• Psychology


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    The discipline of psychology encompasses the understanding of individual human behavior in the context of our social, cultural and physical environment. Psychology is inherently interdisciplinary as it adheres to the scientific method in its approach and explores fundamental questions concerning human motivation and values.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Describe the field of psychology and psychological knowledge involving and including the scientific method, statistical principles and social aspects of behavior
    • Describe the relevance of psychological knowledge regarding interpersonal relations and society
    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    PSY201 General Psychology 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Elective / university requirements 5
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH105 Mathematics in Society or MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
    PSY202 General Psychology 4
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Elective / university requirements 5
    Term Credits: 18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Elective / university requirements 6
    Oral Communication requirement 3-4
    Social Science requirement (other than Psychology) 3-4
    Term Credits: 12-14
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH243 Statistics I 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Elective / university requirements 3
    Term Credits: 14-16
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH244 Statistics II 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 14-17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Electives / university requirements 6
    Term Credits: 13-14

    Recommended courses for Psychology majors

    Arts and Letters: PHL201-203, COMM114, R210, ENG104  or ASL201-203, JPN201-203, SPAN201-203.

    Social Science: ANTH101-103, PS200 or any PS course on AAOT list, SOC204-206.

    Lab Science: BI101-103.

    Electives: ANTH101-103, PS200 or any PS course that fulfills AAOT requirements, PSY101, PSY214, PSY216, PSY237, PSY239 or SOC204-206.