The Psychology Department offers courses that are based on the study of psychological issues from a Lifespan perspective. The major provides a broadbased education that includes critical thinking, scientific experimentation, statistical analysis and problem solving. Psychology is also a strong foundation for graduate work, whether in the field of psychology or other fields such as medicine or law because it teaches analytical thinking and writing, ethical and unbiased data analysis, and sound scientific methodology.
A psychology major prepares students to enter the human services field in a support capacity. The advanced training allows students to obtain positions such as school counselors, forensic psychologists, research psychologists, and organizational psychologists. In all cases, psychology majors often work one-on-one with families, individual adults, and children to teach coping methods and life management skills and to change maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field of psychology are expected to grow 12% by 2018. School psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology are expected to be particularly popular. In the near future, hospitals, schools, social service agencies, and substance abuse treatment centers will have more job openings requiring psychology degrees.BACHELOR OF ARTS (120 CREDITS)
Core Requirements (40 credits):
*If a student is exempt from College Math, he or she is required to take another math course.
Requirements for major (22 credits):
Psychology electives 4 courses from the following: