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Park University offers two different programs in Psychology: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Psychology is both a science and an applied profession. Psychology is a broad discipline that deals with behavior and mental processes. Career opportunities include work in counseling, personnel, business, industry, research and development, advertising, college teaching, medical settings, basic research, criminal justice and government. For those students interested in becoming licensed psychologists or professional researchers, the major is designed to prepare them for possible graduate training.
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Students must complete 39 credit hours of psychology coursework and maintain a 2.0 GPA within these courses. In addition, all students must pass a written comprehensive exam in psychology.
Required core courses for Bachelors of Psychology (21 credit hours):
Elective courses (18 credit hours):
Requirements for Minor: Students must complete 18 credit hours of psychology coursework which must include PS 101, PS 306, PS 315 and PS 404.
Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology
Drawing from the discipline of counseling psychology, this interdisciplinary major provides broad training in content methodology on which a student can base the acquisition of applied skills. The degree examines the structure and function of counseling and psychology and the human activity within the context of the point of view of the individual disciplines. The required courses will include the prerequisites from advanced courses in counseling psychology.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology: Students must complete fifty-one (51) credits in the major field distributed as follows:
* Not currently offered as an Online course.
Major requirements for a degree program are established by the University catalog at the time the major is declared.