Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Program Description

The Bachelor in Science, Major in Psychology trains students to develop, apply, and disseminate new topics in regards to the scientific study of human behavior. The graduate will be a bilingual professional with vast knowledge and skills that will allow him/her to seek entry-level employment in Psychology-related disciplines and other fields, including law, human resources, management, business services, and education.

The graduate has broad areas to explore and search for alternatives to the problems in mental health, industrial-organizational psychology, and other related fields of general psychology. The program provides the student with a foundation in psychology to facilitate graduate studies in fields related to education, clinical psychology, industrial psychology, counseling, and social work. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice the profession.

Program Objectives

  • Use their knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles, theoretical perspectives, foundational models, and historical trends in Psychology in a wide range of careers.
  • Apply their gained knowledge in the area of psychological research and analysis to interpret different socio-cultural situations using scientific inquiry and critical thinking to solve problems.
  • Adhere to ethical and legal standards in the use and practice of psychological techniques with an understanding of their social responsibility to their community at a local, national and global level.
  • Communicate effectively to express their ideas, engage others in discussion of psychological concepts, and present information for different purposes through oral and written skills in English and Spanish.
  • Exhibit technical skills and abilities in the application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Professional Outcomes

The Bachelor in Science, major in Psychology program will prepare students to:

  • Apply the knowledge of psychology to matters relating to the person, organizations, groups, and society.
  • Utilize diverse means to compile information on the behavior of an individual and organization.
  • Analyze human behavior based on various conceptual frameworks.
  • Demonstrate the use of ethics in the performance of the profession.
  • Communicate and present a visual, oral, and written analysis of psychological problems and recommended solutions.

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Curricular Sequence Credits
General Education Courses 51
Core Professional Courses 18
Major Concentration Courses 52
Total 121


General Education Courses (51 Credits)

  • ENGL 115-O English Reading and Writing I
  • MATH 111-O Intermediate Algebra I
  • HUMA 101-O World Cultures I
  • SPAN 115-O Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication in Spanish I
  • HIST 273-O History of the United States of America
  • SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility I
  • COMP 110-O Computer and Software
  • QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and University Adaptation
  • ENGL 116-O English Reading and Writing II
  • ENGL 331-O Public Speaking
  • HUMA 102-O World Cultures II
  • SPAN 116-O Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication in Spanish II
  • SPAN 255-O Spanish for Writing and Research
  • SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility II
  • SCIE 111-O Integrated Science I

Core Professional Courses (18 Credits)

  • SOCI 204-O Principles of Sociology
  • SOSC 250-O Statistics in Social Sciences
  • PSYC 121-O General Psychology I
  • PSYC 131-O Ethics in Psychology
  • SOSC 260-O Research Techniques in Social Sciences
  • PSYC 122-O General Psychology II

Major Courses (52 Credits)

  • PSYC 210-O Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 225-O Social Psychology
  • PSYC 228-O Psychology of Diversity
  • PSYC 344-O Theories of Learning and Motivation
  • PSYC 330-O Interpersonal Psychology
  • PSYC 320-O Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 423-O Physiological Psychology
  • PSY324-O Gender Psychology
  • PSYC 461-O Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • PSYC 222-O Adolescence Psychology
  • PSYC 226-O Evolutional Psychology
  • PSYC 321-O Personality Theory
  • PSYC 322-O Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 327-O Psychology of the Elderly
  • PSYC 410-O Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 415-O Psychology of Leadership
  • PSYC 460-O Senior Capstone in Psychology

*Language skills in English and Spanish will be assessed with a placement test. Additional language courses may be needed according to the student’s scores in placement tests. If students qualify for Preparatory Language Courses or developmental Language Courses, they must enroll in the courses immediately to increase academic performance in the language. Students must abide by the minimum required hours and policies set by the state and local education agencies for practicum experiences. Students must comply with state and local education certification requirements for the degree, as applicable. QYLE 110-O must be taken within the first term of enrollment.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The South Florida Campus is organized to Implement the Discipline-Based Dual Language Education at the university level in South Florida. This campus serves a culturally diverse community of students, ... Read More

The South Florida Campus is organized to Implement the Discipline-Based Dual Language Education at the university level in South Florida. This campus serves a culturally diverse community of students, offering academic programs and personalized services of quality, meeting the needs of the adult learner. Read less