Psychology Concentration Objectives
Students in the Psychology concentration will:
- Knowledge Base: describe key concepts, principles and overarching themes in psychology; develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains; and describe applications of psychology.
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking: use reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena; demonstrate psychology information literacy; engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving; interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research; and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
- Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; build and enhance interpersonal relationships; and adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
- Communication: demonstrate effective writing for different presentation purposes; exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes; and interact effectively with others.
- Professional Development: apply psychological content and skills to career goals; exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation; refine project-management skills; enhance teamwork capacity; and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.
Students in the Psychology concentration will take:
|Introduction to Psychology|
or PSY 263
|Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology|
|Foundational Perspective Courses|
|Students must take at least one course from 3 of the 5 Foundational Perspectives:|
|Child and Adolescent Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Social and Cultural Context Perspective|
|Cognition and Learning Perspective|
|Judgement and Decision Making|
|Introduction to Neuroscience|
|Drugs and Behavior|
|Introduction to Psychopathology|
|Counseling Theory and Practice|
|Two Elective Courses|
|Electives can be taken from any remaining courses in the Perspectives above or from any of the courses listed below:|
|Psychology of Personality|
|Environmental Psychology *|
|Applied Psychology *|
|Positive Psychology *|
|Research Methods in Psychology *|
|Industrial and Organization Psychology|
|Research Methods in Psychology II: Psychological Research and Statistics *|
|The Design Thinking Process *|
|Gender in Childhood *|
|Exercise and Sport Psychology|
|Psychological Testing and Assessment *|
|Directed Study in Psychology|
At least two (2) courses must be taken at the 400 level.
At least one (1) course must be research intensive, as designated by *
No more than one (1) course can be transferred from another institution.