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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Jul 17, 2019
2018-2019 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 PSY 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.

Requirements to Earn Either a B.A. or B.S. Degree


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


The B.S. requirement degree requires the following:

Psychology Program Description

Click here for the program description.