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Psychology (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to offer small classes, and balanced coursework. The curriculum provides a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences, research skills and the understanding of human behavior.

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to offer small classes, and balanced coursework. 
The curriculum provides a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences, research skills and the understanding of human behavior. Within the psychology program, students will study how human behavior changes from infancy through old age. Students will learn how to critically evaluate research often reported in the popular media. Students will also be introduced to research techniques such as survey construction and systematic observation, which they will find useful in the workplace. Specific areas of human behavior such as behavior disorders, counseling techniques, and forensic psychology are examined through a choice of psychology electives.

Program of Study

A

ENG

101

College Writing Seminar

3 cr.

MTH

126

Applied Statistics

3 cr.

PSY

100

General Psychology

3 cr.

PSY

200

Childhood and Adolescent Psychology

3 cr.

PSY

203

Adulthood and Aging

3 cr.

PSY

220

Psychological Perspectives

3 cr.

PSY

302

Research Methods

3 cr.

PSY

310

Abnormal Psychology

3 cr.

PSY

322

Physiological Psychology:

The Mind/Brain Connection

3 cr.

PSY

350

History and Systems of Psychology

3 cr.

PSY

479A

Research Project I

3 cr.

PSY

479B

Research Project II

3 cr.

PSY

489

                   

Senior Thesis I

3 cr.

PSY

490

                    

Senior Thesis II

3 cr.

SOC

101

Introduction to Sociology

3 cr.

Writing Designated Course

3 cr.

World Culture Course

3 cr.

Aesthetic Awareness Course

3 cr.

Literary Perspectives Course

3 cr.

Ethical Reasoning Course

3 cr.

Science & Technology Course

3 cr.

Global Issues Course

3 cr.

General Education Electives

12 cr.

Psychology Major Electives

6 cr.

Open Electives

42 cr.

Total degree requirements

126 cr.

Concentration Option

Homeland Security Studies

HLS 105 Introduction to Homeland Securities 3 cr. 
HLS 205 America's Intelligence Community 3 cr.
IST 216 International Conflicts 3 cr.
PSY 317 Criminal Profiling and Threat 3 cr.
CJ 350 Terrorism Studies 3 cr.
BUS 355 Risk Management 3 cr.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00
  • Official high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A 250-500 word essay explaining your professional goals
  • All students for whom English is not a first language must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum age of 24 years
  • Minimum two years of significant, full-time work experience
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Demonstrate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  4. Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
  5. Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.
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