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Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Psychology. The bachelor’s degree emphasizes the empirical study of human behavior and is structured around a comprehensive core curriculum that can lead to additional training in biological psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, cross-cultural psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and social psychology.

Department Honors

The Department of Psychology awards Honors in Psychology to certain of its outstanding students and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection of students for honors designation is based on a student’s academic performance and recommendation by the faculty in the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in Psychology at UTSA. The minimum grade point averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the department faculty. Students applying for Honors in Psychology are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during their final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor and another departmental faculty member.

Students interested in this program should contact their faculty advisors for additional information.

Degrees and Minors

Course Descriptions