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Academic Planning and Outcomes

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Academic Planning

BS in Psychology: Students must complete all of the major degree requirements.  In addition, students must complete 8 credits in the natural sciences or math (BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS) beyond their general education courses.  EXHP 162 and EXHP 162L cannot be sued to satisfy the additional science requirement.

BA in Psychology: Students must complete all of the major degree requirements.  In addition, students must complete the foreign language requirements as stated in the Academic Policies section of the University catalog beyond their general education courses.  This requirement includes completion of the second level of a foreign language, or completion of FL 100 and ANTHR/ENG 106, or completion of the first and second level of American Sign Language.

BA and BS advising sheets created by the department for majors are available in the Psychology lobby. Please stop by to review the sheets prior to your advising appointment.

Major Requirements:  A total of 42 hours in psychology is required for the major.  Psychology majors should consult a faculty advisor who will assist in selecting psychology courses to complete the major.

Please see the Catalog for additional course information.​​​​​​

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge Base of Psychology – Psychology students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Research Methods of Psychology – Psychology Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Communication Skills – Psychology Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Information and Technological Literacy – Psychology students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers for a variety of academic purposes.
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology – Psychology students will use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavioral processes.
  • Sociocultural Awareness – Psychology students will understand the complexity of sociocultural diversity.
  • Career Planning and Development – Psychology students will graduate with ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge and skills in advanced educational and occupational pursuits.

 As a Psychology major, you will be able to…

  • Apply skills in the use of parametric and nonparametric statistics in a public forum such as an oral presentation or a poster session.
  • Apply skills in the use of between-subjects or within-subjects research designs for completing an empirically-based research study.
  • Apply skills in the diagnosis and therapy of maladaptive behaviors to individuals and groups in a clinical setting.
  • Application of skills in the use of SPSS to analyze, summarize, and report data in an empirically-based research study.
  • Application of skills in tradition and contemporary counseling and psychotherapy for those students who have selected to study psychology with a clinical focus.

Psychology Department

Faculty and Staff

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