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.
IDEAL COURSE SEQUENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS
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|
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|
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|
|Spring||PY 302||"A" Course|
|"B" Course||"B" Course|
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
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