Psychology

RICHARD L. CONOLLY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

B.A. in Psychology


Many of today’s most pressing social problems relate directly to problems in behavior. Violence (at home or on the street), drug addiction and poor interpersonal relationships are just some examples of the types of issues explored in the field of psychology. Psychologists strive first to describe, understand and explain behavioral problems and also to contribute solutions to such problems, through careful collection of data, analysis of data, and development of intervention strategies.

The B.A. in Psychology provides students with a broad understanding of the principles that explain human behavior and interaction. In addition to learning the latest science and theory regarding human and nonhuman animal behavior, students in the program gain the vital skills and experience employers seek. These skills include research and writing skills, problem solving skills, and, well-developed, higher-level thinking ability as evidenced in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information.

  • Concentrate in general psychology, abnormal psychology, applied behavior analysis, applied psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience and social psychology.
  • Choose from electives in forensic psychology, psychosomatics, neuroscience, social psychology and industrial and organizational psychology.

In addition to working directly in psychology-related fields such as counseling and teaching, our students and graduates find jobs in such varied areas as public affairs, education, business, sales, service industries, health, the biological sciences and computer programming. They also work as employment counselors, correction counselor trainees, interviewers, personnel analysts, probation officers and writers.

For additional information: please see the Bulletin.

Required Courses

 

 

 

 

 

PSY  125

Contemporary Systems of Psychology

3.00

 

PSY 150

Statistics in Psychology

3.00

 

PSY 151

Experimental Psychology

4.00

 

 

Select six upper-level Psychology Courses

 

PSY

Any 6 Courses with Course Numbers >100

18.00

 

Select one (1) course from

SSC 223

Senior Capstone

3.00

SSC 224

Senior Capstone

3.00