Psychology Degree Requirements


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience Curriculum and major requirements:

General Education Requirements


3 hours from one of the following courses:

    • ENG 2301 World Literature: Classicism
    • HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715
    • HIS 2322 Western Civilizations from 1715
    • HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
    • HIS 3301 History of Mexico
    • HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
    • HON 3311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
    • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Supporting Course Requirements: (9 hours)

    • PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    • PSY 2303 Lutheran Ethos and Psychology

Psychology Major Courses: (19 hours)

    • PSY 2300 Careers and Vocation in Psychology (3)
    • PSY 2341 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
    • PSY 2491 Research Methods and Scientific Writing in the Behavioral Sciences (4)
    • PSY 3302 Cognitive Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3330 Social Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3332 Personality Theory (3)

Psychology Tracks:

Each major must declare one of the following tracks.

Professional Track (9 hours):

This track is designed for students who intend to enter the workforce after graduation or pursue a Master's degree.
Courses with an (*) are required within the track

    • PSY 3331 Introduction to Counseling Skills* (3)
    • PSY 3341 Abnormal Psychology* (3)
    • PSY 2302 Human Sexuality Gender (3)
    • PSY 3335 Health Psychology (3)
    • PSY 3304 Group Dynamics (3)
    • PSY 3325 Interpersonal Relationships (3)

Academic Track (9 hours):

This track is designed for students intending to pursue doctoral-level work or entry level research positions.
Courses with an (*) are required within the track

    • PSY 3305 Learning and Memory* (3)
    • PSY 3306 Sensation Perception* (3)
    • PSY 3303 Neuropsychology (3)
    • PSY 3350 Biopsychology (3)
    • PSY 3406 Animal Behavior (4)

Writing Portfolio:

The Psychology major of Concordia University Texas (CTX) recognizes writing both as a mechanism of communication that is essential in the broader professional workforce and as a critical element of undergraduate study. Specifically, persons trained in psychology should be comfortable both reading and writing in a scientific manner. The Writing Portfolio will consist of three papers that have been rated by a course instructor as Good (i.e., warranting a grade of B) in quality regarding both content and style.

Elective Hours:

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper level.

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