Psychology B.A.

NOTE : The academic program requirements listed below for this accelerated program are based the student transferring in previous coursework and/or has already received an Associates Degree in Psychology. Questions, contact the Chair for this academic program.


General Educational Core Requirements40
Major Core Requirements51
Electives33
Total Units124

Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Requirements
PSYC-103Introduction to Psychology3
PSYD-265Intro to Statistical Methods3
Upper Division Requirements
PSYD-340Biological Psychology3
PSYD-367Writing and Research Skills3
PSYD-368Survey of Human Services3
PSYD-370Childhood and Adolescence3
PSYD-372Adulthood and Aging3
PSYD-373Psychology of the Family3
PSYD-375Understanding Research Design3
PSYD-420Behavior Modification3
PSYD-432Social/Cultural Psychology3
PSYD-434Group Dynamics3
PSYD-436Abnormal Psychology3
PSYD-449Cognitive Psychology3
PSYD-460Field Practicum3
PSYD-462Counseling Theories3
PSYD-477Psychology and Christianity3
Total Units51

Disclaimer: This sample Multi-Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Psychology or School for Professional Studies. 


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-110 Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I 3
ENGL-115 Foundations for College Writing II 3
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 1
PSYD-434 Group Dynamics 3
PSYD-375 Understanding Research Design 3
PSYD-436 Abnormal Psychology 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 2
PSYD-340 Biological Psychology 3
PSYD-449 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYD-462 Counseling Theories 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 3
PSYD-477 Psychology and Christianity 3
PSYD-460 Field Practicum 3
PSYD-420 Behavior Modification 3
 Units9
Year 1 Term 2
ENGL-230 Literary Perspectives 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
REML-PLHDSPS Religion Requirement 3
 Units9
Year 1 Term 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 1
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 2
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 3
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 1
PSYD-366 Survey of Human Behavior 3
PSYD-367 Writing and Research Skills 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 2
PSYD-368 Survey of Human Services 3
PSYD-370 Childhood and Adolescence 3
PSYD-372 Adulthood and Aging 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 3 Term 3
PSYD-265 Intro to Statistical Methods 3
PSYD-432 Social/Cultural Psychology 3
PSYD-373 Psychology of the Family 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
 Total Units123