B.A. in Psychology

Requirements for a B.A. in Psychology

Psychology Major Requirements (print version)

  • Psychology requires 34 credit hours of Psychology, of which 16 hours must be in residence at UA Little Rock.
  • All Psychology courses must be completed with a grade of C or greater.
  • Students pursuing a professional career in Psychology are advised that the master’s degree is the minimum training necessary.
  • Prospective Psychology majors should select courses with advice from department faculty.
  • 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. These courses can provide invaluable experience and credentials in applications to graduate school. A maximum of six hours of these courses can be applied toward the major.

Core Curriculum for Psychology


  • Core Requirements (print version)
  • Psychology requires MATH 1302 or MATH 1321 as a prerequisite for Statistics & Methods I (PSYC 3435).
  • Psychology requires a foreign language up to the intermediate level. Both 1311 & 1312 are required to reach the intermediate level and they must be taken in sequence.

B.A. in Psychology (Current Catalog year)

  • Required Courses in Psychology (16 hours)
    • PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
    • PSYC 3435 Statistics and Methods I
    • PSYC 3341 Research Methods I
    • PSYC 3320 Introduction to Applied Psychology
    • PSYC 4392 Senior Capstone
  • One course from the following (3 hours)
    • PSYC 3330 Health Psychology
    • PSYC 3350 Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3356 Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 3360 Abnormal Psychology
  • 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

Psychology Electives (9 upper-level hours)

Catalog Years Before Fall 2017

Core Requirements (35 hours) – If your Catalog year is SPRING 2015 – SPRING 2017

Core Requirements (44 hours) – If your Catalog year is PRIOR TO SPRING 2015

Psychology Degree Requirements – If you Catalog year is PRIOR TO FALL 2017

Important Information

  • 120 hours are required to graduate. 30 hours must be taken in residence at UA little Rock.
  • 16 hours of major class work must be in residence at UA Little Rock.
  • Psychology requires that 45 of the 120 hours must be upper level hours (3000 & 4000 level).
  • Students must have a minor or a 2nd major.
  • Must complete 2000 level proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students must see an adviser every semester prior to registration.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 is required in the major, the minor, and overall.
  • Developmental courses do not count toward graduation. These courses start with 0, for example MATH 0301.
  • Information about transfer courses can be found at https://ualr.edu/records/transfer/tca/
  • Associate Degrees do not count as fulfilling minor requirements.