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Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Psychology, B.S.

B.S. requires 55 hours, with concentrations in:

  • General Psychology
  • Case Management
  • Marriage and Family

Degree Requirements

Psychology Core Courses

Required of all B.S. students

     
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
PSYC 222 Ethics for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSYC 322 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 331 Multicultural Perspectives 3
PSYC 338 Conflict Resolution 3
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Personality Theory & Development 3
PSYC 410 Group Therapy 3
PSYC 415 Crisis Intervention, Assessment, and Treatment 3
PSYC 444 Courtship, Marriage, and Family 3
PSYC 445 Deviant Behavior 3
PSYC 460 Applied Social Research Methods 3
PSYC 470 Counseling Theory & Techniques 3
  Total: 42

 

Requirements by Concentration

  • B.S. Psychology with concentration in General Psychology

This concentration is intended for individuals wanting to continue in graduate studies in counseling or clinical psychology immediately after graduation.

Electives to be selected from the following courses

     
PSYC 233 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 320 Parenting Skills 3
PSYC 326 Exceptional Children 3
PSYC 330 Transitions, Grief, and Loss 3
PSYC 430 Addictive Behaviors 3
PSYC 480 Psychology Internship 3-6
PSYC 491 Selected Topics 1-3
  Total: 13
  • B.S. Psychology with concentration in Case Management

This concentration is intended for individuals wanting to enter the field of work immediately after graduation at places such as juvenile detention centers, human resource management and social services institutions.  These individuals can still pursue graduate studies in counseling or clinical psychology with this concentration.

Required Courses

     
BUAD 295 Health Care Management 1
BUAD 301 Principles of Management 3
PSYC 233 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 330 Transitions, Grief, and Loss 3
PSYC 430 Addictive Behaviors 3
  Total: 13
  • B.S. Psychology with concentration in Marriage and Family

This concentration is intended for individuals wanting to enter the field of work immediately after graduation at places such as social services institutuions.  These individuals can still pursue graduate studies in marriage and family or any counseling area.

Required Courses

     
BUAD 295 Health Care Management 1
PSYC 320 Parenting Skills 3
PSYC 326 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 330 Transitions, Grief, and Loss 3
PSYC 430 Addictive Behaviors 3
  Total: 13

Required Cognates

     
MATH 241 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
     

Minor in Psychology

     
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development 3
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 330 Transitions, Grief, and Loss 3
PSYC Electives 6 hours under division 9
  Total: 18

 

 
 

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