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Psychology (Behavioral Analysis Specialization), B.A.


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Description


Undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology are encouraged and able to participate in the scholarly and applied work of psychology at many different levels – from taking a wide variety of psychology courses (most of which are taught by Ph.D.-holding faculty members) to actively participating in research laboratories to working in one of our many applied projects. We feel we provide a tremendous breadth of training to our students, preparing them well for graduate school and careers in psychology.

Contact Information


438 Mack Social Science
(775) 784-6828

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.75
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 3.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
Upper -Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-45 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

B. Mathematics (3-5 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (40 units)


Courses in the major may not be taken pass-fail. Students may enter the program at any time, but must have and then maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in psychology. They must also hold a 2.75 overall GPA.
 

A. Introductory Requirements (6 units)


D. Content Area Requirements (9 units)


Select one course (3 units each) in three of the four content areas below:

Note


PSY 499 - Advanced Special Topics (1 to 3 units) in a related area, may be applied to a corresponding content area; academic advisor approval required.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Psychology Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (0-23 units)


VI. Recommended Schedule


This is a possible sequence of courses. Please review this with an advisor to make sure you are making the best scheduling choices for yourself.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-18 units)


  • Core Curriculum English (3 units) *
  • Core Curriculum Math (3-5 units)*
  • Core Curriculum Fine Arts (3 units)
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • PSY 101 - General Psychology (3 units)

Spring Semester (16-18 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • PSY Content Area Course (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor course (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Diversity (3 units)
  • General Electives (3 units)

Spring Semester (12 units)


  • PSY Content Area Course (6 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor course (300-400 level) (3 units)

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