Jun 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

The program’s description is noted below:

Requirements for the liberal arts major in psychology, B.A. program

To earn the Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology, students must complete a minimum of 48 credits in psychology with a minimum GPA of 2.0 over all psychology courses and must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Required courses (12 credits)

2. One course from two of the following groups (8 credits)

3. One course from four of the five following groups (16 credits)

Behavioral Health

4. Two electives (8 credits)

Note: Electives must be in addition to courses used to satisfy four of the five groups above. One of the two electives must be at the 3000 level or higher. The remaining credits can be satisfied with a psychology course at any level.

6. At least 20 credits in psychology must be taken at Oakland University.

Requirements for a modified major in psychology with a concentration in linguistics, B.A. program

Students with this modified major in psychology must complete a minimum of 24 credits in psychology and 20 credits in linguistics including:


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators. Students with a major in the School of Health Sciences will be allowed to apply 16 credits of coursework toward a major (double major) in or minor in psychology.