The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology is designed to prepare students to become scientifically literate citizens who apply an understanding of scientific principles and findings to benefit the communities they belong to. Successful graduates of the BA in Psychology will be familiar with the major concepts, theories and historical trends of psychology, and can apply their understanding of these ideas and principles to solve problems relating to behavior and mental processes. Through their experiences inside and outside the classroom, students learn to apply what they learn about human behavior and mental processes to improve their personal and social well-being, and to advance their personal and career goals.
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement||3-16|
|Complete one of the following:|
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
|Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:|
|1. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)|
|2. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)|
|Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:|
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
|Core Psychology Requirements|
|MATH 1040||Introduction to Statistics (MA) (meets GE Mathematics requirement)||3|
|PSY 1010||General Psychology (SS, GC) (meets GE Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement)||3|
|PSY 1100||Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)||3|
|or FSHD 1500||Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)|
|PSY 2000||Writing in Psychology: APA Style||3|
|PSY 2400||Psychology of Abnormal Behavior||3|
|Bachelor of Arts Requirements|
|PSY 2100||Cognitive Psychology||3|
|PSY 2500||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 3020||Applied Research Methods in Psychology||3|
|PSY 3460||Health Psychology||3|
|PSY 4000||History of Psychology||3|
|PSY 4920||Capstone Seminar in Psychology||3|
|Depth Content Area Requirements|
|Complete one (1) course each from at least three (3) Depth Content Area categories.|
|PSY 3200||Development in Infancy & Childhood||3|
|or PSY 3220||Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood|
|or PSY 3230||Adult Development & Aging|
|PSY 3712||Human Learning & Memory||3|
|or PSY 4140||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|or PSY 4150||Sensation & Perception|
|PSY 3320||Introduction to Clinical Psychology||3|
|or PSY 3440||Child & Family Mental Health|
|or PSY 4300||Introduction to Counseling & Psychotherapy|
|or PSY 4350||Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy|
|PSY 3420||Psy of Culture & Diversity||3|
|or PSY 3700||Personality Theory|
|or PSY 4200||Psychology of Morality|
|PSY 3450||Intro to Child Life Theory & Practice||3|
|or PSY 4440||Addiction|
|or PSY 4510||Industrial-Organizational Psychology|
|Writing Intensive Requirements|
|Complete a minimum of 9 credits of Depth Content Area courses that are Writing Intensive (4000-level or higher). These Writing Intensive courses are not required to come from different Depth Content Areas, and the Writing Intensive courses may also fulfill the Depth Content Area requirements.|
|Complete a minimum of 12 credits of additional PSY courses; (9 credits must be upper-division)|
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Research Area, and Psychology Elective course.