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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major, B.A. (Health Professions Concentration)

Department Information

Department of Psychology
PO Box 70649
Phone: (423) 439-4424
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/psychology

The primary goals of the Department of Psychology are to encourage and support the scientific investigation of behavior and mental processes. The department’s undergraduate curriculum provides general and intensive courses of study within psychology, with concentrations in general psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, and health professions. All programs of study provide a well-rounded education within psychology, both for students interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate employment in psychological and human service related professions, and for students interested in pursuing postgraduate study in psychology and related fields. The Health Professions concentration prepares students for medical school applications. 

In addition to the requirements listed, a student majoring in psychology must complete requirements for the General Education Core and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for the B.A. or B.S., listed in this catalog under the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are expected to read the catalog to determine requirements for the degree they are seeking. Students are responsible for knowing the program requirements.


Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website (https://www.etsu.edu/cas/case/) or call (423) 439-5602.

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in psychology should contact a CASE advisor for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

Graduate Study

The Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in psychology with concentrations in clinical psychology and experimental psychology. Further information on graduate programs is provided in the Graduate Catalog. 

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requriement 75-78 credits
     Major Core    (32 credits)
     Concentration    (43-46 credits)
Free Electives 0-4 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: PSYC-BA (HEAP)  

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education courses:

Total Requirements for Psychology Major: 75-78 credits

Grade Requirement: No grade of C- or below will be accepted in the Psychology major courses that begin with the PSYC prefix.

Psychology Major Core Requirement: 32 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 0-4 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view the Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Students completing the Health Professions concentration may meet most of the requirements sufficient for the Biology Minor .