2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology

Psychology Program Mission

To foster the study of human behavior through the development of scientific skills.

Psychology Program Goals and Outcomes

Goal Outcome
The student will understand the different domains and their impact on human behavior.The student will demonstrate their understanding of the Clinical/Personality basis of human behavior.
The student will demonstrate their understanding of the biological basis of human behavior.
The student will demonstrate their understanding of developmental and social processes in human behavior.
The student will demonstrate their understanding of learning components in human behavior.
The student will demonstrate their understanding of applications of psychology to human behavior.
The student will develop critical thinking.The student will demonstrate the dialectic approach to problem solving
The student will have an understanding of psychology that reflects cultural diversityThe student will demonstrate their understanding of human diversity regarding psychology.
The student will have an understanding of the scientific methodology utilized to study human behavior.The student will demonstrate the statistical analysis of research data.
The student will demonstrate their understanding of the variety of research methodologies employed in psychology to resolve a hypotheses.
The student will demonstrate their ability to use the American Psychological Association’s publication style.
The student will demonstrate their ability to write coherently.
The student will demonstrate their ability to synthesize research findings.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology (120 CR)

Credits applied to the psychology major may not be applied to the addiction studies major/minor/concentration.

General Education
General Education courses
Required Psychology Core
PSY 112Foundations of Psychology3
PSY 241Introduction to Statistics4
PSY 242Research Methods in Psychology4
PSY 375History & Systems of Psychology3
PSY 491Senior Seminar in Psychology3
Area 1 - Social/Personality Component
Select two of the following:6
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Introduction to Personality Theories
Area 2 - Biological Component
Select one of the following: 3
Psychopharmacology
Sensation and Perception
Physiological Psychology
Area 3 - Developmental Component
Select one of the following: 3
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Psychology of Adult & Aging
Area 4 - Learning Component
Select one of the following: 3
Cognitive Psychology
Theories of Learning
Area 5 - Applied Component
Select one of the following: 3
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Introduction to Counseling
Advanced Counseling
Behavior Modification
Area 6 - Application Component
Select one of the following: 3
Service Learning
Senior Research Paper
Psychology Practicum
Psychology Electives
Select one of the following: 3
Psychology of Adjustment
Professional Relations & Ethics
Dynamics of Addiction
Evolutionary Psychology
Group Dynamics
Directed Behavorial Research
Satisfy minor and/concentration(s) requirements
Total Hours41

Psychology Minor

Credits applied to the psychology minor may not be applied to the addictions studies major/minor/concentration. PSY 297 Addiction Studies Practicum, PSY 485 Addiction Studies Practicum, and may not be applied to the psychology minor.
PSY 460 Sensation and Perception can only be used in one of these sections.

PSY 270Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 375History & Systems of Psychology3
Select one of the following: 3
Psychopharmacology
Sensation and Perception
Physiological Psychology
Select one of the following: 3
Cognitive Psychology
Theories of Learning
Select one of the following: 3
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Psychology of Adult & Aging
Additional PSY electives9
Any 200-400 level courses except PSY 255 are acceptable
Total Hours24

Psychology Concentration

Credits applied to the psychology concentration may not be applied to the addictions studies major/minor/concentration. PSY 297 Addiction Studies Practicum, PSY 485 Addiction Studies Practicum, and PSY 486 Addiction Studies Practicum may not be applied to the psychology minor.

Select courses to total twelve semester hours all of which must be at the 200-400 level. PSY 255 Child & Adolescent Psychology is not acceptable for the concentration.