major itself, and a minor in some area other than psychology.

Our program is designed to develop scientific thinking about psychology. Psychology majors are first introduced to each of the variety of disciplines within psychology in a two-course sequence (PY 101 and 102) . Then in addition to courses required for the major, students are encouraged to select courses they find interesting in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students may select courses within both the social and natural science aspects of psychology.

After meeting the requirements for the major, students participate in a course that brings together all that they have learned as a psychology major. In this course, PY 498, students work in small groups directly with a faculty member on an original research project. The results of these research projects are published in the department's Journal of Human Research. As the titles of the journal articles indicate, there are always a variety of research projects with which students can become involved.


Psychology majors beginning their first semester:

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall PY 101 PY 300 "A" Course PY 498
  "B" Course PY Elective  
Spring PY 102 PY 302 "A" Course  
Math "B" Course PY Elective  
PY 300       

 Psychology majors beginning their second year:

  Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall PY 101 PY 302 PY 498
Math "B" Course "A" Course
Spring PY 102 PY Elective "A" Course
PY 300 "B" Course PY Elective
PY 300    

 Transfer Students who have completed all General Education Requirements elsewhere (It is assumed that the student will have had an introductory psychology course AND one math course subsequent to College Algebra): 

  Year 3 Year 4
Fall PY 102 PY Elective 
PY 300  PY 498 
  "A" Course 
Spring PY 302  "A" Course 
"B" Course  "B" Course 
PY Elective   

Please see the description of the Psychology BA requirements in the catalog for more details about these classes.

For your reference, below are the core Groups "A" and "B" major  courses with typical scheduling.

Group A Group B

PY 314 - Learning (spring)

PY 316 – Perception (fall)

PY 380 – Cognition (fall)

PY 436 - Biological Psychology (spring)                 

PY 301 – Personality (spring)

PY 315 - Developmental Psychology (fall)          

PY 375 - Social Psychology (spring)

PY 433 - Abnormal Psychology (fall)


For your reference

For schedule advisement:

Call 256-824-6191 or come by Morton Hall Rm. 335
(M-F 8:30 - 5:00)
or email your advisor