Psychology (BA from AS in General Studies)

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BA degree in Psychology with the AS in General Studies while best satisfying Marymount University’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements.

A full description of MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements is available here. Please click here for more information about NOVA courses that fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.

Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. It is also imperative that you meet with your Marymount advisor for Marymount's program and graduation requirements. For more information about the BA in Psychology, please contact the School of Education and Human Services at or 703-284-1620.

Below is a two-year pathway from NOVA. 
NOVA Course & Title Credits MU Notes or Equivalents MU Core &/or Major Req.
1st Semester (14 credits)
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 EN 101 Composition I Written Communication  (WR)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 IT 11o Information Technology in the Global Age  
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3 MA 901 Mathematics Elective Mathematics (MT)
Physical or Life Science with Lab Elective (recommended: BIO 101 General Biology I) 4 BIO 151 General Biology I + BIO 151L General Biology Lab/See Liberal Arts Core courses here Natural Science (NS)
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 (no MU credit awarded)  
2nd Semester (16 credits)
CST Elective 3 CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 EN 102 Composition II Written Communication (WR)
HIS Elective (HIS 101, 102, 111, or 112) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory History (HI-1)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (recommended: PHI 101 or 102) 3 PH 100 Introduction to Philosophy/See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Philosophy (PH-1)
Physical or Life Science Lab Elective 4 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Natural Science (NS)
3rd Semester (15 credits)
General Elective (recommended: ENG 200-level literature course) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Literature (LT-1)
General Elective (recommended: PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 PSY 101 General Psychology Introductory Social Science (SS-1)/Major
General Elective (recommended: PSY 230 Developmental Psychology) 3 PSY 110 Human Growth and Development Introductory Social Science (SS-1)/Major
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (recommended: PHI 220 Ethics) 3 PH 309 Ethical Theory Philosophical Ethics (PH-E)
Social Science Elective (recommended: SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 SOC 131 Principles of Sociology Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
4th Semester (15 credits)
General Elective (recommended: PSY 213 Statistics for Behaviorial Sciences) 3 PSY 201 Statistics for the Social Sciences Major
General Elective (recommended: PSY 216 Social Psychology) 3 PSY 220 Social Psychology Major
General Elective (recommended: REL course) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Advanced Theology and Religious Studies (TRS-2)
General Elective (recommended: ART course) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Fine Arts (FNA)
Social Science Elective (recommended: PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology) 3 PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology Advanced Social Science (SS-2)/Major

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