Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology Program (BS)

Psychology Department information  

The Program in Applied Psychology is designed to provide intensive pre-professional training to prepare the student for direct application of principles and practices of psychology to community problems or for graduate education in human service areas of psychology or other applied disciplines. The program offers a balance between theoretical/empirical and practical skills.

Prerequisite


  • MTH 111 - College Algebra (3).
  • (MTH 118  or MTH 121  strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate school)

Requirements


A. Psychology


At least 46 credits in psychology including:

Foundation Courses (15 credits)


  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 319 - Principles of Research Design (4)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
  • PSY 400 - Capstone Experience for Psychology (4)

Core Courses (15 credits)


  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 315 - Survey of Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 316 - Biological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

Advanced Research (4 credits)


  • PSY 401 - Advanced Research Topics (4)

Applied Psychology (12 credits)


Core Applied Area

One from:

  • PSY 352 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3).
  • PSY 353 - Introduction to Community Psychology (3).
  • PSY 365 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3).
Applied Electives

Three additional from:

  • PSY 300 - Preparing for Careers in Psychology (3).
  • PSY 336 - Psychology of Personality (3)
  • PSY 343 - Neuropsychology (3).
  • PSY 347 - Psychology of Aging (3).
  • PSY 350 - Child Psychopathology (3).
  • PSY 352 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3).
  • PSY 353 - Introduction to Community Psychology (3).
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  • At most one from:

  • PSY 357 - Internship in Community Psychology (1-3).
  • PSY 360 - Internship in Clinical Psychology (1-3).
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  • PSY 358 - Psychological Assessment (3).
  • PSY 365 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3).
  • PSY 375 - Health Psychology (3).
  • PSY 377 - Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction (3).
  • PSY 427 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation (3).

B. Additional Requirements


  • Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.
  • All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements. General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.
  • All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements. 

Note


Appropriate courses outside psychology are selected in conjunction with the academic advisor. To best prepare students consistent with their individual career goals, attention of students is directed to: Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention  and Health Care.

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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General Psychology

Psychology General Program (BA)

Psychology Department information  

The General Program in Psychology is designed for the student who is preparing for advanced study in professional psychology or a related field, as well as for the student with a general interest in human behavior.

Prerequisite


  • MTH 111 - College Algebra (3). , or equivalent preparation as determined by the mathematics departmental placement test

Requirements


A. Foundation Courses (15 credits)


  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 319 - Principles of Research Design (4)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
  • PSY 400 - Capstone Experience for Psychology (4)

B. Core Courses (9 credits)


One from each area:

Biological/Cognitive Psychology


  • PSY 316 - Biological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • PSY 333 - Psychology of Language (3)
  • PSY 343 - Neuropsychology (3).

Social/Organizational Psychology


  • PSY 315 - Survey of Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 336 - Psychology of Personality (3)
  • PSY 341 - Psychology of Gender (3).
  • PSY 365 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3).
  • PSY 377 - Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction (3).
  • PSY 427 - Personnel Selection and Evaluation (3).

Developmental/Clinical Psychology


  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)

C. Advanced Study (12 credits)


At least 12 additional credits in 300- or 400-level PSY courses.

Strongly recommended to be taken early in the program:

  • PSY 300 - Preparing for Careers in Psychology (3).

D. Departmental Evaluation


Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.

E. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements. (General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.)


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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Research Psychology

Research Psychology Program (BS)

Psychology Department information 

The Bachelor of Science Program in Research Psychology is designed for students who are preparing for doctoral level study or professional medical education.  The curriculum is intended to develop in students the general skills and knowledge of psychology principles expected in research-oriented graduate programs.  The general track prepares students for study in areas such as animal behavior, biological psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, learning, social psychology, personality, and other areas emphasizing empirical research.  The pre-medical track is tailored to serve students interested in attending medical school.

Prerequisites


One from:

  • MTH 111 - College Algebra (3).
  • MTH 120 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4) (strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate or medical school)

Requirements


A. Concentration of Choice


Completion of one of the following concentrations:

General Concentration


Thirty-eight credits in psychology including:

Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 319 - Principles of Research Design (4)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
  • PSY 400 - Capstone Experience for Psychology (4)
Core Courses (15 credits)

  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 315 - Survey of Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 316 - Biological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
Advanced Research Courses (8 credits)

  • PSY 401 - Advanced Research Topics (4) (taken twice)

Pre-Medical Concentration


Psychology (38 credits)

Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 319 - Principles of Research Design (4)
  • PSY 322 - Basic Statistics and Probability (4)
  • PSY 400 - Capstone Experience for Psychology (4)
Core Courses (15 credits)

  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 315 - Survey of Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 316 - Biological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
Advanced Research Courses (8 credits)

  • PSY 401 - Advanced Research Topics (4) (taken twice)
Biology (16 credits)

  • BIO 111 - Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIO 113 - Principles of Biology (4).
  • BIO 326 - Cell Biology (4).
  • BIO 328 - Genetics (4).
Chemistry (19-22 credits)

  • CHM 260 - Principles of Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 261 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 262 - Principles of Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 263 - Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 330 - Organic Chemistry I (3).
  • CHM 331 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1).
  • CHM 332 - Organic Chemistry II (3).
  • CHM 333 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1).
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  • CHM 350 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)
  • or

  • CHM 450 - Biochemistry I (3).
  • and

  • CHM 452 - Biochemistry II (3).
Physics (8-10 credits)

  • Either

  • PHY 143 - College Physics I (4)
  • PHY 145 - College Physics II (4)
  • or

  • PHY 243 - Principles of Physics I (5)
  • PHY 245 - Principles of Physics II (5)
Mathematics (0-4 credits)

One of:

  • MTH 120 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)
  • Placement into  MTH 121 - Calculus I (4)
Health Care Administration (3 credits)

  • HCR 362 - Cultural Competence in Health Care (3)
Philosophy (3 credits)

  • PHL 168 - Philosophy of Bioethics (3)
Sociology (3 credits)

  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
Electives

Electives, chosen with the advisor, may include:

  • BIO 167 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4).
  • BIO 168 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIO 405 - Microbiology Lecture (3).
  • BIO 406 - Microbiology Laboratory (1).
  • BIO 418 - Lectures in Histology and Organology (3).
  • BIO 419 - Histology and Organology Laboratory (2).
  • BIO 425 - Immunology (3).
  • BIO 432 - Mammalian Physiology (4)
  • CHM 451 - Biochemistry Laboratory I (2).
  • CHM 453 - Biochemistry Laboratory II (2)
  • PHS 315 - Introduction to Epidemiology (3)

B. Educational Evaluation


Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.

C. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements.

General education requirements in the natural sciences may not include courses in psychology.


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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Psychology Honors

Psychology Honors Program (BA or BS)

Psychology Department information  

Requirements


A. Psychology


All requirements of any Psychology program, including the Psychology General Program (BA), the program in Research Psychology Program (BS), and the Applied Psychology Program (BS).

B. Honors


All requirements of the University Honors Program , including:

  • HON 155 - Great Books I (5)
  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I (3)
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective (3)
  • HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods (1-3).
  • HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar (3)
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  • One from:

  • PSY 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation (1-3).
  • HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation (1-3). (1 credit)
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  • Optional, one from:

  • PSY 495 - Honors Thesis I (4).
  • HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study) (4). (Optional)
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  • One from:

  • PSY 496 - Honors Thesis II (4).
  • HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project) (4).

Note


Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Psychology Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor, or the Honors Program Director for this information.


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits (BA), 124 credits (BS)



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Social Sciences Joint Program

Social Sciences Joint Program (BA)

Faculty Advisors: Advisors in the department of major emphasis

Requirements


At least 42 credits in the social sciences as follows:

A. Discipline of Emphasis


At least 21 credits in one discipline from:

Psychology (22 credits)


  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 200 - General Experimental Psychology (4)
  • PSY 300 - Preparing for Careers in Psychology (3).
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  • Four from:

  • PSY 309 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 315 - Survey of Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 316 - Biological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 317 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

Geography (21-22 credits)


  • ESS 285 - Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters (3)
  • ESS 312 - Resource Planning and Management (3).
  • URP 111 - Introduction to Urban Geography and Planning (3)
  • URP 115 - World Regional Geography (3)
  • URP 116 - Human Geography (3)
  • URP 216 - Geography for Educators (3)
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  • One from:

  • GEO 271 - Introduction to Geospatial Technology and its Applications (3).
  • GEO 452 - Geographic Information Systems I (4).

Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology (21 credits)


At least 21 credits in one of these areas of emphasis

B. Secondary Disciplines


Additional courses in two additional disciplines from those listed above, with a minimum of nine credits in each, to complete a total of at least 42 credits.

C. Capstone (3 credits)


One from:

  • SST 301 - Social Studies Capstone Seminar (3)
  • A capstone course in the discipline of emphasis

D. Additional Requirements


  • A grade point average of 2.0 or better within the concentration, based on the 42 required credits in social sciences.
  • All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements.

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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Psychology Minor and Teacher's Certificate

The Psychology Minor Program and the Teacher's Certificate Minor in Psychology Program are currently being revised to allow for greater flexibility in course selection. Please meet with a Psychology Faculty Advisor to learn more about this process. More more information, please click here to view the current (yet to be revised)  Psychology Minor Program and Teacher's Certificate Minor in Psychology Program requirements.