The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology involves students in a wide-ranging and intensive exploration of the self.

Students investigate the nature and causes of human experience and human behavior, and study pathways and obstacles to living meaningful and fulfilling lives. Psychology as an academic discipline is a valuable approach to enriching and deepening each individual’s life.

The psychology major involves both more traditional perspectives in psychology: Behaviorist, Psychoanalytic, Social, Biological, Experimental, Developmental and Cognitive; as well as the less traditional: Humanistic, Transpersonal and Eco- Psychological. Advisors assist students in determining the appropriate curriculum based on individual plans.

Students are encouraged to engage in internships and to conduct their own research, as well as to present at regionals.

The Psychology Degree Online website provides a scholarship resource for undergraduate and recently graduated psychology students.

Ask a question:

Christina M. Frederick
Psychology Program Chair
cfrederick@sierranevada.edu
775-831-1314 x7460

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology
Humanities Requirements Credits
HUMN 110 Introduction to Humanities 3
PHIL 101 or HUMN 210 Introduction to Philosophy or World Religions 3
ENGL 381 Language, Thought, and Culture 3
Total 9
Psychology Requirements Credits
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 202 Human Development 3
PSYC 240 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 291 Introduction to APA Style 2
PSYC 322 Counseling and Clinical Psychology 3
PSYC 325 Neuroscience 3
PSYC 370 Learning and Cognition 3
PSYC 371 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 415 Research Methods 4
PSYC 445 Experimental Psychology 4
PSYC 450 Capstone Psychology 3
PSYC 480 Sensation and Perception 3
HUMN 493 Senior Project 3
MATH 251 Statistics 4
Total 44
Total Humanities Breadth Requirements 9
General Education Core Requirements 30
Psychology Requirements 44
Electives 37
  Total 120