BS Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program prepares graduates with the knowledge and application of why people behave the way they do, what mental processes are involved in their thoughts and what is the current research support for understanding how these pieces all work together. This program places an emphasis on gaining real-life research experience and working in a lab. Graduates from the program will be prepared for graduate school in the field having both research experience and a focus on professionalism and presentation skills by attending conferences and presenting their work.

Key Program Features

Learn to effectively communicate with others

Analyze the motives and consequences of behavior

Learn about current research in human development from conception to death

Program Details

Practical experience working in a research lab is built into the core courses of the program. Students will have the advantage of having actual experience in the field which will help them secure better jobs after graduation or transition to a graduate program in psychology or a related field.

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Required Core (30SH):

  • PSY 101 Applications of Psychology
  • PSY 240 Lifespan Development
  • PSY 250 Social Psychology
  • PSY 281 Learning and Cognition
  • PSY 321 Research Methods I
  • PSY 322 Research Methods II
  • PSY 355 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY495 Senior Capstone Seminar
  • BIO 305 Neurobiology OR CJC 405 Behavioral and Cog. Neuroscience
  • MAT 240 Statistics

Professional Emphasis (6SH):

  • PSY 279 Research Assistantship
  • PSY 479 Internship Research

Elective Core (12SH) – Choose four from the following:

  • PSY 200 Interpersonal Relations
  • PSY 305 Forensic Psychology
  • PSY 331 Development in Infancy & Childhood
  • PSY 335 Theories of Personality & Counseling
  • PSY 350 Psychology Assessment
  • PSY 375 Addictions – Theory & Intervention
  • PSY 472 Counseling & Clinical Internship Prep
  • PSY 473 Clinical Internship
  • PSY 485 Special Topics in Psychology
  • Behavioral Data Specialist
  • Research technician
  • Lab Manager
  • Recruiting Consultant
  • Forensic Care Specialist
  • Staff Development Coordinator