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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.S./B.S.

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Professors: David Foster, Ethan McMahan, Lauren Roscoe, Chehalis Strapp, Tamina Toray
Associate professors: Jaime Cloud
Assistant professors: Kathy Espino-Pérez, Alicia Ibaraki, Dan McCarthy, Jay Schwartz


Create lifelong learners in psychology utilizing the scientist-practitioner model. Graduates of our program will understand the scientific foundations of the discipline and the core knowledge/concepts in the field. Graduates will also be able to apply psychology to solve human difficulties; at both personal levels with self and others and at a community level with the issues and problems that face us as a society, a nation and a world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  2. Apply scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods to critically analyze human behavior.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and/or apply ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  4. Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Core Courses

Minimum of 40 upper division credits and a maximum of 16 lower division credits.

Elective Credits: 20

Chosen with an adviser’s assistance. Maximum 4 credits of P/NC coursework including PSY 399 , PSY 406 , PSY 409  or PSY 411  can count as electives in the psychology major. PSY 410  can not be counted as an elective in the psychology major.  In addition to courses with the PSY prefix, the following gerontology courses can count as electives for the major:

Total Credits: 56


Psychology majors must have a grade of C- or better in courses that are used to satisfy the major requirements.

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