Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Course Repeats

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

  1. MAJOR: 41 credits

    • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3) - CI
    • PSY333 Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences (3) - CT; QL; UD 
    • PSY335 Junior Seminar in Psychology (3)
    • PSY353/L Research Methods in Psychology (4)
    • PSY354/L Topics in Psychological Research (4) -- WI
    • PSY444 Senior Thesis (3) - ILIT; RP; WI
    • Psychology Electives (21 credits)
  2. CORE CURRICULUM: 45 credits 

    NOTE: Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If course(s) does(do) not have a competency, it(they):will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under the Free Electives, AND an additional 3 credits in Core Electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.
    • CMP101 English Composition (3) - CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • Mathematics, Sciences:
      • Required:

        • Mathematics: 3 credits
        • Natural Science: 3 credits. Select from courses in: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, natural science, physics.
    • Foreign Language and Core Electives: 33 credits
    • 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 Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
  3. FREE ELECTIVES: 36 credits

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in Psychology courses.



Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C in PSY333, PSY335, PSY353/L, PSY354/L, PSY444.
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of C (2.00).

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C in PSY333; PSY335; PSY353/L; PSY354/L; PSY444
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in the major.
  3. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, Psychology, from the Psychology Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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