Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Have you ever wondered why people take risks when the odds of winning are small? Or why and how our beliefs, values, prejudices, stereotypes are formed or changed? What about why people fail or succeed after they set up new-year resolutions each year? Psychologists try to understand the answers to questions like these in order to improve the quality of human life.
Psychology is the study of the human mind and how it functions. A B.A. in psychology gives students access to the latest knowledge, cutting-edge research, and best practices in the study of human behavior. The psychology program curriculum provides students with the scientific knowledge and tools and the practical experience necessary for a successful career in psychology. The Department of Psychology offers courses ranging from applied to basic science content areas of psychology as well as a variety of specialty courses.
In studying the human mind and behaviors, psychology graduates develop a greater understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. This personal and professional growth allows graduates to enter the workforce with more than just knowledge but also with the ability to contribute to the understanding and quality of the world in which we live.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in psychology from the Career Center’s Pathways.
Minor in Psychology
The minor in psychology requires 15 hours of psychology courses, including:
- Introduction to Psychology
- 12 additional hours (with 9 hours either in Track A or Track B courses)
- A C or better in each course
Careers in Psychology
- Adult Learning/Community Instruction
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Art/Music Therapy
- Case Management
- Community Relations
- Crisis Work
- Customer Service
- Data Analysis
- Development/Fund Raising
- Experimental Psychology
- Grant Writing
- Higher Education Administration and Student Support Services
- Human Resources
- Law Enforcement
- Market Research
- Mental Health Services
- Performance Enhancement
- Physical Health and Wellness
- Public Relations
- Rehabilitation Services
- Social Research
Curriculum in Psychology
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Core Mathematics||3||PSYC 2010/2013/2017 Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Core Literature||3||Core History to complete sequence||3|
|PSYC 2020 Orientation to Psychology Major||1||Core Social Science||3|
|PSYC 2130 Analytics for Social and Behavioral Sciences or 2133 Analytics for Social and Behavioral Sciences||3||Core Science II||4|
|Select one of the following:||3||PSYC 2140/2143 Research Methods in Psychology||3|
SOCY 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective
|LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation||2|
ANTH 1000 Introduction to Anthropology
GEOG 1010 Global Geography
|Core Science I||4|
|Core Humanities 2||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Groups A and B Psychology Electives1||6||Groups A and B Psychology Electives1||6|
|COMM 1000 Public Speaking3||3||Group C Psychology Electives1||6|
|Group C Psychology Electives1||9||Electives1||10|
|Electives1||3||UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
Students should meet with the psychology adviser to determine approved course listings for psychology electives and other electives. It is recommended that students take foundational courses (those listed in Groups A and B) in their junior year and advanced electives (those in Group C) in their senior year.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.
Last Updated: January 07, 2020