header1

Psychology

Psychology Programs

There are three areas of concentration students can choose from:

General/Empirical

Students seeking a broad general knowledge of psychology that exposes them to a cross section of courses with a special emphasis on the empirical areas choose the general/empirical concentration.

Students in the general/empirical concentration must take the following courses:

PSYCH 101

Principles and Methods of Psychology

PSYCH 200

Child Development

PSYCH 300

Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSYCH 301

Research Methods

PSYCH 317

History of Psychology

PSYCH 332

Personality Theories

Either PSYCH 303 Human Motivation or PSYCH 306 Social Psychology.

Either PSYCH 311 or PSYCH 312 or PSYCH 319.

Either PSYCH 313 or PSYCH 314 or PSYCH 315.

Three psychology electives from among the 300-level courses.

Clinical/Counseling

Students interested in developing an understanding of normal and atypical behavior in both children and adults follow the clinical/counseling concentration.

In addition to courses introducing research and intervention for providing clinical/counseling services, service learning and fieldwork opportunities are also provided.

Students in the clinical/counseling concentration must take the following courses:

PSYCH 101

Principles and Methods of Psychology

PSYCH 200

Child Development

PSYCH 204

Intro to Study Psychopathology

PSYCH 300

Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSYCH 301

Research Methods

PSYCH 317

History of Psychology

PSYCH 332

Personality Theories

PSYCH 325

Individual and Group Therapy

PSYCH 326

Clinical/Counseling Practicum

Either PSYCH 303 Human Motivation or PSYCH 306 Social Psychology.

Either PSYCH 311 or 312 or 313 or 314 or 315 or 319.

One psychology elective from among the 300-level courses.

Industrial/Organizational

Students interested in applying psychological principles and methods to the workplace, or in pursuing graduate study in industrial/organizational psychology, follow a program that provides training both in psychology and in business.

The industrial/organizational concentration consists of courses intended both to enhance immediate marketability, especially in human resource management areas, and also to provide a solid base for further studies. The required courses give the student an understanding of the human resource management context and problems to which psychological principles and methods are applied, and a practicum provides experience in an organizational setting related to the student's particular interests.

Students in the industrial/organizational concentration must take the following psychology courses:

PSYCH 101

Principles and Methods of Psychology

PSYCH 300

Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSYCH 301

Research Methods

PSYCH 303

Human Motivation

PSYCH 306

Social Psychology

PSYCH 357

Industrial Psychology

PSYCH 360

Practicum in I/O Psych

Either PSYCH 324 Adulthood and Aging or PSYCH 340 Tests and Measurement.

One psychology elective from among the 300-level courses.

Students must also take three business-related courses:

MGMT 300

Principles of Management

And two elective courses chosen from the following:

MGMT 350

Labor-Management Relations

MGMT 360

Personnel Management

MGMT 370

Organizational Behavior

COMM 203, 209, 306, 335 or ENGL 354 Business and Professional Writing.

Psychology Minor

Students planning to minor in psychology must complete with a grade of C or better PSYCH 101 and an additional 15 credit hours of PSYCH coursework:

  • At least three of the five courses must be from the 300 level.
  • At least three of the five courses must be taken at Saint Xavier University.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all psychology courses.
  • Education majors may not use credit from PSYCH 321: Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities toward a psychology minor if they have earned credit in EDU 323.