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Psychology is a fascinating, multi-dimensional field of study and professional practice.

Students who declare this major learn the various subfields of the discipline and are prepared to take their place in prominent graduate degree programs at major institutions across the nation. Should you select Psychology as your major, you will be linked with an advisor who will guide you through an efficient course selection process. You will have the opportunity to become actively engaged in research activities, the Psychology Club, and the “Last Thursday” events. These are designed to expand your knowledge and assist you with successful matriculation through the program.

MEET FACULTY

MAJORS:

  • Psychology (B.S.)
  • Psychology (B.A.)

MINORS:

  • Correctional Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • The Psychology Club

SOME COURSES YOU MAY TAKE:

PY 101 : Principles of Psychology

This course is designed for non-psychology majors. In this course the student will explore the science of psychology. Concepts include but are not limited to: emotion, motivation, neurological and cognitive processing, brain development, learning, sex and gender, health and stress, memory, human development, personality, sensation, perception, social psychology, measurement and experimental methods, psychological disorders and therapies.

3 HOURS

PY 361 : Marriage and the Family

This course is a survey of the family in society. Students explore how the family is impacted by changing societal trends. Students will explore relationship formation, marriage, parenting, family stressors, and marital disruption from a spiritual perspective. Prerequisite: PY 101 or SO 101.

3 HOURS

PY 430 : Psychological Testing

A course designed to familiarize students with the history of the development of psychological testing, the theory behind it, and the various objective and projective instruments used to assess intellectual and personality functioning. Prerequisite: PY 101.

3 HOURS

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