The bachelor of science in psychology requires a total of 120 hours. Some of the courses students can expect to take in this degree program include the following:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Child Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Child Psychopathology
- Theories of Personality
Courses are also offered in special topics in areas including Forensic Psychology and Gender.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 32 hours (3 hours of social science are included in the major)
Psychology – 42 hours
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
PSYC 3093 Physiological and Comparative Psychology
PSYC 3153 Research Methods
PSYC 3183 Statistics
PSYC 3223 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 4013 Psychological Measurement
PSYC 4033 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 4043 History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC 4053 Theories of Personality
PSYC 4073 Learning
PSYC 4093 Career Planning in Psychology
9 hours of upper level psychology electives
Other Requirements – 13 hours
BIOL 3903/3901 Human Genetics/Lab
SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
3 hours of natural science or mathematics
Completion of a minor area approved by the advisor.
Completion of remaining hours to total 120 hours. Depending upon the chosen minor, student may need additional upper level hours to complete the required 40 junior/senior hours.
Minor in Psychology – 18 hours
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
15 hours of psychology electives at the junior-senior level
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Students majoring in Psychology at Southern Arkansas experience courses that establish a knowledge base in areas including statistics and research, children’s and adult’s clinical mental health, lifespan human development, learning principles, and biological psychology.
Psychology majors develop strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrate information literacy, engage in the practice of critical thinking and problem solving, along with building and applying ethical standards.
The major prepares students for a variety of careers including case management, human services, teaching, and lays a foundation for further studies at the graduate level.
To learn about careers, training events, and professional development, visit The American Psychological Association (APA) Careers page.
- Our graduates communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
- Our graduates understand diversity of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, and sexuality in their own and other cultures and societies.
- Our graduates use critical thinking to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives.
- Our students will demonstrate the use of electronic databases to conduct literature searches, and use the peer-reviewed articles to access and synthesize information.
- Our students will demonstrate knowledge of statistical analysis and date organization.
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