Degrees & Programs Offered
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Our department offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) or a Bachelor of Science degree (BS). The psychology major requirements are the same. Both degrees emphasize oral and written communication skills as well as critical thinking. The BA is a liberal arts degree that requires you to choose a minor and take at least two humanities classes.
The BS degree emphasizes mathematics and science. It is especially helpful for those applying to graduate schools which require a solid science background (ex. medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) However, the BA degree can also be supplemented with selected science and mathematics prerequisites. Neither degree is “better” than the other. If you are unsure, consult with the Undergraduate Advisor to discuss which choice is right for you.
PSY F470 Sensation and Perception (s)
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years
An integrated psychological and physiological approach to sensation, including the fundamental mechanisms of vision, hearing, taste, smell and movement. Emphasis will include theoretical models and systems of perception, and how they are influenced by cultural, developmental, hereditary, physiological, psychological and social factors. Meets core upper division writing/oral intensive requirements.
Have you chosen your minor? The very interdisciplinary nature of the College of Liberal Arts means that you have so many options when it comes to tailoring your degree program so that it is just right for you. Here are some minors that students have paired with a B.A. in Psychology:
Minor in Psychology
Graduate Degree Programs
The department does not have its own Ph.D. program. However, UAF has an Interdisciplinary (INDS) Ph.D. program. Students interested in pursuing research related to Psychology program.
Visit the UAF Graduate School for more information on the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.