Psychology (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology teaches students to appreciate the value of psychological practices in a variety of contexts. The Psychology major consists of a ninety-four (94) semester hours: forty-eight (48) semester hours in the Psychology Core, six (6) hours of psychology electives, and additional hours of unrestricted electives to complete the 120 semester hour degree requirement. Students pursuing a Psychology major can also choose to complete a specialization in addictions counseling, which consists of fifteen (15) additional semester hours in psychology beyond those in the Psychology Core, and in place of psychology electives and some unrestricted electives.

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Career Options with a Bachelors in Psychology
  • Activities Director
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Loan Officer
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Management Analyst
  • Alumni Director
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Animal Trainer
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Patient Resources Reimbursement Agent
  • Career/Employment Counselor
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Career Information Specialist
  • Police Officer
  • Caseworker
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Child Welfare/Placement Caseworker
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Claims Supervisor
  • Project Evaluator
  • Coach
  • Psychiatric Aide/Attendant
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Community Worker
  • Psychological Stress Evaluator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSR)
  • Conservation Officer
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Criminal Investigator (FBI and other)
  • Recreation Leader
  • Customer Service Representative Supervisor
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Research Assistant
  • Data Base Design Analyst
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Department Manager
  • Sales Clerk
  • Disability Policy Worker
  • Social Services Aide
  • Disability Case Manager
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Employee Health Maintenance Program Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Employment Counselor
  • Veterans Contact Representative
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Veterans Counselor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Fund Raiser
  • Vocational Training Teacher
  • Health Care Facility Administrator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Human Resource Advisor
  • Writer
  • Information Specialist
  • Job Analyst

Degree Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Social Science Statistics
  • Social & Cultural Diversity
  • Psychological Tests & Measures
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Life Span Human Behavior & Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychoactive Drugs
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Theory & Individual Differences
  • Ethics and Professional Development
  • Studies in Psychology

Other Psychology Programs

Psychology (MINOR)

A minor in Psychology consists of twenty-four (24) semester hours: eighteen (18) semester hours in the Psychology Core plus six (6 ) semester hours of psychology electives at the 300 or 400 level.

Degree Courses

  • General Psychology
  • Social Science Statistics
  • Life Span Human Behavior & Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Psychology Club members participate in various campus activities as a club including Trick the Halls, an event on October 31, 8th grade jamboree, and hosting a table at various events throughout the year to raise awareness of mental health topics such as stress, suicide, and depression. Additionally, the Psychology Club participates in community service each year.

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