Feb 26, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology, B.A./M.B.A.


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General Information for Psychology BA / MBA Program

The Psychology BA/MBA program is a multi-disciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Psychology and the School of Business. This program is designed to prepare Oswego psychology graduates for careers in business. At the conclusion of the program, the student will receive a BA in Psychology, a minor in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Admission for Psychology BA / MBA Program

Students should apply to the MBA program in the second semester of their junior year in order to continue in the combined program. Applicants to the MBA program must submit an application and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). Students in the combined program with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 will receive an academic warning and students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 for two semesters will be discontinued from the combined degree track and transferred into the regular BA Psychology four year program and the Business Administration minor program.

Degree Candidacy for Psychology BA / MBA Program

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy once they have completed 12 to 18 credit hours of graduate study. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The graduate director will conduct a review of the candidate’s academic performance to ensure these standards are upheld. Any credit hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture. Students not qualifying for candidacy in the MBA program will graduate with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration.

Transfer Credit for Psychology BA / MBA Program

Up to six credit hours of accredited and approved graduate work may be transferred from other accredited graduate programs of study. Only grades of ‘B’ or higher may be transferable into or out of another degree program.

Additional Information for Psychology BA/MBA Program

Students with weak writing or oral communication skills will be required to complete extra coursework in those areas. Students are encouraged to participate in internships through the Experience-Based Education Office. Credit for internships or CPA review coursework will appear on the student’s transcript, but may not be counted towards graduation in the student’s elective coursework.

Course Work for Psychology BA / MBA Program

Accepted students may take MBA 516  (International Business) and MBA 517  (Organization and Management: A Global Perspective) in their senior year. All other requirements for the regular MBA program remain the same for students enrolled in the combined degree program.

Psychology/MBA Five Year Combined Program (99 cr)


Graduate Requirements (36 cr)


Undergraduate Requirements* (63 cr)


  • ACC 201 • Accounting I
  • ACC 202 • Accounting II
  • BLW 355 • Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • FIN 325 • Corporate Finance
  • MGT 261 • Business Organization
  • MGT 310 • Operations Management
  • MKT 250 • Marketing Principles
  • CSC 102 • Business Information Systems and Computing Tool
  • ECO 101 • Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 200 • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • PSY 100 • Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 111 • Seminar in Psychological Science
  • PSY 280 • Analysis of Psychological Data
  • PSY 290 • Research Methods in Psychology
  •   Select either CSC 212 • Principles of Programming -OR- COG 212 Programming and Problem Solving
  •   Select one course from each of the Psychology Breadth Areas, at least 9 credits at the 300-level
  •   Select six credits at the 300- or 400-level from the Psychology Depth Areas,
  •     with at least 3 credits at the 400-level
  •   Select one Capstone course from the following, a thesis is produced as a result
  •     PSY 490H • Capstone Honors Research Seminar
  •     PSY 491 • Capstone Laboratory Research
  •     PSY 496 • Capstone Senior Thesis
  •     PSY 498 • Capstone Internship in Psychology

*Includes the Business Administration Minor (Option2)
Note: The psychology courses, PSY 100, 111, 280 and 290 must be taken sequentially and a grade of C- or better must be earned in each course before taking the next course. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all courses credited to the major. The Psychology Breadth and Depth Area course lists as well as all undergraduate course descriptions can be found in the online SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Catalog.

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