May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology - Option A (PSYA) - BA Major

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36-37 credits

Minor (or additional major if non-dual degree seeking) required.

2.5 GPA required.

C grade or better required in PSY courses. Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Psychology Option A Major Map  

Psychology Graduation Requirements

  • No more than 3 credits of general introductory psychology transferred to WSU can be credited toward a psychology major.
  • No more than 6 credits in developmental psychology (child, adolescent, adult, lifespan, etc.) transferred to WSU can be credited toward a psychology major.
  • Transfer students must complete at least 18 credits in psychology at WSU for the option A major.
  • No more than 6 credits of PSY 400 - Independent Study or Research  and/or PSY 404 - Internship  may count toward a psychology major.
  • Online courses may not substitute for upper-division core courses in psychology.

Content Domains (9-10 credits)

Students must complete one course from at least three of the following areas:

Diversity Domain (0 credits)*

Choose one:

Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete an additional 9 credits of Psychology courses numbered above 210. Courses listed in any of the domains above will be considered as electives if not used to fulfill one of the above domain requirements.

Dual Degrees

Students wishing to complete two degrees concurrently, (example: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) must complete a minimum of an additional 30 credits above the required 120-128 credit hours. Students must complete all major requirements under both degrees, including separate minors if required.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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