Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

General Education Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. 

Course Repeats

The following courses may not be repeated more than once: PSY103, PSY333/L, PSY335, PSY353/L, PSY354/L, PSY444, PSY445

1. Major: 54 CREDITS

    • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3)
    • PSY333/L Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences (4)
    • PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology (3)
    • PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology (4)
    • PSY354/L Advanced Research Methods in Psychology (4)
      • PSY444 Senior Thesis (3) OR
      • PSY445 Senior Capstone Practicum (3)
    • Additional Required courses (33 credits)

      • PSY210 Social Psychology (3)
      • PSY215 Cognitive Psychology (3)
      • SELECT ONE:
        • PSY219 Psychology of Mental Illness (3) OR
        • PSY231 Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (3)
      • SELECT ONE course from each AREA (9 credits): (students must have completed at least one 200 level course before taking any 300 level courses):
        • Social/Personality/Developmental Area:
          • PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
          • PSY218 Personality Psychology (3)
          • PSY220 Life Span Development (3)
          • PSY301 The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Sexual Health (3)
          • PSY318 Heros, Healers, and Do-Gooders: The Psychology of Helping and Altruism (3)
        • Cognitive/Biological Area:
          • PSY216  Learning and Behavioral Modification (3)
          • PSY217 Sensation and Perception (3)
          • PSY314 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
          • PSY380 Drugs & Behavior (3)
        • Clinical/Applied Area:
          • PSY231 Behavioral Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence(3)
          • PSY304 Counseling and Interviewing (3)
          • PSY306 Forensic Psychology (3)
          • PSY308 Health Psychology (3)
          • PSY309 Assessment in Psychology and Education (3)
      • SELECT ONE additional elective course from any of the above 3 AREAS (3 credits).  Additionally, PSY457 – Independent Research Study may be substituted as this elective course.
      • SELECT ONE  Psychology Course or additional Capstone course (3 credits): Pre-requisites for this requirement are: completion of PSY103, and completion of a minimum of 55 credits
        • PSY391 Psychology and Culture (3)
        • PSY393 The Origins of Psychology (3)
        • PSY444 Senior Thesis (3)  (if not already completed as part of the major requirements)
        • PSY445 Senior Practicum in Psychology (3) (if not already completed as part of the major requirements)
      • CMP101 English Composition (3)
      • Foreign Language Intermediate Proficiency (6)
        • FRE105 (3) AND FRE106 (3) OR
        • SPA105 (3) AND SPA106 (3)
        • Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college-level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Modern Languages section of the Daemen catalog.

2. General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS

    • First Year Seminar (3)
    • Learning Communities (6)
    • Depth – Discovery (9)
    • Breadth – Exploration:
      • Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
        • Choose one course from: Computer Science or Mathematics. (3)
        • Choose one course from: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics. (3)
      • Social Sciences:
        • Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, and Sociology. (6)
      • Humanities:
        • Choose two courses from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (6)

3. Free Electives: 30 CREDITS

    • Service Learning (3)
    • A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Psychology courses.


Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C- in PSY333/L
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0).

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C- in PSY333/L; PSY335; PSY353/L; PSY354/L; PSY444 OR PSY445
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of C (2.0).

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, Psychology or BA, Psychology Pre-Med Track, from the Psychological Sciences Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.