May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog (Revised Spring 2022) 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog (Revised Spring 2022)

Psychology, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA-PSY) major at Landmark College is designed to prepare students for graduate study or entry-level positions in community mental health, education, public affairs, health, human resources, and a range of non-profit careers. Students might also pursue employment counseling, grant development, business or sales positions, all of which benefit from the study of psychology. Consistent with American Psychological Association (APA) standards, students in this major explore psychology, neurodiversity, and learning. Students will develop research skills and apply concepts  to solving problems and improving the world around them. Experiential opportunities and internships are designed for students to grow as professionals through self-reflection, collaboration, and project management.

Upon completion of the BA-PSY students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of key concepts, theories, and perspectives in psychology and neurodiversity as well as the scope and limitations of the discipline.
  2. Demonstrate the cultural competence to engage with all forms of social diversity.
  3. Use the scientific mode of inquiry to design research and think critically about psychology information and phenomena.
  4. Write and communicate effectively using discourse practices of the psychology field.
  5. Demonstrate career-ready, professional habits of continual improvement through self-reflection, collaboration, and project management.

To earn the B.A. in Psychology degree, students must complete 121 credits:

  • 41 credits of major required courses
    • 21 major required credits
    • 20 major required credits that also count toward general education
  • 15 credits of “Individuals & Society Selected Topics”
  • 21 additional credits to complete the general education requirements 
  • 44 credits of open electives (15 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

Major Requirements: 41 credits

Foundation Knowledge:

Neurodiversity and Multicultural Understanding:


Math requirement must be fulfilled by major requirement.

Additional General Education Core Requirements: 21 credits

Math requirement must be fulfilled by major requirement.

Open Electives: 44 credits

  • 29 credits at any level
  • 15 credits 3000/4000 level