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. PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology is a prerequisite for most psychology courses.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Curriculum

Students should complete all 100- and 200-level requirements before accumulating 60 credit hours (junior status). In addition to the general education requirements, the psychology major requires 31 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

Required Courses (25 hours):
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 108: Writing in the Beh. Sciences
PSYC 200: Research Methods in Social Science
PSYC 230: Life Span Development
PSYC 240: Social Psychology
PSYC 275: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 334: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 338: Personality Theory in Psychology
PSYC 493: Senior Seminar

Students also must complete 6 hours of psychology electives numbered 300 or above.

Students planning graduate work in psychology should include PSYC 359, PSYC 435, and PSYC 450 in their program of study.

Students must take the following course as part of general education requirements:
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.