The following changes in the Psychology BA degree requirements will become effective for Fall 2006.

Two required courses have been added:

  1. Psychology 1000, Careers in Psychology (1 credit)
  2. Psychology 4999, Integrated Psychology (2 credits)

There are also new distribution requirements. Students must now take one course from each of the following three areas:

  • Biological Psychology
    • Psychology 2111, Introduction to Biological Psychology
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
    • Psychology 2160, Social Psychology or
    • Psychology 2270, Developmental Psychology: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
  • Personality and Abnormal Psychology
    • Psychology 2216, Personality Theory or
    • Psychology 2245, Abnormal Psychology

Although these new requirements only apply to students (transfer and first time freshmen) who are admitted to UM-St. Louis in the Fall of 2006 or after, we encourage all psychology majors to choose courses that meet these new requirements.

Psychology 4999 is a particularly important course for preparing students for the exit exam and the Graduate Record Exam Advanced Test in Psychology.