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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Psychology


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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Psychology focuses on the scientific study of behavior as it is influenced by physical, cognitive, emotional, environmental factors, and includes the analysis of behavior problems and disorders. This comprehensive program of study emphasizes instruction in the principles of the subfields of psychology which include human developmental stages, abnormal, educational, counseling theories, personality theories, psychological measurement, physiological psychology, statistical research, and research methodology in psychology. Students complete a senior empirical research thesis which prepares them for success in graduate programs of their choice. The graduate programs often include social work, clinical mental health counseling, guidance counseling, psychiatric services, behavioral services, law, and education. Students are required to complete Psychology Field Experience in mental health and often obtain entry-level employment with the agencies.

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