Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Psychology major prepares students for graduate study as well as for careers where strong human services skills are necessary. Students may take approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) courses which are indicated with an asterisk (*) below. To earn the PLADC credential, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination. PLADC classes are only offered on campus due to State Licensing regulations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge base in psychology that includes key concepts, theories, findings and trends.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of research methods in psychology, including how to design studies and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Demonstrate the use of critical thinking skills, especially in the application of critical thinking to psychological issues.
  4. Demonstrate the ability and predisposition to apply psychology to relevant personal and social issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of psychology’s values, including but not limited to gaining comfort with ambiguity, considering evidence, and adhering to ethical principles in teaching, research, and practice.
  6. Demonstrate the use of technology to evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained from a variety of sources.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing using APA format, in presenting, and interpersonally.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural issues.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to use psychology to improve one’s self.
  10. Demonstrate how to develop a realistic plan for how psychology will inform one’s future career plans.

Core Classes:

  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 250 Human Growth and Development*
  • PSYC 305 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 320 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 330 Research Methods
  • PSYC 345 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 410 Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 440 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 431 Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • PSYC 450 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 495 Seminar in Psychology

Required Program Prerequisites:

  • CMIS 101 Information Systems Concepts and Applications
  • SOC 201 Principles of Sociology

Requirements for Psychology (Select 8):

  • BUS 373 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 380 Human Resources Management
  • BUS 381 Employee Training and Development
  • BUS 493 Leadership of Teams and Organizations
  • CJUS 110 Survey of Criminal Justice
  • CJUS 360 Criminology
  • CJUS 385 Victimology
  • CJUS 490 Comparative Justice and Human Services Systems
  • CJUS 491 International Field Experience
  • CMIS 300 Information Systems Management
  • CMIS 410 Web Page Development and Programming
  • CMIS 420 Database Development and Programming
  • EDUC 365 Child Abuse and Neglect Detection
  • EDUC 533 Classroom Management and Leadership**
  • EDUC 570 Attachment and the Defiant School Child**
  • HP 301 Analysis of Evil I
  • HP 302 Analysis of Evil II
  • PSYC 300 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSYC 380 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYC 420 Social Influence, Compliance, and Obedience
  • PSYC 441 Psychology Internship
  • PSYC 442 Psychology Internship
  • SOC 255 Diversity Issues in the United States
  • SOC 300 Contemporary Social Problems
  • SOC 340 The Family
  • SOWK 300 Professional Ethics *
  • SOWK 310 Techniques of Counseling*
  • SOWK 320 Assessment, Evaluation and Casework Management*
  • SOWK 330 Diversity Issues in Counseling*
  • SOWK 390 Group Work*
  • SOWK 410 Addictions*
  • SOWK 420 Medical & Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency*
  • SOWK 430 Field Work Practicum
  • SPED 500 Inclusionary Practices for Special Education**
  • SPED 540 Behavior Management**

*Approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) courses. To earn PLADC, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination.

**Graduate courses taken for the Bachelor degree will not count toward the Master’s degree program.

Careers:

  • Career or Vocational Counselor
  • School Psychologist, Counselor
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Engineering Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Industrial-Oriented Psychologist

Professional Organizations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Studies
  • Federation for Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Society for Community Research and Action
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology
Program taught in:
  • English

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