(Bachelor of Science Degree)
The Psychology degree is designed to be a flexible degree that allows students to successfully pursue their chosen career path. Students take a core set of classes that provide a theoretical foundation, then choose courses with the help of their advisor to fulfill the requirement for their unique long-term educational and career goals.
The degree consists of a core of 4 psychology courses; a series of psychology courses that cover developmental, theoretical, and clinical focus areas; and practicum and senior seminar courses that emphasize application of theory and research. Students will take one course each from selections in developmental, theoretical, and clinical psychology, and three additional psychology courses.
Participation in at least one practicum experience is required of all students. The experience gained through the practice of theory and techniques in the field is an important element of the profession. Students are placed with community agencies and private practice sites under the supervision of professionals. In addition, students attend a weekly seminar that prepares them to search for, apply to and successfully interview with potential places of employment.
Program of Study
The degree must include a minimum of 5.25 courses in Psychology taken at the 300 and/or 400 level.
General Core Requrements
Py480 Senior Seminar
Psychology Major Core
- Py150 Psychology
- Py321 Social Research
- Py400 Practicum and Seminar I
- Py402 Abnormal Psychology
- Py203 Lifespan Development
- Py205 Child Growth and Development
- Py206 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
- Py207 Exceptional Child
- Py307 Issues in Adolescence
- Py430 Death and Dying
- Py204 Family Dynamics
- Py230 Learning, Cognition and Memory
- Py303 Human Sexuality
- Py310 Social Psychology
- Py330 Biologic Basis of Behavior
- Py208 Chemical Dependency
- Py250 Interviewing Skills and Case Management
- Py351 Health and Stress
- Py440 Schools of Psychology
- Py403 Group Counseling
- Py415 Conflict Resolution
Psychology Electives: Choose 3 courses (at least one at 300 level)
General Electives: Choose 9 courses
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