Psychological Science, B.A.

A minor is required with this major.

Requirements: (42 credits)

Required Courses:

PSY 112Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 113Exploring Psychology

1

PSY 136Life-Span Development

3

PSY 301Research Methods in Psychological Science I

4

PSY 302Research Methods in Psychological Science II

4

PSY 330Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 490History & Systems of Psychology

3

One course is required from each of the following categories:

Social/personality:

PSY 371Personality Psychology: Theories and Research

3

PSY 372Social Psychology

3

Biological:

PSY 441Sensation and Perception

3

PSY 450Biopsychology

3

Experimental:

PSY 200Learning & Memory

3

PSY 281Cognitive Psychology

3

Diversity:

PSY 420Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

PSY 430Intergroup Relations

3

PSY 412Diversity of Latino/a Psychology

3

and 9 credits of psychology electives

Five Year Accelerated Program in Psychological Science

Eligible students can apply for admission to the Five Year Accelerated B.A./M.A. in the Spring of their third year of full-time study.  Selected students will be able to complete a B.A. in Psychological Science and a M.A. in Psychology in 5 years.  For accepted students, three graduate courses will double-count as three undergraduate Psychological Science elective courses.  Students apply in the Spring of their third year of full-time study and must meet the requirements specified below:  

a)  Completed 83 earned credit hours by the end of the Fall semester of their third year of full-time study.  At least 30 credits must have been earned at CCSU.

b) Completed PSY 301 and PSY 302 (research methods) with at least a B.

c) Have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.

d) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average in Psychological Science courses.

  • How to apply:  Students will submit a personal statement*, and one recommendation letter from a CCSU Psychology professor to the Graduate Studies Chair by February 10th.
  • Note: After acceptance, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

*The personal statement should present the applicants professional goals, any specific experiences that helped prepare applicants for the MA psychology program, such as relevant employment, research or training, internships, etc.

In addition, in order to graduate, students must complete the Psychology Exit Survey. The Exit Survey will be administered by the department every semester.

Note: PSY 112 (C- or higher) and STAT 215 (C- or higher) are prerequisites for PSY 301.