Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

General

Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology offers a diverse curriculum that provides a broad-based education in many facets of human 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. Student learning objectives include the application of the scientific method, neuroscience relationship to behavior, and the application of ethical and humane treatment procedures in research projects.

Program Objectives

  • Explain principles of neuroscience as they relate to behavior.
  • Identify what constitutes the application of ethical and humane treatment procedures as they relate to human behavior.
  • Develop writing research skills in the field of psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of APA format and writing in the field of psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of how statistics and the scientific method are used in the field.

Skills you will develop

  • Expertise in human behavior and helping people personally and professionally.
  • Having a positive influence and developing people in their work and their lives.
  • Being a facilitator of change and self-motivation in others.
  • Master abstract reasoning, flexibility, creativity, judgment, and logical problem solving.
  • Having an open-minded approach to handle people’s situations with critical thinking.

Curriculum

  • Bachelor of Arts (121 Total Credits)
  • General Education Requirements (37 credits)

LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Major Courses

  • Introduction to Cognitive Development
  • Introduction to Experimental Psychology
  • Careers and Writing in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Exceptionality
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Major Courses

  • Concepts of Clinical and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Principles of Learning
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Research Methods
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
  • Death and Dying
  • Marriage and Family
  • Health Psychology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Theory, Application, and Evaluation of Tests
  • Sports Psychology
  • Positive Psychology

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Workforce Diversity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intermediate Statistics

*Some courses are subject to change according to Keiser University’s internal policies.

Department Chair

Professor

Kenia Halleck, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, California.

M.A., Latin American Cultural Studies, University of California, California.

B.A. in Literature, University of California, California.

Our Faculty

The Latin American Campus of Keiser University has a roster of qualified faculty with Ph.D. and Master degree from prestigious universities in the U.S. and Europe who in addition to being student-centered, have extensive teaching experience.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

Founded in 1977, Keiser University is Florida’s second largest independent private not-for-profit university serving more than 20,000 students earning doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates degr ... Read More

Founded in 1977, Keiser University is Florida’s second largest independent private not-for-profit university serving more than 20,000 students earning doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates degrees in more than 90 career fields. Read less