Psychology Major/Minor

Students may major (generally 39 credit hours) or a minor (generally 21 credit hours) in psychology. Students majoring in psychology earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students may also double-major in psychology and another discipline, or a combined major in psychology and another discipline. To complete a double major, a student must complete, independently, all of the requirements for each major. A combined major allows a student to re-allocate the credit hours necessary to complete a major in one discipline and a minor in another (about 60 credit hours) in a more balanced manner. By allocating about 30 credit hours to each discipline in a combined major, a student covers the core material in each field and is able to pursue graduate studies in either discipline, or in a field that is associated with both disciplines. For example, students who have completed the sociology-psychology combined major have had great success pursuing a career in social work. The Department of Psychology offers combined majors in conjunction with the programs in anthropology, criminology, philosophy, political science and sociology. Students wishing to pursue a double major in a combined major should consult their academice adviser.

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The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum.  Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.  

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