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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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To complete the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology, students must meet both the core curriculum and major requirements.


Core Curriculum - The Hamline Plan

The “Hamline Plan” refers to the core areas in which students must demonstrate learning. These areas include effective writing, speaking and presentation, collaboration, global citizenship, facility with diversity, reasoning, critical inquiry, practice of the liberal arts (LEAP), and study in four disciplinary areas: fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Students complete the Hamline Plan using a combination of transferred coursework and Hamline coursework.

All students must take the following course at Hamline:

Remaining Core Requirements

The Hamline Plan core areas are completed through a combination of transfer and Hamline coursework. The following list shows the total number of courses a student must complete in each core area, and indicates which requirements can be met by courses in the major. One course may meet requirements in more than one core area.​

  • Collaboration - one course (included in the major)
  • Critical Inquiry - one course (included in the major)
  • Diversity - two courses (included in the major)
  • Fine Arts - two courses
  • Global Citizenship - one course
  • Humanities - two courses
  • Liberal Education as Practice (LEAP) - one course (included in the major)
  • Natural Science - two courses, one must have a lab (one non-lab course included in the major)
  • Reasoning - one course (included in the major)
  • Social Science - two courses (included in the major)
  • Speaking - two courses (one course included in the major)
  • Writing - one course during each full year at Hamline, two or three courses total (two courses included in the major)

Psychology Major Requirements

Courses in the major may also fill Hamline Plan Core requirements. Core areas are designated below.

Program Prerequisite Course

This course is to be completed prior to beginning the program:

Psychology Electives (two courses)

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