BA with a Major in Psychology–General 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 General 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 Requirements28
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours92
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology a4
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3
PSCH 343Statistical Methods in Behavioral Science b4
Select at least one course from the following to fulfill the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement:3
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Laboratory in Community and Prevention Research
Laboratory in Clinical Psychology
Laboratory in Perception
Laboratory in Cognition and Memory
Laboratory in Learning and Conditioning
Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
Laboratory in Cognitive Neuroscience
Select at least one of the following courses in addition to the course taken for Writing-in-the-Discipline: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: c3
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
Additional Psychology courses for minimum of 28 semester hours8
Total Hours28

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
MATH 090
Intermediate Algebra
or Mathematical Reasoning
4
General Education Requirement course 3-5
 Hours14-16
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
PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3
Psychology Elective a 3
Foreign Language 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
Psychology Elective b,c 3
Foreign Language 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
Electives 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
Psychology Elective d 3
Psychology Elective d 3
Electives 9
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
PSCH Selective - Lab Course (WID) e 3
Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Electives 13-15
 Hours13-15
 Total Hours120