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Applied Psychology - BS - Ottawa (58 hours total)

 

Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.  As a Bachelor of Science program, the Applied Psychology degree involves a rigorous scientific foundation with an additional nonscientific and clinical application.  This program emphasizes theories and methods that culminate in the acquisition of a specific set of skills in one of two experiential tracks emphasizing hands-on engagement.

Criminal Psychology (incorporating forensic psychological screening, clinical case studies, neuropsychological/physiological case studies, treatment plan design and composition, case manager psycho-social report writing, forensic interviewing techniques, etc.)

Culture, Inclusion and Diversity (incorporating interdisciplinary applied content drawn from the disciplines of psychology, sociology and anthropology)

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

PSY 12053GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 30153THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (3)

PSY 30253/SOC 30253GENDER AND SEXUALITY (3)

OR

SOC 30253GENDER AND SEXUALITY (3)

PSY 30353PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

PSY 31354PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 32253RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3)

PSY 36000/HUS 36000STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (3)

PSY 37010CULTURE, GENDER & PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

PSY 37020NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 37021TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: COGNITIVE & BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS (3)

PSY 37030ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 49201SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY (4)

Criminal Psychology Track

PSY 37000CRIMINAL PROFILING (3)

PSY 37001PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM (3)

PSY 37002CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY: SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (3)

PSY 37040PSYCHOLOGY & THE LAW (3)

PSY 47010ADVANCED CRIMINAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

Culture and Inclusion and Diversity Track

PSY 30155/LAS 30155IDS: DISABILITY AS A CULTURAL VARIABLE (3)

PSY 31454/LAS 31454IDS: LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMATIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3)

PSY 37010CULTURE, GENDER & PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

PSY 49000PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY (3)

SOC 30653ETHNIC RELATIONS & MULTICULTURALISM (3)

Career Opportunities

While this degree program's curriculum is conceived to prepare students for graduate study, it also provides excellent training to students who wish to directly enter the workforce as child protective services agents, adoption agents, criminal investigators, federal agents, police officers, clinical case managers, criminal case managers, correctional agents, parole officers etc.