Sep 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

Psychology, B.A.

Julia S. Omarzu, Ph.D., Chair 

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 36 credits
General Electives 45-48 credits

Student Learning Outcomes - Psychology

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of psychological concepts & theories
  2. Exercise critical thinking skills applied to scientific methods relevant to psychology.
  3. Apply ethical standards to evaluate science/practice
  4. Demonstrate scientific writing, using APA style.
  5. Deliver effective presentations of information.
  6. Apply psychology to career goals

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in Psychology (B.A.):

To be eligible for admission to the psychology major students must receive a grade of C- or better in both L.PSY 101  and a foundational QR mathematics course. A 2.00 GPA in psychology courses completed at Loras College is required for a major. To maintain adequate progress toward a psychology major, we strongly recommend that psychology majors do the following: Take L.PSY 101  and L.PSY 121  during the first year; L.PSY 201 , L.PSY 211 , L.PSY 212  and L.PSY 231  in the second year and no later than the junior year; L.PSY 301  and L.PSY 344  during the junior year; and L.PSY 490  during the senior year.

Please Note:

Students seeking to add psychology as a second major to an existing major may substitute the statistics and research methods sequence from their first major for L.PSY 211  and L.PSY 212 . Students need permission of the Chair of the Division of Teacher Education and Behavioral Sciences to take L.PSY 211 , L.PSY 212 , or L.PSY 490  at another institution. Majors pursuing a semester away from Loras College (e.g. study abroad) may schedule this semester any time from the second semester of the sophomore year to the second semester of the senior year; these students should consult with a psychology advisor to adjust their schedules accordingly. Career plans for psychology majors may include graduate school, business and industry (a business minor is strongly recommended), medical school, law school, teaching, or semiprofessional positions in a psychological setting or closely related fields.