Studying research and human behavior helps prepare you for careers as diverse as education, business, and law enforcement.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to offer small classes and balanced coursework. The curriculum provides a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences, research skills, and the understanding of human behavior.
Within the psychology program, you will study how human behavior changes from infancy through old age. You will learn how to critically evaluate research often reported in the popular media, and you will be introduced to research techniques such as survey construction and systematic observation, which are useful in the workplace. Specific areas of human behavior such as behavior disorders, counseling techniques, and forensic psychology are examined through a choice of psychology electives.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
- Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
General Education Electives - 12 cr.
Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr.
Open Electives - 39 cr.EC 350 - Career TransitionsENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing IENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing IILST 305 - Applied Research MethodsMTH 126 - Applied StatisticsPSY 100 - General PsychologyPSY 200 - Childhood and Adolescent PsychologyPSY 203 - Adulthood and AgingPSY 220 - Psychological PerspectivesPSY 310 - Abnormal PsychologyPSY 322 - Biological PsychologyPSY 345 - Cognitive PsychologyPSY 350 - History and Systems of PsychologyPSY 489 - Senior Thesis IPSY 490 - Senior Thesis IISOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits
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