The study of psychology is, of course, about the brain—about how we behave, about interactions we have with others, about how we cope. For many of our students, though, it is also about how we can learn to help others lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
It’s for that reason that our bachelor’s degree in psychology program emphasizes the whole person—mental, behavioral, emotional and spiritual, giving our students the tools they need to succeed in mental health professions that are both emotionally taxing and incredibly rewarding.
Our world-class faculty also stresses compassionate practice and individualized mentorship opportunities. And as a program, we seek to: Broaden student perspectives and life experiences, emphasize multicultural-attuned teaching and learning, and stress service learning opportunities.
In our program, students can choose from traditional or online coursework. Either way, participants will get a broad understanding of psychological concepts, including counseling theory, applied psychology, cross-cultural psychology and research methods.
Graduates of our program are prepared to seek advanced degrees in psychology, including Chaminade’s master of science in counseling psychology. Other potential career options include in the fields of business, medicine, education, government and law.
Upon completion of the undergraduate B.S. program in Psychology, students will be able to:
- Students will identify key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
- Students will exhibit the value of adaptation and change through the critical thinking process of interpretation, design, and evaluation of psychological research.
- Students will exhibit effective writing and oral communication skills within the context of the field of psychology.
- Students will exhibit the value of educating the whole person through the description and explanation of the dynamic nature between one’s mind, body, and social influences.
Online Degree Requirements
Students working toward a bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes general education requirements, electives, pre-major requirements (if applicable) and major requirements.
- PSY 101 General Psychology
Note: English 102 and Communication 101 are prerequisites for all upper division courses.
- PSY 200 Life Span Development
- PSY 315 Behavioral Sciences Statistics
- PSY 316 Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
- PSY 322 Social Psychology
- PSY 327 Career Development in Behavioral Sciences
- PSY 406 Counseling Psychology
- PSY 424 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY 434 Organizational Psychology
- PSY 451 Health and Stress Psychology
- PSY 464 Evolutionary Psychology
- PSY 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology
- Three Elective Courses
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