BA in Psychology

Psychology Program Overview

Our online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program provides a broad foundation of psychological science knowledge and emphasizes vital written communication and research skills that can inform and assist you in helping professions and beyond.

Through this intensive online program, you’ll develop the ability to reason about empirical research, write strong, cohesive arguments, and think critically regarding both the theoretical and applied aspects of psychology. With the skills, knowledge, and experience you’ll gain in this program, you can become more competitive in the professional arena.

Upon successful completion of the BA in psychology program, you’ll receive the same distinguished degree as campus-based graduates and be poised to excel in a diverse range of professional roles. If work and family responsibilities take up a large part of your daily schedule, you may find this flexible online program is best suited to your needs.

Program Rankings

  • #19 for Most Affordable Online Psychology Degree by STEPS.
  • #11 for Top Online Bachelor of Psychology Degree Programs by TopCounselingSchools.org.
  • #16 for Best Online Psychology Degrees by OnlineU.

Alumni Pathways 

As a graduate of our online BA in psychology program, you’ll be poised to continue your education and pursue a career in psychology. However, the foundational knowledge you’ll gain in our program, particularly the communication, research, and critical-thinking skills, are highly sought after in a variety of industries.  

Below are a just a few of the businesses our BA in psychology alumni work for: 

  • Dell 
  • AT&T
  • General Motors
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Edward Jones
  • USAA
  • Baylor Scott & White Health

Careers for BA in Psychology Graduates

An online BA in psychology from The University of Texas Permian Basin provides a solid base of knowledge that can help you thrive in numerous roles, including:

Psychology General Education

Students must complete 42 credits from the following areas of study to complete general education requirements: communication (ENGL 1301 & 1302); language, philosophy, and culture (3 credits - ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, COMM 1301, or PHIL 2300); American history (HIST 1301 & HIST 1302); political science (PLSC 2305 & PLSC 2306); life/physical science ( 8 credits - BIOL 1306/1106, BIOL 1308/1108 or A & P with lab, and a second life/physical science with lab); mathematics (MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332, or MATH 2412); creative arts (ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306, or MUSI 1301); social/behavioral science (SOCI 1301, ECON 2301, or ECON 2302); COMM 1315; component area option ( 1 credit, if MATH is 3 credits - COMM 1115 or ENGL 2323).

Courses
Duration
Credits
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
16 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
16 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Restoration and late 18th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2327 - American Literature to 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through 1865.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2328 - American Literature Since 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from 1865 to the present.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
COMM 1301 - Introduction to the Study of Communication
8 weeks
3
An introductory course that surveys the history, development, and future directions of the field of communication. Equal emphasis is placed on understanding application of theory to everyday situations and learning introductory approaches to research.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
PHIL 2300 - Introduction to Philosophy
N/A
3
This is an introduction to philosophical thinkers, ideas, and methods and fulfills core course requirements. The course addresses the basics of informal and formal logic - briefly, epistemology (the first philosophy according to Descartes) or theories of knowledge, metaphysics, questions of religion, and ethics (distinguished clearly from morals). Philosophy deals with the “big questions” and is the foundation of all academic disciplines.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1306 - General Biology I
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the biological sciences, with emphasis on the structure, function, and physiology of the cell: genetics, and bioenergetics. The first of the two semester freshman biology sequence for Biology majors and minors, and all disciplines that require the majors Biology sequence, although students of all majors may take it to fulfill general education science requirements.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1106 - General Biology I Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in the biological sciences, directed toward the structure and function of the cell.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1308 - Biology for Non-Science Majors
8 weeks
3
A survey of the fundamental principles that apply to living organisms. These include cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, and ecology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1108 - Biology for Non Science Majors Laboratory
8 weeks
1
The laboratory will provide practical and interactive experiments and demonstrations of concepts covered in BIOL 1308.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
16 weeks
4
Study of quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025
MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
8 weeks
3
Mathematics for modeling in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include algebra, linear equations in two variables, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Other topics are chosen by the instructor. Course emphasizes application to social science and economics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics I
16 weeks
3
Modern applications of mathematics including graph theory, optimization, data organization, and social decision models.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024
MATH 2412 - Precalculus
16 weeks
4
College algebra (sets, functions, relations, logic), trigonometry (circular functions, logarithms, and exponential functions), and analytic geometry (standard form conic sections).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: N/A
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
8 weeks
3
The study of art, its role in society, the creative process, and standards of artistic judgment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
8 weeks
3
A non-technical survey course designed for the intelligent appreciation of Western and non-Western music styles represented throughout history. Recordings, videos, and live performance help illustrate the influence of music within the various fine arts.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1301 - Jazz, Pop & Rock
8 weeks
3
Historical introduction to jazz and the American popular song, including rock and roll.
Prerequisites: MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation MUSI 1311 - Music Theory and Aural Skills I
Semesters Offered: N/A
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
8 weeks
3
A description of major economic problems facing modern societies is presented together with how the capitalistic market system addresses these issues. The emphasis is on macroeconomics theory and practice.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required.
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2024
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
COMM 1115 - Communication Lab
8 weeks
1
Practical activities across the sub-disciplines of the field of communication.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Fall A 2025
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025
Required Core

13 credits minimum (5 courses).

Courses
Duration
Credits
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Summer B 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring A 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Summer B 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Fall A 2026 Fall B 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring A 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Summer B 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Fall A 2027 Fall B 2027 2028 Fall B 2028
PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
16 weeks
3
Measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, and hypotheses testing, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to research in the behavioral sciences and education.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 3304 - Psychological Research Methods
16 weeks
3
Introduction to the planning and execution of psychological research.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 3104 - Psychological Research Project
16 weeks
1
This is a research and statistics course that should be taken concurrently with PSYC 3404. Students will collect and analyze data using SPSS.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 4393 - Senior Seminar
16 weeks
3
A capstone course that provides an in-depth examination of contemporary issues in psychology. Course topics (i.e., social, clinical, developmental, cognitive, or controversial topics in psychology) and assignments may vary. This course is writing intensive. The seminar format requires that students make regular and substantial contributions to the course, analyze, evaluate, and integrate the empirical research findings.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics PSYC 3304 - Psychological Research Methods PSYC 3104 - Psychological Research Project
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
Required Courses Within Pairs of Courses

15 credits (5 courses). Each student is required to take at least one course from five pairs of courses: PSYC 3303 or PSYC 4311; PSYC 3311 or PSYC 4306; PSYC 3321 or PSYC 4351; PSYC 4307 or PSYC 3344; PSYC 4302 or PSYC 4304. PSYC 1301 is a prerequisite for all upper-level PSYC courses.

Courses
Duration
Credits
PSYC 3303 - Principles of Learning
16 weeks
3
Major research results of classical and instrumental conditioning in animals and humans. Verbal learning, concept learning, problem solving and memory in humans will also be reviewed.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
PSYC 4311 - Cognitive Psychology
16 weeks
3
Research and theories of cognitive processes, including concept learning, problem solving, memory, attention, and language development and maintenance.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 3311 - Social Psychology
8 weeks
3
Interrelationships between individuals and their social environment, considering social influences upon motivation, perception, behavior and development, and change of attitudes and opinion.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024 Summer B 2025 Summer B 2026 Summer B 2027
PSYC 4306 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
8 weeks
3
Applications of psychological principles to industrial problems such as personnel selection and appraisal, employee motivation and satisfaction, and the influence of organizations on behavior.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Fall A 2024 Summer A 2025 Fall A 2025 Summer A 2026 Fall A 2026 Summer A 2027 Fall A 2027
PSYC 3321 - Introduction to Psychopathology
8 weeks
3
Variables involved in the development, maintenance, and treatment of a variety of behavior disorders.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Summer B 2024 Fall A 2024 Spring A 2025 Summer B 2025 Fall A 2025 Spring A 2026 Summer B 2026 Fall A 2026 Spring A 2027 Summer B 2027 Fall A 2027
PSYC 4351 - Tests and Measurements
16 weeks
3
Major personality and intelligence tests, emphasis upon their construction, administration, scoring and interpretation.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 4307 - Health Psychology
16 weeks
3
Examination of the role of behavioral science knowledge and techniques in understanding, assessing, testing and preventing medical-psychological and social problems.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
PSYC 3344 - Lifespan and Development
8 weeks
3
Examination of theories and research on biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality factors that affect individuals from infancy through old age.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Fall B 2025 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Fall B 2026 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027 Fall B 2027 2028 Fall B 2028
PSYC 4302 - History and Systems of Psychology
8 weeks
3
Major factors affecting the development of psychology as science of behavior, with emphasis upon philosophical roots of major psychological concepts.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2024 Fall A 2025 Fall A 2026 Fall A 2027
PSYC 4304 - Physiological Psychology
8 weeks
3
Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy. Variables that contribute to behavioral effects in the areas of sensation, perception, motivation, and learning.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring A 2025 Fall B 2025 Spring A 2026 Fall B 2026 Spring A 2027 Fall B 2027 2028 Fall B 2028
Electives

9 credits (3 courses). If the student completed extra courses under the "courses within pairs of courses" section, then the extra courses may be counted as an elective.

Courses
Duration
Credits
PSYC 3350 - Positive Psychology
8 weeks
3
This course will focus on psychological strengths and areas of personal growth among individuals, such as love, optimism, and self-efficacy.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Spring A 2025 Summer A 2025 Spring A 2026 Summer A 2026 Spring A 2027 Summer A 2027
PSYC 3386 - Human Sexuality
16 weeks
3
This course is designed to study the social nature of sexual expression. It examines the concepts that help frame questions about a wide range of sexual behaviors, attitudes and ideals.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4305 - Drugs and Behavior
8 weeks
3
This course explores the origins, categories, and treatments on mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders ranging from relatively mild stress and anxiety disorders to the more severe schizophrenias and organic mental disorders. This course is cross-listed with CCJO 4372 and SOCI4305. Prerequisites: N/A
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025 Spring B 2026 Summer B 2026 Spring B 2027 Summer B 2027
PSYC 4312 - Sensation & Perception
16 weeks
3
Study of the structures and functions of the sensory modalities within the environmental context, emphasizing perceptual issues and psychophysics.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 3341 - Child/Adolescent Psychology
16 weeks
3
Developmental aspects of physical, mental, social and emotional growth from prenatal through adolescent periods. Recommended: PSYC 1301.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4308 - Clinical Practice and Mental Health Therapy
16 weeks
3
An introduction to psychotherapy and mental health practices in clinical psychology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4320 - Psychology of Sports
16 weeks
3
Concepts in psychology as applied to an individual's involvement in sport and other forms of competitive physical activity. Emphasis on motivation, stress management, personality theory, performance enhancement and group dynamics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4341 - The Exceptional Child
16 weeks
3
This course presents the preservice teacher with a general overview of exceptionalities of children and youth to include characteristics, etiology, and educational programs and practices. Topics will also include historical and legislative events affecting special education and an overview of the special education process including referral, screening, assessment, and educational planning. A field experience is included.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3341 - Child/Adolescent Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 4345 - Language Development in Young Children
16 weeks
3
This course studies the nature of language and the acquisition of language by the young child. Topics included are: (1) language structure, (2) Sequence and process of the acquisition of language, (3) cognitive aspects of language acquisition and implementation, (4) social aspects of language in childhood, and (5) language variation.
Prerequisites: PSYC 3341 - Child/Adolescent Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 4355 - Psychology of Injury
16 weeks
3
Identification of the psychosocial factors related to the prevention of and recovery from athletic injuries and the development of counseling and referral skills needed when working with athletes and others in the sports medicine environment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4375 - Psychology and Law
16 weeks
3
Examines psychological theories relevant to the law and other forensic activities and their use in society.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4381 - Gender Studies
16 weeks
3
Survey of critical issues in social relations, mental health, and legal matters involving gender. Includes analysis of innate and environmental determinants of gender differences.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 3345 - Child Abuse and Neglect
16 weeks
3
The overall objective of this course is help students develop an understanding of the various forms of child abuse, identify the underlying causes of this multifaceted problem, and to appropriately identify the types of services that will benefit maltreated children and their families. The nature and impact of child maltreatment, the ways in which society prevents or responds to it, and the system of response to child maltreatment are addressed. The course will also cover the importance of promoting social and economic justice for children and ways to empower children and their parents through the helping process.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 4389 - Selected Topics
16 weeks
3
Undergraduate courses which will be offered only once or will be offered infrequently or which are being developed before a regular listing in the catalog. May be acceptable for graduate credit.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 4394 - Senior Honors Thesis
16 weeks
3
Students interested in graduate studies in psychology, or interested in testing specific research questions, will develop hypotheses, design, collect, analyze and disseminate research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students are encouraged to present their work at the annual undergraduate research symposium.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSY Minor

A minimum of 18 credits are required for the minor chosen in consultation with the major advisor, at least 12 credits of which must be junior/senior. Psychology majors cannot have a minor in Child and Family Studies.

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no PSY Minor courses available.

Admission Requirements

The SAT and ACT Exams are optional for the 2023-2024 school year. Test scores will be used as supporting documents to determine admission and scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Dual-credit high school courses must be included
  • Completed application

Use our transfer calculator to find out how your classes will transfer to UT Permian Basin and which classes will count toward your degree.

Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements

If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
  • Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
  • SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
  • Completed application

Official Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:

UT Permian Basin 
Office of Admissions 
4901 E. University Blvd. 
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission

High School Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No minimum score No minimum score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

Application Fee

The application fee is $40.

If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Faculty Bios

Clinical Teaching Specialist
Department of Psychology
rathbun_s@utpb.edu

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Contact Professor Rathbun with inquiries regarding the online psychology program.

Assistant Professor
Interim Department Chair
Graduate Program Head
Department of Psychology
chen_w@utpb.edu

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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Lecturer
Department of Psychology
collier_t@utpb.edu

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Professor
Department of Psychology
olson_j@utpb.edu

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Click here to read more about Dr. Olson and his experience with UT Permian Basin's psychology program.

Lecturer
Department of Psychology
piper_c@utpb.edu

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Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
vollet_j@utpb.edu

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Assistant Dean of Student Wellness and Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
ausmus_j@utpb.edu

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Clinical Visiting Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
rila_b@utpb.edu

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Administrative Assistant for Psychology & Social Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
perry_t@utpb.edu

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