The Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences has a large number of students who have decided that a B.A. in Psychology will provide them with the liberal arts preparation they desire. Many of these students will go on to pursue a graduate degree in some area of psychology (clinical, counseling, industrial, experimental, or some other area). Others will seek an advanced graduate or professional degree in another field (law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, social work, business, or other fields). And there are those who will decide not continue their education beyond the bachelor's level. Not to worry, there are many jobs out there for graduates who have a B.A. degree in psychology, a strong liberal arts background, and marketable skills.
Bachelor of Arts Curriculum
The B.A. in Psychology consists of a 120 semester-hour curriculum that provides students with the fundamentals of psychology necessary to continue their studies in psychological and behavioral sciences at the graduate level, or to move begin a number of rewarding careers.
Pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree requires undergraduate admission to Louisiana Tech University. As a selective admissions university, Louisiana Tech maintains minimum requirements for admission. As these requirements vary depending upon your circumstances you should consult the Louisiana Tech University admissions website for more detailed information on admission requirements.
Students transferring to Louisiana Tech University may apply undergraduate coursework from other universities towards a degree at Louisiana Tech. For more information on transfer credit please see the admission's transfer admission page or contact the department office.
Comprehensive Exit Examination
Undergraduate students are required to take a comprehensive exit examination prior to graduation.
If you plan on graduating at the conclusion of the coming quarter you must register for graduation.