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All of my professors want us to take away relevant information that applies to the workplace, and they really deliver. At my job, I've noticed how I'll be working on an issue and realize I just studied that topic in class. It's great to see how the theory from our textbooks applies to real-world situations.


Shannon Boggs '11
Major: Management



Psychology Curriculum

Prerequisites

(When possible, these courses should be completed first, however the order in which coursesare taken often depends on the course schedule for each term.)
PSY 1030 Introduction to Psychology
or
PSY 1400 Child Development

Requirements for Psychology Major

PSY 2050 Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
Four PSY courses at the 2000-level
Four PSY courses at the 3000- or 4000-level
PSY 3500 Senior Seminar

Requirements in Related Areas

MATH 1150 Statistics

CONCENTRATIONS (Optional)

Optional concentrations have been designed to correspond to the major areas of study in psychology. For psychology majors, selecting a concentration is advisable if a student wishes to focus on a specific area, structure the coursework in an organized way, and/or determine whether to pursue further academic or career opportunities in a specific area. Students must take a minimum of five courses (15 or more credits) designated as appropriate to that concentration, including the required (*) core courses. Psychology students may elect to concentrate on one of the following areas:

Counseling Psychology Concentration
This concentration focuses on effective ways of helping people. Many graduate schools offer advanced degrees which teach these skills. Students with extensive field experience may also be prepared for entry level community psychology positions.
Concentration Courses
PSY 2090 Personality*
PSY 2205 Dysfunctional Families
PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology*
PSY 2330 Drugs and Behavior
PSY 2500 Behavior Change: Theory and Practice
PSY 3020 Psychological Tests
PSY 3110 Psychoanalytic Psychology
PSY 3120 Counseling Theory*

Developmental Psychology Concentration
This concentration focuses on the ways people change over the lifespan. It is of special interest to those who wish to work with individuals at all stages of the life cycle and/or who seek an understanding of ways to promote their own growth or that of others.
Prerequisite:
PSY 1400 Child Development
Concentration Courses
PSY 2060 Aging and the Life Cycle
PSY 2100 Adolescent Psychology*
PSY 2106 Psychology of Women
PSY 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement*
PSY 2200 Behavior Disorders of Children
PSY 2250 Psychology of Family Life
PSY 2400 Human Development*
PSY 2450 Human Sexuality
PSY 3110 Psychoanalytic Psychology
PSY 3130 Brain and Behavior
PSY 3300 Moral Development
PSY 3600 Issues in Aging

Gerontology Concentration
This program prepares students for entry-level care-taking and administrative positions working with and for the elderly. Knowledge and skills are developed to help students advance in the workplace or through graduate studies.

Concentration Courses:
PSY 2060 Aging and the Life Cycle
PSY 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement
PSY 2400 Human Development
PSY 3350 Health Psychology
PSY 3450 Internship in Gerontology
Note: The internship may be waived for students who have completed NSG 3983: Senior Practicum in a Geriatric setting.
PSY 3600 Issues in Aging

Related Requirements:
SOC 2410 Working with Individuals

Select at least one of the following:
BIOL 1075/1175 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 1085/1185 Anatomy and Physiology II
COM 2150 Health Communication
MGT 2263 Health Care Law

Health Psychology Concentration
This concentration is valuable to students who wish to improve health related behaviors or who anticipate working with individuals in a helping relationship. It would also be beneficial to students who are planning to do graduate work in psychology or in another field in which health is an important component.
Prerequisite:
PSY 1030 Introduction to Psychology
Concentration Courses
PSY 2070 Motivation
PSY 2330 Drugs and Behavior*
PSY 2450 Human Sexuality
PSY 2500 Behavior Change: Theory and Practice*
PSY 3120 Counseling Theory
PSY 3130 Brain and Behavior
PSY 3200 Stress, Coping and Adaption
PSY 3350 Health Psychology*
PSY 3450 Field Experience and/or PSY 4000

Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration
This concentration is ideal for those who are interested in careers in substance abuse services or in areas where an understanding of substance abuse is an important part of job performance, such as nursing and health care, social work and psychology, law enforcement and criminal justice, college counseling and youth services. It is also relevant for students planning to pursue graduate studies in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as professional degrees in law, social work, nursing and criminal justice.
Concentration Courses
PSY 2125 Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice*
PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology*
PSY 2330 Drugs and Behavior*
PSY 3120 Counseling Theory*
PSY 3350 Health Psychology*
PSY 3450 Internship in Substance Abuse Counseling
Select one of the following
HE 2000 Community Health
SOC 2420 Working with Groups and Communities
SOC 3390 Crisis Intervention

Educational Psychology Concentration
This concentration includes courses that apply psychology to understanding how people learn in various settings. This would be of interest to students who plan to work as providers of educational services in business, industry, health or school-related settings. There are many graduate programs that offer specific training in areas such as testing, program evaluation, educational research, as well as more learning-oriented areas such as cognition and/or neuropsychology.
Prerequisite:
PSY 1400 Child Development
Concentration Courses
PSY 2200 Behavior Disorders of Children*
PSY 2250 Psychology of Family Life
PSY 2500 Behavior Change: Theory and Practice
PSY 3020 Psychological Tests
PSY 3100 Psychology of Learning*
PSY 3150 Neuropsychology of Learning Differences*


*Curriculum requirements vary depending on the number and type of credits accepted for transfer. Transfer credits are not needed to enter the program. An advisor will help you develop a personalized education plan. 

Curriculum is subject to change.  Unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credits.

 
 
 
 

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