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About the CCPS Psychology Program

The Behavioral Sciences Department Program at the College of Continuing Professional Studies offers a bachelors of science in psychology. Psychology is the science that deals with mental processes and behavior. A psychology degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers in such fields as counseling, social work, or education. In addition to the course offerings, departmental majors are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where they can apply classroom knowledge to real problems.

Students should have math skills equivalent to MATH 100 or higher before enrolling in BSCI 274.


Program Requirements

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Survey
Course
3 hrs

None


Lower-
Division
Courses
3 hrs PSYC 101SOCI 101 or CRIM 102
3 hrs

None

3 hrs None
3 hrs PSYC 101SOCI 101 or CRIM 102 and a college- level math course

Upper-
Division
Courses
3 hrs

CRIM 102 or PSYC 101, plus 3 additional hours in psychology

3 hrs

PSYC 101 plus 3 additional hours in psychology

3 hrs

Senior Standing, BSCI 200, BSCI 274


Electives

Students must complete 9 hours of psychology electives numbered 300 or above

9 hrs

CCPS Course Descriptions*


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

33 hrs


*Some elective courses may require prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions section of the catalog for individual course requirements

Students should complete all 100-and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status).

Students planning graduate work in psychology should include, PSYC 435 and PSYC 450 in their program of study.