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Psychology - BA (35 hours total)

 

Overview

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 psychology 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.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

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PSY 36000STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

PSY 12053GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 20153SURVEY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

OR

PSY 32353DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 30153THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (3)

PSY 30353PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

PSY 31354PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 32153SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

OR

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELATIONS & MULTICULTURALISM (3)

PSY 32253RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3)

PSY 40854HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE (3)

OR

PSY 49201SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY (4)

Recommended Courses

COM 30163INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)

HUS 21253THE FAMILY (3)

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

Career Opportunities

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.