May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Psychology - Human Services Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)


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Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.
  • Exceptions to the requirements below require departmental approval. Students are encouraged to work closely with their Student Success Advisor to develop their program of study.

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Psychology strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

General Education Requirement (31-36 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 Credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 19-23 Credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


See Experiential Education  for more information.

Bachelor’s Degree Type: Arts or Science Requirement (12* or 16** Credits)


Select one degree type from either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: Most or all of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Transfer students not majoring in a math or science field may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

or

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language Requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Psychology - Human Services Curriculum Summary (52 Credits)


Methods Courses (8 Credits)


Select 8 credits from the following lecture/lab pairings*:

Note


* A given lecture/lab pairing may not be broken up or taken separately.

Developmental Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Note


PSY 1100 - Lifespan Development  is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for these developmental courses.

Abnormal Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Bio-Psychology Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Cognitive Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Social/Personality Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Diversity Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Capstone Course (3 Credits)


Free Electives (13-34 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Recommended Electives


The following courses are additional recommended electives for students who are pursuing a career in human services and/or graduate study:

Total Credits, B.A./B.S. Degree: 120


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