27-hour B.A. in Psychology

This degree offers a broad background in psychology to students pursuing a second major or minor in any discipline, including arts, humanities, and social sciences. With additional psychology credits totaling at least 40, but no more than 48 hours, this degree can serve as a stand-alone major with no second major or minor. In addition to the required courses listed below, students are encouraged to take advantage of laboratory research opportunities or field experiences relevant to their areas of interest.


B.A. students in psychology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing students to global cultures and traditions.

Psychology Courses

PSY 102Introductory Professional Development in Psychology1.5 credits
PSY 110General Psychology3 credits
PSY 111Lab in General Experimental Psychology1 credit
PSY 201Statistical Methods3 credits
PSY 202Research Methods in Psychology3 credits
PSY 302Advanced Professional Development in Psychology1.5 credits
PSY 493Senior Seminar0 credits
Foundational Core Areas12 credits
Four courses from the following options:
PSY 215Life Span Development3 credits
PSY 225Social Psychology3 credits
PSY 235Abnormal Psychology3 credits
PSY 245*Physiological Psychology3 credits
PSY 350*Human Cognition3 credits
Writing and Research2-8 credits
Two courses from the following options
(One must be a lab course):
Courses with Labs
PSY 245/246Physiological Psychology
Laboratory in Physiological Psychology
3 credits
1 credit
PSY 250/251Principles and Applications of Learning
Laboratory in Principles and Applications of Learning
3 credits
1 credit
PSY 345/346Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
3 credits
1 credit
PSY 350/351Human Cognition
Laboratory in Human Cognition
3 credits
1 credit
PSY 370Laboratory in Experimental Design & Analysis3 credits
PSY 375/376Human Neuropsychology
Laboratory in Human Neuropsychology
3 credits
1 credit
Courses without Labs
PSY 330Child and Adolescent Development3 credits
PSY 335Psychology of Personality3 credits
PSY 360History and Systems3 credits
PSY 365Psychology and Religion3 credits
PSY 465Psychology and Law3 credits
*Course may also be used to partially fulfill the laboratory requirement.