College of Continuing Professional Studies

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.

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

The psychology major requires 33 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
BSCI 200: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 230: Life Span Development
PSYC 240: Social Psychology
BSCI 274: Statistical Foundations for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 334: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 338: Personality Theory in Psychology
BSCI 493: Senior Seminar

Students also must complete nine hours of psychology electives numbered 300 or above.

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

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs