Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology Program (BS)

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.

Prerequisites. MTH 111  (MTH 118  or MTH 121  strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate school).

Requirements.

  1. 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.
  2. At least 46 credits in psychology including:
    1. Foundation courses (15 credits).
      PSY 100 PSY 319 PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
    2. Core courses (15 credits).
      PSY 309 PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
    3. Advanced research (4 credits).
      PSY 329 .
    4. Applied psychology (12 credits)
      i. Core applied area. One from: PSY 352 PSY 353 PSY 365 . 
      ii. Three additional from: PSY 336 PSY 343 PSY 347 PSY 350 PSY 352 PSY 353 PSY 357  or PSY 360 PSY 358 PSY 365 
      PSY 375 ,
       PSY 427 .   
  3. Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.

     

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 Health Care .

 

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General Psychology

Psychology General Program (BA)

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  or equivalent preparation determined by the mathematics departmental placement test.

Requirements.

  1. 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.)
  2. Thirty-six credits in psychology including:
    1.   Foundation courses (15 credits)PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 PSY 323 .
    2.  Core courses (15 credits).  PSY 309 PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
    3.  Advanced study (6 credits).  Additional 300- or 400-level PSY courses.
  3. Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation.

 

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Research Psychology

Research Psychology Program (BS)

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. MTH 111  (MTH 120  strongly recommended for those planning to attend graduate or medical school).

Requirements.

  1. 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.
  2. Completion of one of the following concentrations:
    General Concentration
    Thirty-eight credits in psychology including:
    1.  Foundation courses (15 credits)PSY 100 , PSY 319 , PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
    2.  Core courses (15 credits). PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
    3.  Advanced research courses (8 credits)PSY 329  (taken twice).
    Pre-Medical Concentration
    1.  Psychology (38 credits).
         
    a.  Foundation courses (15 credits).  PSY 100 , PSY 319 PSY 322 , PSY 323 .
         b.  Core courses (15 credits). PSY 309 , PSY 313 , PSY 315 , PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
        
    c.  Advanced research courses (8 credits)PSY 329  (taken twice).
    2.  Biology (16 credits).  BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 326 , BIO 328 .
    3.  Chemistry (19-22 credits).  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 , CHM 350 or CHM 450 , CHM 452 
    4.  Physics (8-10 credits).  PHY 143 PHY 145 or PHY 243 PHY 245 .
    5.  Mathematics (0-4 credits).  MTH 120 , or placement into MTH 121 .
    6.  Health care administration (3 credits).  HCR 362 .
    7.  Philosophy (3 credits).  PHL 168 .
    8.  Sociology (3 credits).  SOC 100 .
    9.  Electives, chosen with the advisor, which may include:  BIO 167 , BIO 168 , BIO 405 BIO 406 , BIO 418 , BIO 419 , BIO 425 , BIO 432 , CHM 451 , CHM 453 , PHS 315 
  3. Satisfactory performance on departmental comprehensive educational evaluation. 
     

 

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Psychology Honors

Psychology Honors Program (BA or BS)

Requirements.

  1. 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) .
  2. HON 155 , HON 156 , HON 251 , HON 252 , HON 393 , HON 498 .
  3. PSY 494  or HON 494  (1 cr.);  PSY 495 , or HON 495  (optional)PSY 496  or HON 496 

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.

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Social Sciences Joint Program

Social Sciences Joint Program (BA)

Faculty Advisors: Advisors in the department of major emphasis

Requirements.

  1. At least 42 credits in the social sciences as follows:
    1. At least 21 credits in one discipline selected as the area of special emphasis (history, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics or geography).
      For students emphasizing psychology, 22 credits are required and must include:
      PSY 100 PSY 200  PSY 300 
      Four from: PSY 309 ,  PSY 313 , PSY 315 PSY 316 , PSY 317 .
      For students emphasizing geography, 21-22 credits are required and must include:
      GEO 115 GEO 116 GEO 216 GEO 285 RPL 311 RPL 312 .
      RPL 270  or RPL 370 
    2. The remaining credits in two of the six other disciplines listed above, with a minimum of nine credits in each. 
    3. SST 301  or capstone in area of emphasis.
  2. A grade point average of 2.0 or better within the concentration, based on the 42 required credits in social sciences.
  3. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.

 

 

 

 

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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.