May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, BA

This undergraduate program introduces students to the science and profession of psychology. Culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, this is a program for students interested in such career areas as counseling, public relations, school psychology, special education, forensic psychology, research, teaching, and industry work. The undergraduate psychology curriculum is designed to provide a core of knowledge of the subject matter in experimental, theoretical, and applied psychology. Other unique features of the program include opportunities for student internships and/or collaborative research experiences, as well as curricular flexibility within the major that allows students to select electives that are in accordance with their professional aspirations.

Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Casa de Calvo, Phone: 469-530-0405, Email:


Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.



Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements:  The psychology major requires 21 hours of required and 18 hours of elective psychology courses.
  3. Other Courses:   Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.

Major Requirements I, 15 hours 

The following courses are required for the Psychology, BA degree. Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the core.


Major Requirements II, 3 hours

Select one from the following:


Major Requirements III, 3 hours

Select one from the following:


Major Electives,18 hours

  • Select five advanced Psychology elective courses.
  • Select one any level Psychology elective course.


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements  as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Psychology major GPA of 2.5 or higher


Total hours to complete degree: 120 semester credit hours