Psychology (Bachelor of Science Degree)

The Psychology degree is designed to be a flexible degree that allows students to successfully pursue their long-term educational and career goals.  Students take a core set of classes that provide a theoretical foundation, then choose  courses with the help of their advisor to fulfill the requirement for their unique educational and career goals.  

The degree consists of a core of 16 credits of psychology courses; a series of psychology courses that cover developmental, theoretical, and clinical areas of study; and practicum and senior seminar courses that emphasize application of theory and research.  Students will take one course each from selections in developmental, theoretical, and clinical psychology, and two additional psychology courses. 

Practicum Requirement

Participation in at least one practicum experience is required of all students. The experience gained through the practice of theory and techniques in the field is an important element of the profession. Students are placed with community agencies and private practice sites under the supervision of professionals. In addition, students attend a weekly seminar that focuses on important issues in the field and their professional development. 

Program of Study Requirements Credits
General Core Requirements 48
    Py480 (Consolidating Knowledge) (4)
Psychology Major Core
  • Py150 Introduction to Psychology
  • Py321 Social Research
  • Py400 Practicum and Seminar I
  • Py402 Abnormal Psychology

Any three psychology courses (at least one at the 300 level or above)

Developmental, Theoretical and Clinical Psychology Elective

Choose one from each category (at least one at the 300 level)

Development Electives:

  • Py205 Child Growth and Development
  • Py206 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
  • Py207 The Exceptional Child
  • Py307 Issues in Adolescence
  • Py430 Death and Dying
Theoretical Electives
  • Py204 Family Dynamics
  • Py230 Learning, Cognition and Memory
  • Py303 Human Sexuality
  • Py310 Social Psychology
  • Py330 Biologic Basis of Behavior
Clinical Electives
  • Py208 Chemical Dependency
  • Py250 Interviewing Skills and Case Management
  • Py351 Health Psychology
  • Py440 Schools of Psychology
  • Py403 Group Counseling
Psychology Electives (at lease one at 300 level) 12
General Electives 36
Total Credits 128