Bachelor of Art in Psychology

Description of Major: Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It develops theories and discovers laws to understand, explain, predict, and change behavior.

 

Student Learning Outcomes: Students in psychology will develop the ability to express themselves in oral and written form and to think critically about human behavior, including causes, development, and outcomes. Also, students will gain a greater self-awareness, an understanding of others, and some fundamental skills relevant to behavior change.

 

Degree Preparation: The degree prepares students to enter graduate school in psychology and other relevant areas (for example, Industrial Organization, School/Community, Child, Social, Health Psychology, Counseling, Clinical social work, Occupational Therapy, Sport Psychology, Law, Divinity, and Criminal Justice.) Psychology majors go on to a variety of careers, including mental health clinics, crisis centers, substance abuse programs, social work agencies, eldercare facilities, human resources and personnel departments, criminal justice facilities, and the educational system.


Curriculum

General Education Courses

Psychology Major Requirements: 36 credits

PSY 153 - Intro to Psychology - 4 credits
PSY 201 - Psychology Cornerstone - 1 credit
PSY 315 - Abnormal Psychology - 4 credits
PSY 494 - Statistics & Stat. Software for Behavioral Science -  4 credits
PSY 496 - Research Methods & Senior Thesis - 4 credits
PSY 498 - Senior Survey in Psychology - 3 credits

Psychology Elective Requirements: 16 total credits from the following

PSY 370 - Psychology of Human Sexuality - 3 credits
PSY 401 - Social Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 405 - Industrial / Organizational Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 465 - Sport & Health Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 380 - Military Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 450 - Clinical & Counseling Psychology - 4 credits