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Degree Requirements

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology requires completion of 120 credits, including at least 39 credits in the major as described below. Psychology courses prepare students for graduate study in academic or applied psychology and for careers in psychology-related human service fields such as social work and counseling.

    Students choose their courses in consultation with a faculty advisor. Only courses designated by The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students satisfy major (or minor) requirements, including psychology electives. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the major or minor requirements.

    Required Courses Credits
    Four Required Foundation Courses
    • Introduction to Psychology (with discussion section) or Fundamentals of Psychology
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Statistics for the Social Sciences
    • Research Methods I
    Fundamentals Courses (choose two)
    • Introduction to Neuropsychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Introduction to Social Psychology
    • Theories of Personality
    • Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    Six Psychology Electives (four must be 3000 level or above) 18
    Senior Capstone Course 3
    Total Credits 39