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Psychology (B.A.)


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The BA in Psychology at RSC offers students the opportunity to learn about the science of human behavior and the inner processes of thoughts and emotions. Each student develops a program oriented to the world of work as well as to entry into graduate study. Psychology majors investigate the factors influencing the behavior and adjustment of people in a complex and changing world, with recognition of the embeddedness of human interaction in a larger socio-cultural context. The program encourages students to explore and understand themselves, as well as others, so as to be informed and responsible citizens.

Degree Requirements


Other required Psychology courses


Normal and Abnormal Development Patterns


Select one of the following (as prerequisite to PSY 308): 3 Credits


Select one of the following capstone courses: 3 Credits


General Education Requirements


not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Humanities/Arts (may include cross-cultural requirement) : 12 Credits


Natural Sciences: 6 Credits


Cross-Cultural Course: 0-3 Credits


Electives: 52-55 Credits


Total credits required for degree: 120


Suggested Course Sequence for BA in Psychology


The following is a general schedule for the Psychology major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Psychology Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

First Year


1st Semester


Total: 13.5 Credits


2nd Semester


Total: 16.5 Credits


Second Year


1st Semester


Total: 15 Credits


2nd Semester


Total: 16 Credits


Third Year


1st Semester


Total: 15 Credits


2nd Semester


Total: 16 Credits


Fourth Year


1st Semester


Total: 15 Credits


2nd Semester


  •  Electives: 13 Credits

Total: 13 Credits


Total credit hours required for the major: 120


Suggested Course Sequence for Students in the BA in Psychology leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Students interested in physical therapy (PT) as a career may select Psychology as their undergraduate major. Students complete requirements for the major, RSC general education courses, and PT program prerequisites during their first three years of study. Qualified students who meet PT program GPA requirements accelerate into the PT graduate courses in the fourth year and complete the baccalaureate degree in Psychology. Students complete two more graduate academic years, and earn the DPT. Refer to the Sage Graduate School catalog for complete information on acceleration into the Physical Therapy graduate program and entrance requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence for Students in the BA in Psychology leading to the MS in Occupational Therapy


Students interested in occupational therapy as a career may select Psychology as their undergraduate major. Students complete requirements for the major, RSC general education courses (including 90 credits of liberal arts), and OT program prerequisites during their first three years of study. Qualified students who meet OT program GPA requirements accelerate into the OT graduate courses in the fourth year and complete the baccalaureate degree in Psychology. Students complete one more graduate academic year plus fieldwork, and earn the MS in Occupational Therapy. Click here for complete information on acceleration into the OT graduate program and entrance requirements.

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