Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology (B.S.)


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Scott King, Professor of Psychology
Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 116, (540) 535-3441, [email protected]

The major in Psychology is designed to give the student a fundamental knowledge of psychological principles, theories and research. In addition, the psychology department prepares students to apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues. Students majoring in psychology will be prepared to enter a career in human services or continue study at the graduate level.

Required Core Courses for Psychology Major


Students must complete all of the following courses. 

Biological Bases of Human Behavior


Students must complete at least one (1) of the following courses. 

Foundational Influences on Human Behavior


Students must complete at least one (1) of the following courses.

Human Development


Students must complete at least one (1) of the following courses. 

Counseling and Clinical Applications


Students must complete at least one (1) of the following courses.

Open Electives


Students must complete four (4) courses of electives. Electives can include unused choices from above categories, any psychology course at or above the 300 level, and any one (1) of the courses below. 

Course Map


Proposed Course Map

Freshman Year Fall Semester

PSY 101 General Psychology (Sphere B, Behavioral /Science)

 

Freshman Year Spring Semester

MATH 207 Introduction to Statistics (Sphere A, Quantitative Literacy)

 

Sophomore Year Fall Semester

PSY 208 Research Methods in Psychology I

PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology

PSY Sub-domain or elective

 

Sophomore Year Spring Semester

PSY 222 Lifespan Development

PSY Sub-domain or elective

 

Junior Year Fall Semester

PSY Sub-domain or elective

PSY Sub-domain or elective

 

Junior Year Spring Semester

PSY Sub-domain or elective

PSY 308 Research Methods in Psychology II

 

Senior Year Fall Semester

PSY Sub-domain or elective

PSY Sub-domain or elective

 

Senior Year Spring Semester

PSY Sub-domain or elective

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