Social Psychology


Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus, in the Kansas City area as an accelerated program, online, and as an extended learning program on select campuses.

Social Psychology is an adaptable major that trains students for a wide range of career options, and it is personally useful in every facet of your life beyond mere employment. It equips you with a set of tools useful for a wide range of careers in business and industry, government, applied social research, data analysis and interpretation, policy and program implementation, the helping and service professions, or continued graduate study in psychology or sociology. The B.S. degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.


B.S. REQUIREMENTS
  • 42 hours, 2.0 Cumulative GPA

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
  • 21 hours, 2.0 Cumulative GPA
  • The 21 hours must include the following courses:
    • SO 141 - Introduction to Sociology
    • PS 101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PS/SO 301 - Social Psychology
    • SO 451 - Advanced Social Psychology
    • PS/SO 300 - Research Methods (Program specified substitution for EN 306 writing requirement.)
    • PS/SO 307 - Statistics for Social Sciences
    • Any additional Psychology or Sociology elective course

AVAILABILITY

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



Degree Requirements


Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Curriculum - Theory and Application
21
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS/SO 301 Social Psychology 3
PS 315 Theories of Personality 3
SO
141 Introduction to Sociology 3
SO 206 Social Issues in Contemporary Society 3
SO 451 Advanced Social Psychology 3
Select one of the following courses:
3
PS 121 Human Growth and Development 3
PS 205 Child Psychology 3
PS 221 Adolescent Psychology 3
PS 222 Adult Development 3
SO 329 Sociology of the Life Course 3
Core Curriculum - Research Methods and Statistics
6
PS/SO 300* Research Methods 3
PS/SO 307
Statistics for Social Sciences 3
*Program specified substitution for EN 306 writing requirement.
Core Curriculum - Professional Seminars
3
PS/SO 398 Junior Seminar 3
PS/SO 498
Senior Capstone 3
Electives - Choose at least four of the following electives: 12
PS 206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 3
SO 220 Ethical Issues in Social Sciences 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 388 Learning and Motivation 3
PS 390 Selected Topics in Psychology 1-3
PS 401 Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 402 Systems of Psychotherapy 3
PS 403 Special Problems in Psychology 3
PS 404 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PS 405 Independent Study in Psychology 1-6
PS 406 Experimental Psychology 3
PS 407 Field Placement 1-6
PS 408 Cognitive Psychology 3
PS 410 Social Influences and Persuasion 3
PS 423 Physiological Psychology 3
PS 424 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
SO 210 Social Institutions 3
SO 302 The Study of the Family 3
SO 303 Urban Sociology 3
SO 309 Sociology of Sport 3
SO 315 Minority Group Relations 3
SO 318 Military Sociology 3
SO 322 Sociology of Health and Illness 3
SO 325 Social Deviance 3
SO 326 Sociology of Conflict, War and Terror 3
SO 328 Sociology of Religion 3
SO 329 Sociology of the Life Course 3
SO 330 Sociology of Youth and Youth Cultures 3
SO 332 Dying, Death and Bereavement 3
SO 390 Topics in Sociology 3
SO 402 Independent Study in Sociology 3
SO 403 Social Theory 3
SO 421 Organizational Sociology 3
SO 425 Sociology of Work and Professions 3
SO 455 Program & Policy Evaluation 3
SO 459 Survey Methodology 3
SO 490 Special Topics in Sogy 1-4
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).