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 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.
General Education Courses
Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:
Choose one of the following: