The Psychology program prepares students with a well-rounded education for thinking critically about human behavior and mental processes, by promoting an understanding of the relationship among theories, research, and conclusions. Students learn about the stages of development throughout the lifespan, theories for understanding personality and social behaviors, brain function, mental illness, interviewing and foundational counseling skills, motivation, and cognition. Career paths include mental health and social services, organizational leadership and management, human resources, community and public relations, education, program development and facilitation, and social science research.
|Behavioral/Social Science Electives||6|
|BUS 204||Financial Wellness||1|
|ENG 114||Critical Reading and Response||3|
|ENG 134||Literary Genres||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology I||3|
|Science Electives (lab required)||7|
|WEL 100||Empowered as Learners and Leaders||3|
|or WEL 220||Empowered as Learners and Leaders|
|WEL 350||Strategies for Career and Personal Growth||2|
|Developmental Psychology Elective 1||3|
|ENG 124||Research and Writing in the Disciplines||3|
|Experiential Electives 2||6|
|PSY 216||Psychology of Cultural Diversity||3|
|PSY 250||Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|or INT 250||Research Methods in the Social Sciences|
|PSY 321||Theories of Personality||3|
|PSY 340||Physiological Psychology||3|
|PSY 370||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 380||Interviewing and Counseling||3|
|Psychology Elective (400-level) 3||3|
|Total Credits Required||120|
Students must choose 6 credits from the following list: PSY 285 Psychology in the Field, PSY 400 Psychology Capstone, PSY 495 Independent Research, PSY 498 Psychology Internship, PSY 499 Psychology Internship, WEL 400 Leadership in Practice, WEL 440 Leadership in Practice.
Students must choose one course from the following list: PSY 405 Counseling Diverse Populations, PSY 406 Counseling Ethics and Professional Development, PSY 415 Suicide: Assessment and Treatment, PSY 425 Parenting, PSY 430 Clinical Psychology, PSY 432 Cognitive Psychology, PSY 438 Community Youth Development.