B.A. in Psychology

Core courses include Child Development, Research Methods, Psychology and Deaf People, and Social Psychology as well as elective courses in areas such as clinical psychology, experimental foundations, developmental, socio-cultural psychology, and practicum (field work experience). This curriculum provides a breadth and depth of coverage in the field that allows students to pursue a variety of career objectives.

For those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields of psychology, click here for external programs. You may also click here to learn more about Gallaudet's graduate programs in clinical and school psychology.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements


General Studies


Pre-Major Courses


Major and Related Courses


Free Elective Courses




Requirements for a Major in Psychology

Students wishing to declare a Psychology major must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and completed PSY 201 and GSR 150 or equivalent with a "C" or better.  To continue in the Psychology major, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in major courses.

Required pre-major courses 3 hours

PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Required courses 31 hours

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology I (3)
BIO 103 Introduction to Biology Laboratory I (1)
BIO 105 Introduction to Human Biology (4)

PSY 311 Development I: Child Psychology (3)
PSY 321 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 324 Cognition (3)
PSY 331 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY 332 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY 358 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 410 Psychology and Deaf People (3)
PSY 450 Internship Seminar (3)
PSY 451 Internship I (3)

Elective Psychology courses 18 hours

Choose six courses:
COU 330 Introduction to Careers in School and Rehabilitation Counseling with Deaf People (3)
PSY 313 Development II Adolescence (3)
PSY 315 Development III Adulthood and Aging (3)
PSY 317 Health Psychology (3)
PSY 319 Psychology of Exceptional Children (3)
PSY 411 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSY 424 Neuropsychology (3)
PSY 434 Methods of Therapy (3)
PSY 441 Learning Theories and Applications (3)
PSY 445 Field and Observational Studies of Human and Animal Behavior (3)
PSY 447 Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
PSY 448 Psycholinguistics (3)
PSY 452 Psychology Internship II (3)
PSY 453 Psychology Internship III (3)
PSY 454 Psychology Internship IV (3)
PSY 456 Gender Psychology (3)
PSY 457 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
PSY 460 Multicultural Psychology (3)
PSY 481H History and Systems in Psychology (3)
PSY 486H Honors Seminar: Current Issues in Psychology (3)
PSY 495 Special Topics (1-3)
PSY 499 Independent Study (1-3)

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