B.A. in Psychology

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied
History/Social Science3
Any HS courses
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors (Recommended)
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology 33XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Psychology Major Courses 3, 4
PS 1301General Psychology3
PS 3164Sophomore Colloquium1
PS 3265Junior Colloquium2
PS 3331Abnormal Psychology I3
PS 3341Physiological Psychology3
PS 3373Learning3
PS 3381Introductory Statistics3
PS 3383Research Methods 53
PS 3384Research Methods Lab 53
Psychology Electives12
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.27
Psychology Graduation Requirements
Sophomore Retreat
Psychology Research Presentation
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing PS 3383W.
Total Semester Hours123
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

Psychology students must make a grade of "C" or better in all required psychology courses, with the exception of the Psychology Electives.

4

Upon enrollment in the psychology major, students must complete all subsequent psychology courses at St. Mary’s University.

5

Concurrent enrollment required in PS 3383 and PS 3384.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX3Mathematics3
EN 13113Science3
Fine Arts3Speech3
PS 13013PS 33733
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
PS 31641PS 33833
PS 33813PS 33843
Psychology Elective3 
 16 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX 3
Literature3Advanced Theology3
PS 33413PS 33313
Psychology Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013History3
PS 32652Psychology Elective3
Psychology Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3 
 17 15
Total Semester Hours 123