Bachelor of Science in Psychology
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program provides theoretical coverage in the science of psychology while introducing critical skills necessary to function proficiently in applied service provision settings. The degree program provides a general survey of psychology and builds upon an integrated foundation of general and applied science, research methods, technical writing, and human relations and development.
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:
- Integrate individual perspective with psychological concepts and theories in written work.
- Apply psychological concepts, theories, and appropriate tests and measures to real-world cases and situations.
- Critique scholarly articles from peer-reviewed Psychology journals with regard to strengths and weaknesses of research design, content, and generalizability.
- Analyze aspects of ethics and multicultural diversity as they relate to practice in the psychological profession.
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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.
Students may select electives from courses not used to meet other requirements. Students must take into consideration the 36-semester hour upper-division requirement when selecting courses.
Students Seeking Entrance into a Future Master's Program
Many students enroll in an undergraduate degree in psychology with the intent of pursuing a career as a licensed counselor or social worker. Licensure is required for these careers with an advanced degree usually necessary to become licensure-eligible. In these cases, the undergraduate degree in psychology serves as a preparatory step toward earning an advanced degree in a psychology-related field of study. CSU does not offer an advanced degree in psychology. Therefore, students considering this educational path must continue their studies at another institution upon completion of the undergraduate degree at CSU.
In order to ensure that the CSU degree program will qualify for entrance into the desired graduate program, CSU recommends consultation with any institutions in which a student may desire to transfer as well as a review of its state requirements. To determine the best option, each student is encouraged to speak with his or her Academic Advisor.
Students interested in continuing into a master’s program in psychology are encouraged to take the following recommended electives:
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Upon completion of your bachelor's degree in Psychology at CSU, the University of West Alabama has articulated acceptance into their Master of Science in Experimental Psychology degree program. For specific information regarding this agreement, please see the information at the following link: UWA Articulation Agreement