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Both the psychology BA and BS degrees are excellent options for students who want to pursue psychology-related careers or who intend to apply to psychology or counseling graduate programs.
All of the major requirements are the same for the psychology BA and BS degrees. The degrees differ in the College Requirement. Click the boxes below to see the differences.
For the College Requirement, the Psychology BA degree students must document proficiency in a second language. Proficiency is defined as being able to read, write and speak a language other than English at the fourth level.
Students have several options for demonstrating language proficiency:
More Information about the BS Degree
The College Requirement for students pursuing the Psychology BS degree includes two courses from the Science and Society list . One of the courses must be upper-division which means courses numbered 300 or higher. BS students are not required to complete language courses but we do encourage them to help students integrate into our globalized world and workplace.