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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:

Lower Division Psychology Courses (18.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Cognitive Development 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Experimental Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Careers and Writing in Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Social Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Abnormal Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Psychology of Personality 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Psychology Courses (12.0 credit hours)
Concepts of Clinical and Counseling Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
Child Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Health Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Human Services Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Marriage and Family 3.0 credit hours
Forensic Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Theory, Application and Evaluation of Tests 3.0 credit hours
Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict 3.0 credit hours
Death and Dying 3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship I 3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship II 3.0 credit hours
Developmental Psychology Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Human Exceptionality 3.0 credit hours
Adolescent Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Psychology of Adult Development and Aging 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Learning 3.0 credit hours
Sport Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Psychological Studies Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare and Fitness Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Addictive Behaviors 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Neuroscience 3.0 credit hours
Coaching and Team Building 3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship I 3.0 credit hours
Psychology Internship II 3.0 credit hours
Sport Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Business Concentration ( 21.0 credit hours )
Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict 3.0 credit hours
Managing Diversity 3.0 credit hours
Performance Management 3.0 credit hours
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Positive Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology of the Urban Community 3.0 credit hours
Psychological Studies Capstone Course 3.0 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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