Psychology BA/BS

Psychology is involved in the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychologists, using the scientific method, discover and create knowledge about human beings as well as help better the human condition through psychological services. Psychologists pursue their research and human services in clinics, hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, and military and government agencies as well as a variety of other health and social services organizations.

The set of required courses in the Psychology major is congruent with guidelines of the American Psychological Association. While most sub-disciplines in the field of psychology are included in the program of study, developmental psychology, social psychology, and counseling/clinical psychology receive particular emphasis as bases for graduate study.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social Science
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting a Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

 Program Requirements

Major Courses
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
PSYC-226BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR3.00
PSYC-240HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES3.00
PSYC-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
PSYC-311ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
PSYC-320SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
PSYC-385RESEARCH METHODS3.00
PSYC-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR
INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY
PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology Selectives
Complete a minimum of 18 credits from below; 9 must be PSYC
Select 3 PSYC courses9.00
Select 9 credits from the following:9.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CULTURE AND HEALTH
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
LEADERSHIP
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATION
PERSUASION
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION THEORY
DEATH AND DYING
HUMAN SEXUALITY
STRESS MANAGEMENT
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMINOLOGY
VIOLENCE TOWARD WOMEN
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL
SOCIAL CHANGE
VIOLENCE TOWARD WOMEN
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
PRINCIPLES OF ACTING
Electives
Select 38 elective credits38.00
Total Credits83.00

No grade lower than a "C-" will be accepted for a PSYC Major Course.

Summary

General Education37
Program Requirements27
Psychology Selectives18
General Electives38
Total120