Major in Psychology

The Department of Behavioral Sciences seeks to assist students in understanding human behavior and criminal behavior, child development, family relations, and societal and cultural changes. In addition, the Department seeks to prepare students with intellectual and vocational skills to function in a variety of professional service occupations.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Psychology
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Chris Creecy

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display



II. Major Requirements:

41 hours

PSY 210

General Psychology

3

PSY 215

Introduction to Psychological Practice

2

PSY 218

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 310

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 311

Research Methods (W)

3

PSY 312

Social Psychology

3

PSY 315

Learning and Memory

3

PSY 316

Data Analysis for Behavioral Science

3

PSY 408

Family and Individual Counseling

3

PSY 412

Advanced Research Methods (W)

3

PSY 418

Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 419 

Capstone Course in Psychology (W) 

Plus 6 hours from the following courses: 

6 hours

CJU 380

Criminal Behavior and Profiling 

(3)

FAM 305

Childhood Disorders 

(3)

FAM 320

Expressive Therapies

(3)

FAM 335

Human Sexuality 

(3) 

FAM 299/399B

Death and Dying

(3)

PSY 201

Child Development

(3)

PSY 306

Educational Psychology

(3)

PSY 299/399H

Psychology in Film

(3)

SOC 445

Ethnic Cultures

(3)

SWK 251

HBSE I:  Childhood and Adolescence 

(3)

SWK 252

HBSE II: Adulthood and Aging

(3)

SWK 330 

Crisis Intervention

(3) 

     

 III. Electives (including additional Bible):

52 hours


Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Psychology:

  1. Completion of the B.S. major in psychology as outlined above.
  2. Required professional education course.  (See Department of Education entry.)