Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in psychology degree promotes the application of psychological principles, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving skills to further the understanding of behavior.

The 120-hour program covers the scientific study of the major areas of psychology. Students will learn how to think critically about psychological data and theories and how to approach problems from a scientific perspective. They will also learn how to communicate psychological content to professional and lay audiences.

Required Courses

UA Little Rock General Education Core Curriculum (35 hours)
BA in Psychology (34 hours)
Required Courses (16 hours)
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
PSYC 2340 Statistics and Methods I
PSYC 3342 (2341) Statistics and Methods II
PSYC 3341 Research Methods I
PSYC 3320 Introduction to Applied Psychology
PSYC 4100 Senior Synthesis
One course from the following (3 hours)
PSYC 3330 Health Psychology
PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 3360 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4337 Adult Psychology and Aging
One course from the following (3 hours)
PSYC 3305 Sensation-Perception
PSYC 3380 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 4320 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 4330 Learning and Memory
One course from the following (3 hours)
PSYC 3370 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 3375 Psychology of Consumer Behavior
PSYC 4325 Personnel Psychology
PSYC 4363 Organizational Psychology
PSYC 4380 Human Factors Psychology
Psychology Electives (9 upper-level hours)

Minor program of study required
Second language proficiency required

See course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Psychology majors and minors are required to satisfy the core rhetoric requirement with a C or greater prior to enrolling in PSYC 2300. The core math requirement must also be satisfied (with a C or greater) prior to enrolling in PSYC 2340.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including completion of a minor program of study and demonstration of intermediate-level second language proficiency.

• Minimum requirements for a psychology major are 34 credit hours of psychology (16 hours must be in residence) as specified in the “Required Courses” section. All psychology courses must be completed with a grade of C or greater to be counted toward the major.

• Students pursuing a professional career in psychology are advised that the master’s degree is the minimum training necessary. Prospective psychology majors, regardless of whether they plan to go to graduate school, should select courses with early and continuing advice from the department faculty. It is important that students plan their program of courses carefully. A wide range of courses is recommended as preparation for the requirements of different schools.

• PSYC 3369 (3-credit Internship), 3469 (4-credit Internship), 4221 (2-credit independent study), 4321 (3-credit independent study), and 4495 (practicum) are suggested to upper‐level pre‐professional majors. They provide experience in the actual work done by professional psychologists in ways not possible in lecture courses and are valuable credentials in applications to graduate school. A maximum of six hours of these courses can be applied toward the major.

Program Advisor

Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin | Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
501.569.3171 | ebsherwin@ualr.edu

Accreditation

UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $280