Pre-Psychology, B.A.

Students Enrolling as Freshmen

Incoming first-year students are admitted as “Pre-PSY majors.” Students will be admitted into the PSY major when they have achieved the following:

Completed the following PSY/NSC courses, with a grade of "C" or better:
Required Courses
PSY 1101New Student Experience in Psychology and Neuroscience 11
Of the following required courses, six hours must be taken at Baylor University. 2
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior3
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience3
PSY 2402Statistics4
Additional Requirements
Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 in no fewer than 40 hours attempted at Baylor University. Transfer hours and grades are not considered in meeting these requirements.
All students will be evaluated at the conclusion of the summer, fall or spring term in which 40 hours is surpassed. Students failing to meet these requirements for promotion at that time will be ineligible to continue in the BA PSY major.
Total Hours11
1

Students who completed another New Student Experience course can petition to allow that course to substitute for PSY 1101 New Student Experience in Psychology and Neuroscience.

2

Transfer or AP credit cannot be used to complete these six hour requirements for promotion, although they may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Students Enrolling as Transfers

Students transferring from another institution may select Pre-PSY (BA) as a major. Transfer students must complete the pre-major requirements within their first 30 hours attempted at Baylor University and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25. Application for a change of major should be made with the student's Academic Advisor. 

Students wishing to transfer to BA PSY from another major at Baylor must have completed the pre-major requirements, must have an overall GPA of 2.50, and must do so before 60 hours are attempted at Baylor University. Upon successful application, such students will be admitted directly to the BA PSY major. Application for a Change of Major should be made with the student's Academic Advisor.

Completed the following PSY/NSC courses, with a grade of C or better:
Required Courses
Of the following required courses, six hours must be taken at Baylor University. 1, 2
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior3
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience3
PSY 2402Statistics4
Total Hours10
1

Transfer or AP credit cannot be used to complete these six hour requirements for promotion, although they may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

2

PSY 1101 is waived for transfer students.