Keiser University

Psychology, BA (Psych)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology offers a diverse curriculum that provides a broad-based education in many facets of behavior, mental processes, communication, research, and writing. Courses include forensics, sports and positive psychology, as well as the traditional courses needed to prepare students for graduate studies. Students may select from four tracks/concentrations within the major (Human Services, Developmental Psychology, Health Care/Fitness, and Business). Student learning objectives include the application of scientific method and the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Apply the scientific method to psychological research.
  • Identify what constitutes ethical treatment of human and animal subjects in research.
  • Develop and understanding of APA format and writing in the field of psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of how statistical tests are commonly used in psychological research.
  • Analyze human behavior and mental processes.
  • Explain theories of development throughout the lifespan.
  • Evaluate theories of personality.
  • Understand applied psychological approaches for health, marriage and family, sports, and industrial psychology.
  • Explain basic concepts of clinical and counseling psychology.
  • Explain processes of learning and cognition.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, students must earn a total of 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Upper Division Psychology Courses (12.0 credit hours)
Concepts of Clinical and Counseling Psychology3.0 credit hours
Research Methods3.0 credit hours
Child Psychology3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology3.0 credit hours
Human Services Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Marriage and Family3.0 credit hours
Forensic Psychology3.0 credit hours
Theory, Application and Evaluation of Tests3.0 credit hours
Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict3.0 credit hours
Death and Dying3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship I3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship II3.0 credit hours
Developmental Psychology Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Human Exceptionality3.0 credit hours
Adolescent Psychology3.0 credit hours
Psychology of Adult Development and Aging3.0 credit hours
Principles of Learning3.0 credit hours
Sport Psychology3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology3.0 credit hours
Psychological Studies Capstone Course3.0 credit hours
Healthcare and Fitness Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Addictive Behaviors3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Neuroscience3.0 credit hours
Coaching and Team Building3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship I3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship II3.0 credit hours
Sport Psychology3.0 credit hours
Business Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict3.0 credit hours
Managing Diversity3.0 credit hours
Performance Management3.0 credit hours
Industrial/Organizational Psychology3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology3.0 credit hours
Sociology of the Urban Community3.0 credit hours
Psychological Studies Capstone Course3.0 credit hours


Lower Division Psychology Courses (18.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Cognitive Development3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Experimental Psychology3.0 credit hours
Careers and Writing in Psychology3.0 credit hours
Social Psychology3.0 credit hours
Abnormal Psychology3.0 credit hours
Psychology of Personality3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )

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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

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