The psychology program is designed for those students who wish to better understand human thoughts, feelings and actions. Emphasis is placed on providing a broad and sound understanding of various aspects of human behavior. This foundation of knowledge will better equip students to understand and effectively relate to people.
Student's considering graduate study should keep in mind that most graduate schools require applicants to take the graduate record examination (GRE). To prepare for that, student's are encouraged to take additional empirical and methodological courses in psychology and to take courses in mathematics and computer science.
As with all major programs in the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, students are required to take the liberal arts core curriculum, the sequence of courses in psychology and elective courses in a variety of areas. The choice of elective courses should be made in discussion with the student's advisor.
Each of the two concentrations in psychology offered through the School for Continuing and Professional Studies leads to a bachelor of arts degree.
Clinical/Counseling Concentration Requirements
Student's interested in developing an understanding of normal and atypical behavior in both children and adults take the clinical/counseling concentration.
- Adult general education core requirements (45)
- Psychology (C/C) core requirements (37):
PSYCH 101 Principles and Methods of Psychology (3) PSYCH 199 Human Development through the Life Cycle (3) PSYCH 204 Introduction to the Study of Psychopathology (3) PSYCH 300 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3) PSYCH 301 Research Methods (4) PSYCH 317 History of Psychology (3) PSYCH 332 Personality Theories (3) PSYCH 325 Individual and Group Therapy (3) One of the following two: PSYCH 303 Human Motivation (3) PSYCH 306 Social Psychology (3) and PSYCH XXX Three psychology electives from among the 300-level courses (9)
- Electives to complete 120 credit hours.
Industrial/Organization Concentration Requirements
Student's interested in the psychology of people at work, and who wish to work in a business setting or to pursue graduate study in industrial/organizational psychology, follow a program that provides training both in psychology and in business.
- Adult general education core requirements (48-49)
- Psychology (I/O) core requirements (37):
PSYCH 101 Principles and Methods of Psychology (3) PSYCH 300 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3) PSYCH 301 Researach Methods (4) PSYCH 303 Human Motivation (3) PSYCH 306 Social Psychology (3) PSYCH 357 Industrial Psychology (3) MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3) One of the following two courses: PSYCH 324 Adulthood and Aging (3) PSYCH 340 Tests and Measurement (3) Three of the following courses: PSYCH 360 Practicum in I/O Psych (3) MGMT 350 Labor-Management Relations (3) MGMT 360 Human Resource Management (3) MGMT 370 Organizational Behavior (3) and either
COMM 203, 209, 306 or 335
(3) or ENGL 354 Business and Professional Writing (3)
- Electives to complete 120 credit hours
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