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Psychology Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Psychology
  • B.S.: Psychology
  • Minor: Psychology

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Psychology courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Overview:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A): Thirty-nine credits in psychology, including 110-160 (12 credits); 202M (five credits); eight credits at the 200-level beyond 202M; 10 credits at the 300-level; 390 (junior seminar); and one course at the 400-level (which must be 400, 410 or 499). Students must also complete a statistics course: PSYC 201Q, BUSN 210Q or DATA 227. Each student is also encouraged to take courses in biology, computer science, foreign language, Mathematics 201 and Philosophy 240. Students planning to pursue graduate school should also take MATH 202 and further courses in the sciences.

Bachelor of Science (B.S): The minimum requirements for a B.S. degree in psychology are 43 credits in psychology, which include required courses: PSYC 110-160 (12 credits); 202M (five credits); eight credits at the 200-level beyond 202M; 10 credits at the 300-level; 390 (junior seminar); and two courses at the 400-level, which must be either 400, 410 or 499 (eight credits). In addition to the required 43 credits, a student must complete a statistics course: PSYC 201Q, BUSN 210Q, or DATA 227. Additional preparation in mathematics and the natural sciences or economics is required for the student wishing to complete the B.S. in psychology. In consultation with the academic advisor, the B.S. candidate will take: MATH 201 or above, eight credits; and 16 credits from any of the following: BIOL 170, 180, or above, CHEM 121 or above, COMP 150 or above, ECON 190S or above, GEOL 150 or above, MATH 202 or above, or PHYS 101 or above.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology

The minimum requirements for a B.A. in psychology are 39 credits in psychology which include:

  • PSYC 110N, 120B, 130S, 140S, 150S and 160S (12 credits)
  • PSYC 202M Experimental Design (5 credits)
  • 8 credits from: PSYC 211, 212, 217, 221, 231, 232, 241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 253, 271C or 280
  • 10 credits from: PSYC 311B, 321B, 341B or 361B 
  • PSYC 390: Junior Seminar
  • 4 credits from: PSYC 400, 410 or 499
  • In addition to the required 39 credits in psychology for the major, a student must complete a statistics course: PSYC 201Q, DATA 227, or BUSN 210Q.

Recommended in Psychology
The student who plans a career in a service-oriented field related to psychology may not need graduate training. This student may choose additional courses in psychology related to the interest area.

The student planning a professional career as a psychologist should prepare to go to graduate school, and additional courses at the 300- and 400-level are recommended.

Recommended in Other Departments
Each student is urged to take courses in other areas such as:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science 150
  • Language courses - including a conversational course
  • Mathematics 201
  • Philosophy 240

The student planning to go to graduate school should also take Mathematics 202 and further courses in biology, chemistry and physics. Additional courses in expository writing and the social sciences and humanities should reflect the student's needs and interests.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology

Required in Psychology
The minimum requirements for a B.S. in psychology are 43 credits in psychology; in addition to completing the requirements for the B.A., a student must complete:

Psychology 400, 410, or 499 (an additional 4 credits)

Required in Other Departments

  • 8 credits from MATH 201 and above 
  • 16 credits from any of the following:
    • Biology 170 or above
    • Chemistry 121 or above
    • Computer Science 150 or above
    • Economics 190 or above
    • Geology 150 or above
    • Mathematics 202 or above, or
    • Physics 101 or above

Minor in Psychology

The minimum requirements for a psychology minor are 20 credits in psychology which include:

  • PSYC 110N, 120B, 130S, 140S, 150S, or 160S (8 credits)
  • 12 additional PSYC credits above the 201-level.

Psychology 100 cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for a minor in psychology.

The student must also complete a statistics course: PSYC 201Q, BUSN 210Q or DATA 227

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