Programs of Study in Psychology

Bachelor of Science: Major in Psychology

 

The psychology major emphasizes skills which are useful for the student interested in careers where knowledge of human behavior and mental processes are important. However, these skills are especially useful for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and related fields, or careers in mental health services. Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a discipline approved by their advisor and faculty from the chosen discipline. Course requirements are listed below.

 

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

PSY 1100 – Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 2750 – Integrated Statistics and Methodology for Social Science

3

PSY 3060 – Cultural Diversity

3

PSY 3300 – Biopsychology

3

PSY 4720 – Child Development OR

PSY 4740 – Adolescent Development OR

PSY 4780 – Lifespan Development

3

PSY 3080 – Psychology of Learning OR

PSY 4070 – Cognitive

3

PSY 4001 – Abnormal Psychology OR

PSY 4020 - Personality

3

PSY 4990 – Senior Seminar

3

 

PSY 2030 – Applied Statistics, PSY 3030 – Research Methods, and PSY 3060 – Cultural Diversity must be completed PRIOR to taking PSY 4990 – Senior Seminar.

 

 

Students interested in research or graduate study in Psychology should take the following electives:

PSY 3080 – Psychology of Learning

PSY 3310 – Social Psychology

PSY 3500 – History and Contemporary Issues

PSY 4050 – Experimental Psychology

PSY 4070 – Cognitive Psychology

PSY 4150 – Sensation and Perception

PSY 4970 – Independent Research

 

 

Students interested in counseling, mental health, or graduate study in counseling and/or social work should take the following electives:

PSY 3350 – Human Motivation

PSY 3410 – Mental Tests and Evaluative Techniques

PSY 4010 – Abnormal Psychology

PSY 4020 – Personality

PSY 4770 – Theories of Psychotherapy

PSY 4800 – Counseling Techniques

PSY 4850 – Practicum in Psychology

 

 

 

Minor in Psychology

 

A minor in Psychology consists of PSY 1100, PSY 2030, PSY 3030, PSY 3300, PSY 4010  or 4020, PSY 4070 or PSY 4080, and PSY 4720 or 4740 for a total of 21 hours.  Students may select from any other Psychology electives also.