Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UA Little Rock 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.

Our psychology students have the opportunity to engage in and contribute to research experiences and participate in internships that will give them practical experiences in a professional setting.

Program requirements effective Fall 2024

Link to larger Psychology Degree Requirements form

Past Program Requirements

Learning Goals

Goal 1: Knowledge Base

  1. Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
  2. Describe applications of psychology

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

  1. Demonstrate psychological information literacy
  2. Engage in integrative thinking and problem-solving
  3. Interpret, design, and/or conduct psychological research based on the scientific method

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  1.  Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
  2. Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry addressing issues at local, national, and global levels.

Goal 4: Communication Goal

  1. Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
  2. Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes

Goal 5: Professional Development

  1. Apply psychological content and skills to career goals