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