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2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
2017-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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The Psychology program is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. In addition to an extensive curriculum in traditional psychological studies, psychology students participate in clinical and research activities that give them practical experiences in the application of psychological principles.

Students in psychology are required to complete two years of world language studies and demonstrate proficiency in writing, statistics, and research skills. Psychology students are also required to develop and conduct a research thesis, a field placement course which requires completion of a community based internship program, and other courses which prepare students for the academic demands of graduate school.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the scientific and applied areas of psychology.
  • Pursue acceptance into graduate and professional schools of psychology and related fields.
  • Demonstrate proficiencies for undergraduate entry-level careers that require a background in the knowledge of psychology

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Complete a total of 120 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

  • Students may choose 18 hours of elective courses that match their personal career interests in psychology or other academic disciplines across the university curricula after consultation with their academic advisors.
  • Comprehensive exam in Psychology.
  • An Independent Research Thesis completed in PSY 490  and PSY 491 .

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 45 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 34 credit hours

Additional Coursework

Psychology Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 17

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Total Required Hours

*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102 .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

****Psychology elective or General electives as directed by faculty advisor determined by student.

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