BA Major in Psychology: 2004 - 2007

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BA in Psychology

Declared Fall 2004 to Present Summer 2007

Effective Fall 2004, Students who entered SJSU before the Fall 2004 AND declared their major to be a BA in psychology prior to the Fall 2004 semester can either follow these major requirements or the "fall 1997" requirements. Please see a Psychology Department advisor if you have any questions. You are strongly advised to visit with an academic advisor as soon and as frequently as possible. Doing so will both ensure an appropriate sequencing of courses and will likely yeild a more efficient path to graduation.

A. Lower-Division Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Description
PSYC 001 General Psychology
PSYC 030 Introductory Psychobiology
STAT 095 Elementary Statistics

B. Upper-Division Core Courses (27 Units)

Course Number Description
PSYC 100W Writing workshop (passed with a "C" or better)
PSYC 102 Child Psychology
PSYC 110 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 120 Upper-Division Research Methods

Select one course from each of the following categories


Course Number Description
PSYC 135 Cognition
PSYC 155 Human Learning
PSYC 158 Perception

Human Aspects

Course Number Description
PSYC 139 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 154 Social Psychology


Course Number Description
PSYC 117 Psychological Tests and Measures
STAT 115 Intermediate Statistics

Focus Areas

Course Number Description
PSYC 129 Neuroscience
PSYC 160 Clinical Psychology
PSYC 170 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Capstone Experience

Course Number Description
PSYC 190 Current Issues in Psychology
PSYC 195 Senior Honors Seminar

C. ELECTIVES (6 Units)

Any two Psychology (PSYC or STAT) courses. Note: At least one must be upper-division

D. Courses in Support of the Major (3 Units)

BIOL 21 or BIOL 65 Human biology (includes lab) or human anatomy (includes lab)