The Department of Psychology at Southern Miss Gulf Coast offers both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the undergraduate level. The distinction between the two being that students seeking a BA in Psychology must take 9 hours of one foreign language, while students seeking a BS in Psychology must take 9 hours of additional general electives. All other requirements are identical for both programs.
Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for your catalog year for additional useful information.
Bachelor of Arts degree plan (PDF)
Bachelor of Science degree plan (PDF)
The psychology major at Souther Miss Gulf Coast is based on the assumption that all psychology majors are expected to learn general areas of knowledge and skills. Operating withing a liberal arts tradition, the Psychology BS/BA program introduces students to the content and methods of psychological science wthile providing strong training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking. Student learning outcomes follow the recommendations of the American Psychological Association for undergraduate programs (APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, 2007) and include the following: