Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Overview

Explore Psychological Development and Behavior


The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program covers a broad range of topics and skills that can be applied to many different careers. In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of these areas of the key areas in psychology, including social and abnormal psychology, sensory function, learning, memory, human development, emotion, and motivation.  Through electives, students will also have the opportunity to develop their counseling skills and pursue other areas of specialized interest.  Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in industry and human services, as well as to pursue graduate work in psychology or social work.

Career Outlook


Given its broad applicability, an undergraduate degree in psychology offers you a great many career options. An understanding of human psychology coupled with critical thinking skills make you a strong candidate for any position in which you interact with, analyze, or manage people—whether in sales, teaching, research, advertising, public relations, or administration.

Bachelor degree holders can continue to expect robust job prospects with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that employment in occupations that require at least a bachelor's degree is expected to grow faster than other sectors of the labor market.

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Curriculum

Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.


General Foundation Courses (21 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
  Engaging Differences and Diversity 3 s.h.


Psychology Foundation Courses (31 s.h.)

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
PSY 2130 Stress and Its Management 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ITC 1000
   or
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
   or
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PHL 2130
   or
PHL 2140
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
   or
Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3 s.h.
HMG 2110
   or
MGT 2330
Health Law and Regulation
   or
Business Law
3 s.h.
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.


Major Required Courses (24 s.h.)

HSV 2240 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 s.h.
PSY 3200 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3220 Cognition and Language 3 s.h.
PSY 3230 Development across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
PSY 3240 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 3450 Research in Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 4850 Senior Research Seminar in Psychology 3 s.h.

 

Major Electives (15 s.h)

Choose five of the following course:    

HSV 2200 Introduction to Clinical Practice 3 s.h.
HSV 3200 Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling 3 s.h.
PSY 2240 Human Sexuality and Love 3 s.h.
PSY 4220 Learning 3 s.h.
PSY 4230 Physiological Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 4310 Personality 3 s.h.
PSY 4320 Motivation 3 s.h.


Open Electives (29 s.h)

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This bachelor’s degree program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in related field or work in a profession for which psychological training is encouraged.

While the M.A. and Ph.D. remain the only degrees with which one can enter professional positions labeled "psychologist," undergraduate degree holders are employed in a wide variety of occupations.

Fields to consider include:

  • Marketing or scientific research
  • Counseling
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Advertising
  • Labor relations

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Develop increased literacy with core concepts, perspectives, findings and trends in psychology.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Engage in cross-disciplinary discourse and develop foundational thinking skills informed by inquiry, scientific methodology and creativity.

  3. Professional Knowledge
    Increase intellectual capacity to understand vocationally oriented values, standards and techniques.

  4. Socially Responsive Knowledge
    Analyze social challenges and opportunities contextually and formulate responses that are grounded in professional values and best practices.

  5. Interpersonal and Technological Communication Skills
    Interact with others in a positive, professional, conscientious, collaborative manner in verbal and written communications. Display information competence and become nimble in using technology for multiple purposes.

  6. Personal Development
    Emerge with insights and strategies to develop a professional identity and meaningfully engage in occupational endeavors, personal relationships and civic activities. 

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