Undergraduate degree programs
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in
Both degree programs require a minimum of
120 completed credit hours. The Bachelor of Arts requires a two-year proficiency in a
modern language other than English.
Degree programs are designed to provide
All degree requirements conform to the American Psychological Association guidelines for the undergraduate
You must complete 120 units of coursework as outlined below:
- 35 units of liberal studies requirements
- 41 units of major requirements
- 18 units of minor requirements
- BA only-16 units of language requirements
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites to take before enrolling.
Please note: You must complete NAU's diversity requirement by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness.
Be aware: NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division (300 and above) courses.
At least 15 of the 36 units required for this major must be from Northern Arizona University courses. These 15 units may not include individualized courses.
BA only: You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to 4 terms of university coursework in the same language.
PSY 485: Take a research-intensive course designed to partner you with faculty and give you a
jump start on graduate school.
PSY 101 research participation: Earn
extra credit or satisfy course research requirements through SONA. See your course syllabus for whether you can
use SONA credits in your course, and how much each one is worth.
Summer research internships: The Department offers summer internships in
Flagstaff focusing on different topics in psychology.
Applying for graduate school
Minor in psychology
This minor can complement and expand any other major. The
field of psychology examines human behavior through scientific reasoning and
experimentation; a minor in psychology will give you insight into the actions
of individuals and their thought processes. This can be beneficial in:
- non-profit organizations
The minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours of psychology courses
12 credit hours must be taken at this university (may not include individualized study courses)
Minors must take the following courses:
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 240 Development Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 250 Social Psychology (3 credits) or PSY 227 Personality (3 credits)
- PSY 255 Introduction to Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
- PSY 260 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
- 6 additional credit hours in psychology