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Professional Psychology

Bachelor of Science Degree

Learn psychological principles and theory and relate your knowledge to real world contexts. The Bachelor of Science in Professional Psychology enables you to interpret human behavior and develop a problem-solving methodology you'll apply to diverse populations across the lifespan.

Select an emphasis in Industrial and Organization Psychology, Lifespan Transitions, or Foundations of Counseling, each of which are fully integrated with the American Psychological Association's standards of practice. Your studies will prepare you to enter a master's degree program in counseling, management, or psychology.

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Courses in the major include:

This course provides an overview of the major theories and findings in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on the use of the scientific method to ask and answer questions about human behavior and mental processes. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course examines human development as it unfolds under the influence of three human "clocks": a physical clock, a social clock, and a psychological clock. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course examines psychological, physiological, and evolutionary explanations of perception, cognition, and behavior. In addition, current neuropsychological knowledge, the developmental perspective about neuropsychological factors in pathological conditions, and the social impact are integrated to formulate predictors of human behavior.
This course introduces students to contemporary problems and issues in psychology, problem analysis, and the ways in which psychology is being applied to social problems (e.g. promoting recycling, adaptive housing), health care environments, business and organizational development.
This course explores the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course examines the concepts, techniques and methods used and in the description and analysis of data and in statistical inference. Topics presented in this course are directed towards research and the analysis of experimental and survey data. Data analysis software will be used as a tool to collect, organize and process data. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course focuses on strategic human resources management, including international human resources, culture change, and organization wide transformation. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course focuses on job analysis, personnel selection, training, testing, teams, collaboration, leadership, work and family issues, employee development, and organizational health issues. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
Current topics in later life development and aging inclusive of adaptive housing, financial and personal planning, end of life decision making, major neurocognitive disorders (formerly called "dementia"), and caregiving are explored as variable associated with successful aging.
This course explores government, community, and faith based programs and services for independent older adults, individuals with age related limitations, and persons with disease in addition, students will explore how community, government, and faith based organizations address the needs of older adults in their community. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course will explore the basic theories that are the underpinnings of various counseling approaches. Behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and gestalt approaches will be presented and students will explore how these theories can provide insight into why people do what they do. The course will also help students examine mental health wellness through positive psychology. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This course combines theory and practice through case studies that focus on the ways in which the beliefs about the causes of psychological issues impacts treatment approaches. The course will include a variety of mental health practices which relate to behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and gestalt approaches. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order
This capstone course refines psychology specialty skills through one or more applied research/consulting projects. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order.

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