Psychology Courses

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The Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 - 16 hours based on eight semesters.

General Education Requirements -42 credit hours

PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
SOC 103 Principles of Sociology
ENG 143 College Composition
SP 203 Effective Speaking
  or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
Humanities Elective
Math Elective
POLS 113 Introduction to Government
BIO 1003 Plants and People
Sciences Electives
  or Mathematics Elective
HIS 103 American History I
  or his 203 World Civilization I  
HIS 113 American HIstory II
or HIS 213 World Civilization II

Program Requirements - 36 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
Electives - 35 credit hours
  Students wishing to pursue graduate training in psychology should take as part of their electives:
    MA 113 College Algebra
    MA 253 Statistics

Required Core - 6 Hours

PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 453 Clinical Internship
 or PSY 473 Psychology Capstone Demonstration

Choose four of the following clinical
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 363 Human Behavior & Counseling
PSY 403 Human Sexuality
PSY 413 The Psychology of Addiction
PSY 423 Counseling Theories and Practices

Choose two of the following social core courses:
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality
PSY 343 Social Psychology
PSY 373 Political Psychology

Choose two of the following developmental core courses:
PSY 223 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology
SOC 323 The Family

Additional Psychology Core Electives - 18 hours
Choose six of the following courses:
PSY 313 Topics in Psychology
PSY 383 Forensic Psychology
PSY 433 Issues of Substance Abuse in Family Systems
PSY 443 Advanced Forensic Psychology
PSY 483 Counseling Issues in Substance Abuse
PSY 493 Issues & Ethics in Psychology & Counseling
SOC 313 Topics in Sociology
SM 393 Sport Psychology

Program Objectives:  Develop in students a competency in psychology, including requisite skills in analyzing human behavior.  Provide the skills to use a broad range of research and skills relating to  psychology.  Develop knowledge in students to psychological concepts and principles and their application to society.  Develop an awareness of ethical questions and issues in psychology.  Become familiar with the history of psychology.  Provide a broad coverage of all major areas of psychology. Require basic knowledge in those areas of biology directly relevant to psychology.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.