Psychology Major Requirements

The general objective of the psychology program is to prepare students for professional training in the field of psychology by providing an overview of the essential methods and findings of experimental, clinical, and theoretical psychology. The primary theoretical orientation of the program is behavioral although the students will be exposed to multiple theoretical orientations. The scientist-practitioner model is emphasized in applied courses. Opportunities are provided for both human and non-human experimental research through environmental manipulation.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


The Psychology Program uses the following progression sheet to track the courses that students have taken towards the degree.

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Psychology Progression Sheet (PDF)

Concord University Core Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts, with a major in psychology, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies; (2) the psychology program listed below; (3) the completion of a comprehensive exam; and (4) a program of electives or minor as worked out with a student's advisor. 

Television Courses

The Department of Psychology, in general, will not grant credit hours for the major or minor by educational television programming. Exceptions may be made with departmental consent.

Psychology Major Requirements

 39 Credit Hours

  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 2002 Professional Issues (1) 
  • PSY 212 Behavioral Statistics (3) 
  • PSY 215 Experimental Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 310 Introduction to Learning (with lab) (4) 
  • PSY 370 Physiological Psychology (with lab) (4) 
  • PSY 410 Cultural Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 412 Cognitive Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 431 History and Systems of Psychology (3) 

Note:  MATH 105 Elementary Statistics, may be substituted for PSY 212 Behavioral Statistics

Psychology Electives

12 Credit Hours

Note: Psychology majors may select only 3 credit hours of electives from Group I and must select at least 3 hours of electives from Group III.

Group I

  • PSY 203 Human Sexuality (3) 
  • PSY 205 Child and Adolescent Development (3) 
  • PSY 228 Survey of Drug Use and Abuse (3) 
  • PSY 229 Health Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 240 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3) 

Group II

  • PSY 200 Basic Learning (3) 
  • PSY 270 Psychology Research (1) 
  • PSY 322 Personality (3) 
  • PSY 330 Evolutionary Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 350 Special Topics in Psychology (1-3) 
  • PSY 365 Sensation and Perception (3) 
  • PSY 402 Animal Behavior (3) 
  • PSY 407 Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3) 
  • PSY 422 Abnormal Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 430 Behavior Disorders of Childhood (3) 
  • PSY 450 Seminar in Contemporary Psychology (1-3) 
  • PSY 470 Independent Study (1-6) 
  • PSY 471 Independent Study (1-6) 

Group III

  • PSY 415 Advanced Experimental Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 420 Psychological Testing (3) 
  • PSY 455 Psychology Practicum (3-15)