Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides theoretical coverage in the science of psychology while introducing critical skills necessary to function proficiently in applied service provision settings. The degree program is interdisciplinary by design, thus the curriculum provides a comprehensive survey of psychology and builds upon an integrated foundation of general and applied science, research methods and technical writing, health care management, and human relations and development.

Note:  This program is a general survey of psychology and will not qualify graduates to become a licensed counselor, social worker or psychologist. Students should consult state requirements and institutions in which they desire to transfer prior to enrolling in this program.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Credit Hours
General Studies Requirements 60
Required General Studies Courses 36
General Studies Electives 24
Major Courses 60
Major Requirements 36
Professional Electives 24
Total 120

Curriculum Details

General Studies Requirements - 60 hrs

Required General Studies 36
Course Number / Description Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 9
Select a minimum of 3 courses from this area to include  
LSS 1300 - Learning Strategies for Success  
Behavioral and Social Sciences 6
Select 2 courses from this area to include  
PSY 1010 - General Psychology  
Natural Sciences 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
Must be MA 1140 - Finite Math or Higher  
History 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area  
English Composition 6
EH 1010 - English Composition I  
EH 1020 - English Composition II  
General Studies Electives 24
Courses can be taken from General Studies or any 2000–3000 level course offered at CSU

Major Courses - 60 hrs (36 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level)

Major Requirements 33
Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses) 18
PSY 2010 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 3019 - History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSY 3350 - Theories of Personality 3
PSY 4501 - Research Methods in Psychology 3
EH 3341 - Technical Writing 3
BHA 3002 - Health Care Management 3
Major Requirements - Group B
(Select 2 Courses. )
PSY 3150 - Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 3140 - Social Psychology 3
PSY 4021 - Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 4460 - Cognitive Psychology 3
Major Requirements - Group C
(Select 3 Courses.)
PSY 3505 - Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSY 3380 - Psychology of Learning 3
PSY 4560 - Psychological Assessment 3
PSY 4620 - Health Psychology 3
PSY 4680 - Industrial Organizational Psychology 3
BBA 3651 – Leadership 3
Professional Electives 27
Any 3000-4000 level courses. Students may also select a focused area of study across the CSU disciplines
Total 120 Semester Hours

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