The Psychology major prepares students for graduate study as well as for careers where strong human services skills are necessary. Students may take approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) courses which are indicated with an asterisk (*) below. To earn the PLADC credential, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination. PLADC classes are only offered on campus due to State Licensing regulations.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate a knowledge base in psychology that includes key concepts, theories, findings and trends.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of research methods in psychology, including how to design studies and analyze and interpret data.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate the use of critical thinking skills, especially in application of critical thinking to psychological issues.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate the ability and predisposition to apply psychology to relevant personal and social issues.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of psychology’s values, including but not limited to gaining comfort with ambiguity, considering evidence, and adhering to ethical principles in teaching, research, and practice.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate the use of technology to evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained from a variety of sources.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing using APA format, in presenting, and interpersonally.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural issues.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate the ability to use psychology to improve one’s self.
- Producing graduates who can demonstrate how to develop a realistic plan for how psychology will inform one’s future career plans.
Guidebook to Psychology and Mental Health Careers in Public Service: www.learnpsychology.org/resources/psychology-and-public-service/
PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 250 Human Growth and Development*
PSYC 305 Social Psychology
PSYC 320 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 330 Research Methods
PSYC 345 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 410 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 440 Biological Psychology
PSYC 431 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSYC 450 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 495 Seminar in Psychology
Required Program Prerequisites:
CMIS 101 Information Systems Concepts and Applications
SOC 201 Principles of Sociology
Requirements for Psychology (Select 8):
BUS 373 Organizational Behavior
BUS 380 Human Resources Management
BUS 381 Employee Training and Development
BUS 493 Leadership of Teams and Organizations
CJUS 110 Survey of Criminal Justice
CJUS 360 Criminology
CJUS 385 Victimology
CJUS 490 Comparative Justice and Human Services Systems
CJUS 491 International Field Experience
CMIS 300 Information Systems Management
CMIS 410 Web Page Development and Programming
CMIS 420 Database Development and Programming
EDUC 365 Child Abuse and Neglect Detection
EDUC 533 Classroom Management and Leadership**
EDUC 570 Attachment and the Defiant School Child**
HP 301 Analysis of Evil I
HP 302 Analysis of Evil II
PSYC 300 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
PSYC 380 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 420 Social Influence, Compliance, and Obedience
PSYC 441 Psychology Internship
PSYC 442 Psychology Internship
SOC 255 Diversity Issues in the United States
SOC 300 Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 340 The Family
COUN 300 Professional Ethics *
COUN 310 Techniques of Counseling*
COUN 320 Assessment, Evaluation and Casework Management*
COUN 330 Diversity Issues in Counseling*
COUN 390 Group Work*
COUN 410 Addictions*
COUN 420 Medical & Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency*
COUN 430 Field Work Practicum
SPED 500 Inclusionary Practices for Special Education**
SPED 540 Behavior Management**
*Approved Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) courses. To earn PLADC, in addition to completing the required courses, students must complete 300 hours of supervised field experience and pass the required examination.
**Graduate courses taken for the Bachelor degree will not count toward the Master’s degree program.
Career or Vocational Counselor
School Psychologist, Counselor
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Studies
Federation for Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Society for Community Research and Action
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
Society of Experimental Social Psychology