BA with a Major in Psychology–Applied Psychology Concentration

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Psychology degree requirements for the Applied Psychology Concentration are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Major Requirements36
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours84
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology a4
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3
PSCH 340Psychological Testing3
PSCH 343Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science b4
PSCH 385Field Work in Applied Psychology c6
Select at least one of the following:3
Behavioral Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Perception
Cognition and Memory
Laboratory in Cognition and Memory
Learning and Conditioning
Laboratory in Learning and Conditioning
Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Select at least one of the following: d3
Theories of Personality
Community Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Cultural Psychology
Laboratory in Community and Prevention Research
Select at least one of the following:3
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Interviewing
Psychological Interventions
Psychology of Groups
Crisis Counseling Techniques I
Additional psychology courses for a minimum of 36 semester hours7
Total Hours36

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
Foreign Language 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
Foreign Language 4
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
General Education Requirement course 3-5
 Hours14-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
Psychology Elective a 3
Foreign Language 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3
Psychology Selective b,c 3
Foreign Language 4
General Education Requirement course 3
Elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
PSCH 343 Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science d 4
Psychology Selective b, c 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Electives 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
PSCH 340 Psychological Testing 3
Psychology Elective e 3
Electives 9
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
PSCH 330
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
or Psychology of Interviewing
or Psychological Interventions
or Psychology of Groups
or Crisis Counseling Techniques I
3
Psychology Elective e 3
Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring Semester
PSCH 385 Field Work in Applied Psychology f 6
Electives 8
 Hours14
 Total Hours120