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Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

This flexible program provides a strong foundation in psychology and encourages students to cultivate their own interests. Challenging courses, dedicated research facilities, supportive faculty and a computer lab help students prepare for futures that include advanced study or careers in the social sciences, human services, research, business, and other professions. Students may participate in internships and/or research projects to complement their program. Creative thinking and intellectual independence are encouraged.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete forty-four (44) credit hours of psychology coursework, including four required "core" courses (16 credits total) and various electives (28 credits total). Specifically:

 

PSYCHOLOGY Core

All students must complete each of

the following:

PSY 101S General                               4

PSY 200 Psychological Tools: Understanding

        Psychological Research                 4

PSY 400 Research Methods in Psychology         4

PSY 484 Senior Seminar or

PSY 499 Senior Thesis                          4

 

Subtotal:                                     16

 

Electives (28 Credits)

 

Students must select at least two courses (8 credits) from each of the following lists. At least one selection from each list must be a 300- or 400-level course. 

 

Theory & Research (8 credits)                 

PSY 208 Social Psychology   

PSY 211 Psychology of Learning

PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 225S Child and Adolescent Development

PSY 226 Adulthood and Aging

PSY 259 Evolutionary Psychology

PSY 302 Sensation and Perception

PSY 303 History of Psychology

PSY 314 Cognitive Psychology

PSY 315 Physiological Psychology

PSY 333 Family Theory and Research 

PSY 350 Personality Theory and Research        

 

Applied Psychology and Counseling (8 credits) 

PSY 104S Parenting the Young Child

PSY 235 Introduction to Counseling

PSY 237S Career Counseling

PSY 245 Sports Psychology

PSY 317 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 327 Diversity and Multiculturalism

PSY 329 Child & Family Counseling &

        Psychopathology

PSY 360 Group Psychotherapy

PSY 435 Psychotherapeutic Methods

PSY 440 Psychology and Law

PSY 455 Crisis Intervention and Stabilization  

 

Subtotal:                                      16

 

Twelve (12) additional elective credits

in Psychology                                  12

 

Subtotal:                                      28

 

Total credits for the Major:                   44

 

Additional Requirements

 

All Psychology majors are also required to

take a statistics course.                       4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
One year of one foreign language at the college level or two years of one foreign language at the high school level.

Total Credits                                    0-8

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the  General Education Requirements 
in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE             128

 

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR 

PSY 101S General Psychology                         4

Sixteen credits of Psychology electives            16

 

Total credits for the Minor:                       20

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