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Grand Valley State University    
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Mar 19, 2019
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Requirements for a Major in Psychology

Requirements include a minimum of 12 courses in psychology totaling 36 hours of credit, including:

Category Requirements

In addition, one course must be taken from each of the six following categories:


Students choose two additional psychology courses, totaling six credit hours, as electives.

Course Restrictions in Major

For students who choose to take PSY 399 and/or 499, no more than six credit hours in these courses may be counted toward the major. Psychology majors must take at least one third of the psychology credits constituting their major from the psychology department. Students may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Students may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree


The B.A. requires third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.

Psychology Program Description

Click here for the program description.