Psychology


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus, online, and as an extended learning program on select campuses.

For those students interested in becoming licensed psychologists or professional researchers, the Psychology major is designed to prepare them for possible graduate training. This degree requires a minimum of 122 total credit hours to graduate.


REQUIREMENTS
  • 42 hours
  • 2.0 Cumulative GPA

AVAILABILITY

Parkville, 16-Week   Online Accelerated   Extended 8-Week Accelerated



Degree Requirements


Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Curriculum 27
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS/SO 307 Statistics for Social Sciences 3
PS/SO 300 Research Methods 3
PS
315 Theories of Personality 3
PS/SO 398 Junior Seminar 1
PS 404 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PS 406 Experimental Psychology 3
PS 407 Field Placement in Psychology 1-6
PS/SO 498 Senior Capstone in Psychology 2
Select one of the following courses:
3
PS 388
Learning and Motivation 3
PS 408 Cognitive Psychology 3
PS 423 Physiological Psychology 3
Select at least five of the following electives:
15
PS 121
Human Growth and Development 3
PS 205 Child Psychology 3
PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 3
PS 221 Adolescent Psychology 3
PS 222 Adult Development and Aging 3
PS/SO 301 Social Psychology 3
PS 302 Tests and Measurements 3
PS 303 Career Counseling and Development 3
PS 309 Human Sexuality 3
PS 317 Psychology of Language 3
PS 341 Positive Psychology 3
PS 358 Applied Behavioral Analysis 3
PS 361 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PS 363 Psychology of Sport 3
PS 381 Psychology of Gender 3
PS 390 Special Topics in Psychology 3
PS 401 Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy 3
PS 403 Special Problems in Psychology 3
PS 405 Independent Study in Psychology 3
PS 407 Field Placement (additional credits beyond core requirement) 1-6
PS 410 Social Influences and Persuasion 3
PS 424 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
Total Hours 42


Senior Examination

The comprehensive examination will be required for all B.A. Psychology and B.S. Social Psychology students. For those students entering catalog years 2009 forward, it will be embedded in the PS/SO498 capstone course. It will be worth 25% of the student's grade in that course. The student will be able to take the comprehensive examination up to 3 times in a term and the highest score will be used for their grade in the course. For students in catalog year 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 must pass with a minimum score of 70%; and 2008-2009 must pass with a minimum score of 60%; the COEX is a proctored examination (closed book; 2 hour limit).