Majors & Minors
BS or BA?
The difference between the BS degree and the BA degree lies in the relative emphasis on either laboratory sciences and mathematics OR humanities and social sciences within the college and university (not major) requirements:
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) Degree Requirements
- Select a 4-5 credit laboratory science course. This course must be from a different discipline than the lab science course used for the University Requirements (2 lab courses in total).
- Select 5 units of Math beyond 141 or 3 units of Computer Science and 3 units of Math beyond 141. (1-2 courses)
BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) Degree Requirements
- COMPLETE 6 CREDITS OF 300/400 LEVEL COURSE WORK<
- Select from Arts, Communications, Humanities, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies.
- YOU MAY NOT USE COURSES FROM THE MAJOR OR MINOR ACADEMIC AREA (eg. If you are a Psychology major, you may not use any Psychology course to complete this requirement.)
- COMPLETE 1 YEAR OF A SINGLE FOREIGN LANGUAGE
- (Or complete a foreign language at the 142 level or above)
- 2 high school years of the same foreign language can be used to waive this requirement.
Contact your psychology academic advisor to discuss which degree would be best for you.