King's College - Psychology

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS PSYCHOLOGY B.A. DEGREE

(12 COURSES — 37 CREDITS)

CORE 154 counts toward both the major and minor in psychology. Normally, CORE 154 should be taken before choosing more advanced psychology courses.

CORE 154        Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSYC 220         Psychological Statistics (3)

PSYC 221         Research Methods (4)

PSYC 450         Senior Seminar (3)

Select one course from each of the following five major categories (15 credits)

Learning and Cognition

PSYC 337         Conditioning and Learning (3)

PSYC 365         Cognitive Psychology (3)

Biological Foundations of Behavior

PSYC 321         Brain and Behavior (3)

PSYC 346         Psychopharmacology (3)

PSYC 348         Sensation and Perception (3)

Developmental

PSYC 355         Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (3)

PSYC 356         Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging (3)

Personality and Psychopathology

PSYC 350         Theories of Personality (3)

PSYC 351         Psychopathology (3)

Social

PSYC 357         Social Psychology (3)

PSYC 360         Industrial Psychology (3)

Nine (9) additonal elective credits from psychology.

PSYCHOLOGY B.S. DEGREE

The same requirements listed for a B.A. degree in Psychology along with twenty-one (21) science credits selected from the following disciplines:*

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computers and Information Systems, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics

*CORE 271 through 279 may be used to satisfy sciences requirement

MINOR REQUIREMENTS — PSYCHOLOGY

(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

CORE 154        Psychological Foundations (3)

(15) credits PSYC electives

Specially designed minors are available for students in all MSB majors, and for students majoring in Criminal Justice and Education. Please consult with the Psychology Department Chair.

 

CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE MAJOR

For those students who wish to focus their psychology major around a particular subarea, the Department offers concentrations in Business/Human Resources, Clinical/Counseling, and Neurobehavioral. Topical seminars (PSY 391) are offered periodically, and may be substituted for a designated concentration course if approved by appropriate Department faculty.

 

BUSINESS/HUMAN RESOURCES CONCENTRATION

(NOTE: MSB, HRM, and MKT requirements do not count toward the psychology major.)

• Take the following electives: PSYC 338, 350, and 357; and HRM 354 and 360.

• Choose any three courses from the following list:

HRM 210, 380, 410; MKT 315, 325, 350; MSB: 200, 305, 480

 

CLINICAL/COUNSELING CONCENTRATION

• Take the following psychology electives: 346, 350, 351, 353, 355 OR 356 and 357.

• Take the Clinical Practicum (470) OR a clinical-oriented internship (499).

 

NEUROBEHAVIORAL CONCENTRATION

• Choose one Psychology course from each of the following four categories: Biological: 321 or 345.

Learning/Motivation: 337, 338, or 339

Sensory Processes: 348 or 349

Applications: 340 or 343.

• Conduct an independent research project approved by an appropriate member of the Psychology Department.

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