The Psychology Major
We offer a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. You study principles of human growth and development and the processes of learning, cognition, and emotion. Particular focus is on personality development, maladaptive behavior, social diversity and group interactions, and the biological bases of behavior. The major provides the foundation for careers in human services and counseling, in business and industry, and in working with children, adolescents, and adults in schools or clinical settings. As a Psychology major, you can pursue provisional teacher certification as an early childhood teacher by completing a certification program in early childhood education. The major program also prepares students for graduate study in all areas of psychology, social work, business, education, and other related professions.
Students graduating with a degree in Psychology:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the following areas of psychology: developmental, abnormal, social, and research and statistical methodology
- Demonstrate competence using a statistical package to analyze data and to present those results in APA manuscript style
- Communicate proficiently, both orally and in writing
The General Psychology Minor
The Psychology minor provides a fundamental understanding of complex human behaviors.
- Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 100)
- Psychological Research & Stats I (PSYC 290)
- Psychological Research & Stats II (PSYC 291)
- Two of the following three courses: Developmental Psychology (PSYC 210),
Social Psychology (PSYC 230), or Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 270)
- Two additional psychology courses at the 300-level or above
Three intensive Behavior Analysis Minor programs within the Psychology major prepare you for careers or graduate study in behavior analysis.