B.S. in Psychology

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree is designed to provide students with a scientific foundation of psychology as well as in a variety of applied areas. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First-Semester 15
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 8 to 9
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics in Psychology 3
General Education Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
PSY 331  Inferential Statistics in Psychology 3
Psychology Lab Course 3
Psychology Content Course  3
General Education OR Minor Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
PSY 345  History and Systems of Psychology  3
Psychology Lab Course 3
Psychology Content Course 3
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
PSY 365  Research Methods in Psychology 
3
Psychology Lab Course 3
Psychology Content Course
3
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
Psychology Lab Course 3
Psychology Content Course
3
PSY OR Minor Courses 6
General Education OR Minor Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
PSY 460  Senior Seminar: Special Topics  OR  PSY/GEN ED/MINOR Course 3
PSY, General Education OR Minor Courses 9
PSY OR Minor Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
PSY 460  Senior Seminar: Special Topics  OR  PSY/GEN ED/MINOR Course 3
PSY, General Education OR Minor Courses 12
Total 120

42 credits of upper-level courses are required.

Required Major Courses

  • PSY 100  General Psychology
  • PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 331  Interferential Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 345  History and Systems in Psychology
  • PSY 365  Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 460  Senior Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology

Research Competency (choose 12 credits)

  • PSY 301  Sensation and Perception Lab
  • PSY 306  Cognitive Psychology Lab
  • PSY 335  Advanced Learning Lab
  • PSY 340  Psychological Measurement Lab
  • PSY 350  Principles of Behavior Modification
  • PSY 415  Childhood Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice
  • PSY 420  Social Psychology Lab
  • PSY 425  Senior Project
  • PSY 430  Physiological Psychology 
  • PSY 469  Internship (3 to 6 credits)

Psychology Electives (choose 15 credits)

Any PSY courses NOT used to complete the above requirements

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (B.A.in Psychology to M.A. in Conflict Resolution Studies) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/psychology/index.aspx