Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2023-2024 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BS


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Ruth Johnson, PhD, Coordinator
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The program in psychology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree may prepare a student for graduate school in psychology and other disciplines. It also serves as preparation for entry-level positions in the field of mental health and other types of employment, including social service agencies and business. The study of psychology also provides a foundation of knowledge for healthy coping with life circumstances and human relationships.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BS in Psychology will be able to:

  • Identify key concepts and findings from major content domains in psychology.
  • Develop a research hypothesis and articulate an appropriate method to test the hypothesis.
  • Effectively communicate relevant psychological concepts or findings.
  • Describe examples of practical applications of psychological principles to individual or social issues.
  • Recognize the impact of diversity on psychological concepts or findings.
  • Apply ethical standards to psychological research and practice.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BS in Psychology, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

Complete the following course:

3 Hours in Anthropology:


Complete one of the following:

Additional Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area cannot be reused from the common core)

Major Requirements


(Courses in this area are used to calculate the major GPA)

3 Hours from Social/Personality Cluster:


Complete one of the following:

3 Hours from Clinical Cluster:


Complete one of the following:

3 Hours from Cognitive/Neuroscience Cluster:


Complete one of the following:

3 Hours from Career Cluster:


Complete one of the following:

12 Additional Hours in Psychology:


Complete 12 semester credit hours of psychology courses, of which 6 hours must be at the 33XX or 43XX upper level.

 

Free Electives


Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours.

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