Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Undergraduate Admissions


The Chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department is Dr. Ruth Truss. You may contact Dr. Truss by clicking onto this address:

Students transferring from Alabama community colleges may complete Areas I-V of the STARS Guide for Psychology and have all of those courses count towards completion of the major.  Transfer students seeking to select courses that most closely match degree programs in Psychology at Montevallo should choose the following Alabama community college course options from Areas I-V of the AGSC Guide.     A maximum of sixty-four hours of credit will transfer from a two-year college.

Area I - Written Composition
(Six semester hours)

ENG 101-102 - Written Composition I & II


Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts
(Eighteen semester hours)

Select a sequence of Literature courses from among:

ENG 251-252 - American Literature I & II
ENG 261-262 - English Literature I & II
ENG 271-272 - World Literature I & II

Select either SPH 106 or SPH 107

Select three courses from among:

ART 100 - Art Appreciation
ART 203 - Art History I
FRN 101 - Introductory French I
FRN 102 - Introductory French II
FRN 201 - Intermediate French I
FRN 202 - Intermediate French II
GRN 101 - Introductory German I
GRN 102 - Introductory German II
HUM 130 - Mankind and His Art
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation
PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 - Ethics and Society
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre
*At least one of the three must be a fine arts course.  A maximum of two of the three may be fine arts courses.


Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics
(Eleven semester hours)

Select two 4-semester hour science courses from among:

Physical Science

Select MATH 110 - Finite Mathematics


Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences
(Twelve semester hours)

Select a sequence of history courses from among:

HIS 101-102 - History of Western Civilization I & II
HIS 121-122 - World History I & II
HIS 201-202 - U. S. History I & II

Select one additional Social Science course from among:

ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 100 - World Regional Geography
POL 211 - American National Government
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology


Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, & Elective Courses

Select a computer course from among:

CIS 130 - Introduction to Information Systems
CIS 146 - Microcomputer Applications
CIS 191 - Introduction to Computer Science

Select PSY 200 - General Psychology
Select PSY 210 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Select HED 226 - Concepts of Wellness or
HED 221 - Personal Health

(Students seeking a B.S. Degree)
Select 7 semester hours in Math/Science electives

(Students seeking a B.A. Degree)
Select a sequence of a freshman-level foreign language
Select a sequence of a sophomore-level foreign language


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