The B.A./M.A. in general-experimental psychology involves the
integration of two free-standing programs; the existing
undergraduate program in psychology and the thesis track of our
current master's program in general-experimental psychology.
The program is intended to be an accelerated program in the
science of psychology that is available to academically superior
undergraduate students. It is aimed at providing students with a
master's level foundation in knowledge and methods of psychological
All curricular requirements must be satisfied for both the
bachelor's and master's degrees. The combined degree program may be
finished in five years, with the completion of 151 credits.
Students take two graduate courses during the junior year and four
graduate courses in the senior year of study. These six courses (18
credits) are applicable toward both degrees. The student will
receive the B.A. after four years of study, even if he or she
decides not to continue on to the fifth year.
The bachelor's level (usually 127 credits over four years) will
include 54-63 core credits and 18-27 free elective credits. In
addition, the student will be required to take 28 undergraduate
credits in psychology, plus 15 graduate psychology credits and
three graduate elective credits outside of the department in order
to complete the baccalaureate. The fifth year of study will require
the completion of 24 graduate credits in psychology, including six
General-Experimental Psychology Program