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Psychologists explore behavior and mental processes. They employ scientific methods to diagnose and treat individuals with behavioral problems and conduct research on principles of behavior. Psychologists work primarily in research, teaching, and counseling. Some counsel patients in clinics, hospitals, universities, schools, businesses, and industries. Others conduct research on humans and animals. The bachelor of arts has less emphasis on science and math but the same psychology major requirements as the bachelor of science.  Students choosing this degree program often pursue masters level studies in the field. Most careers in psychology require advanced training, usually at the doctoral level. Students who wish to be psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, or social workers should plan to go to medical or graduate school.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Online
  • UA Douglas
  • UA South Online
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Pima
  • UA Santa Cruz
  • UA Sierra Vista
  • UA South Yuma

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 109C Applied College Algebra with Data Analysis or MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications 3
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
PSY 230 Psychological Measurement & Statistics 3
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Third Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
4th Semester
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
Tier II General Education 3
PSY 290A Research Methods 3
PSY Elective 3
Minor Course 3
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
PSY Cognition and Neural Systems Course 3
PSY Social Course 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
PSY Clinical Course 3
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
PSY Writing Emphasis Course/PSY - Upper Division 3
Minor Course 3
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
7th Semester
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
Minor - Upper Division 3
Minor - Upper Division 3
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
8th Semester
Minor - Upper Division 3
PSY Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective 2

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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