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UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology prepares students for a variety of careers in business, community and government agencies, education, military, medicine, counseling and social work.
Coursework is offered in a variety of formats, including traditional classroom settings, Interactive TV, hybrid, and online to allow maximum flexibility and accessibility that meets each student’s unique needs.
Classes cover a variety of subjects, including statistics, experimental design, data collection and analysis. Students will also study the intersection of environment, genetics and behavior so that upon graduation they leave the program ready for graduate work or the job market.
Because this is a transfer degree program, there are specific entrance requirements you must meet prior to admission to the program:
- Completion of 60 or more transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution
- Official or unofficial transcripts from all schools you have attended (UA South advisor will review these with you)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in your transferrable coursework
- Completion of lower division major and minor requirements and any prerequisite classes
Please contact us if you have any questions and to receive a pre-transfer review of your previously taken coursework to ensure your eligibility and readiness for the program.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the Psychology major, four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees. AZ Transfer Pathways allow students to complete an Associate’s degree at any Arizona community college and transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Cochise College and Pima Community College. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The Psychology report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.
Courses are based in theory with a strong focus on professional application. Courses in the major include:
- PSYV 333 Judgement and Decision Making
This course reviews behavioral economics and seeks to give you insight into why people do not make rational decisions.
- PSYV 360 Social Psychology
Explore how other people mold our behavior and learn how to determine if you are being duped by your own need to fit in.
- PSYV 457 Psychology of Happiness
The field of psychology has a reputation for focusing on human dysfunction but the humanistic psychology tries to flip that reputation on its head and help you discover your potential to be happy.
- PSYV 489 History and Systems of Psychology
This course takes all of the content from the introductory courses of PSY101, Statistics and Methods and brings them together in telling the story of experimental psychology.