Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior. The major provides a foundation in human physiological, mental, intellectual, personality, and social development. Specific coursework is focused on research, theories and processes useful for understanding oneself and others as individuals and as members of various societies, groups, cultures and organizations. Psychology students are encouraged to think critically, to analyze and integrate information from other disciplines and sources, and to draw conclusions which can lead to the application of psychology to the identification and realization of individual and group goals. The study of psychology partners well with liberal arts course work and facilitates ethical thinking, self-awareness and empathy within a global community. Students are prepared for graduate study leading to professions in counseling and psychotherapy, teaching, church ministry, youth work, law enforcement, research, marketing, organizational development, personnel services, social advocacy, community services, rehabilitation, gerontology, social work, and life coaching.

Minor available in psychology. Please check with your advisor for availability at your campus.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

PSY 12053PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 20153SURVEY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 30153THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

PSY 30353PSYCH OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

PSY 30853HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCH

PSY 31354PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 32153SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 32253RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

PSY 40552COUNSELING THEORIES & DYNAMICS

PSY 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

Other Required Courses

COM 30163INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

HUS 21253THE FAMILY

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELTNS & MULTICLTRL

SOC 30753HUMAN SEXUALITY

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