The Bachelor of Science in Psychology equips students with skills in critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative research and the ability to interact effectively with groups of people from diverse backgrounds. This degree has an additional focus on math and science coursework.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
As part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, you will be trained to be an independent thinker and active participant in a rapidly changing world. Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program are presented in the context of cultural, socio-historical and transnational issues, enabling you to understand the relationships among psychology and other social and behavioral sciences.
The program will also teach you to develop skills in writing, critical thinking and quantitative and qualitative research methods, to round out your preparation for your future career or graduate studies. As an undergraduate student, you may add practical experiences to enrich your Psychology degree program of study through service learning, internships, and research with individual faculty members.
This program provides a diverse curriculum of basic and applied courses in various perspectives of the psychology field, including clinical, cognitive systems, behavioral neuroscience, cross-cultural, developmental, organizational, and social psychology, as well as interdisciplinary fields such as health psychology and law psychology. You will learn from nationally renowned faculty, including psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and political scientists. Course requirements include completion of foreign language credits and upper-division courses within the Global Awareness or Cultural Diversity designation as well as a focus on science and math courses.
Your preference, skills and future goals may help you determine whether you should pursue a BA or BS in psychology. The BA has a wider breadth of exploration in the various fields of psychology and more elective course options. The BA degree can be considered the practitioner route for students who wish to become counselors, mental health advocates and more.
The BS appeals to students who have an interest in math, science and statistics or who plan to go into very research-focused graduate programs. The BS degree can be considered as the research route for students who want to become a licensed psychologist or researcher.
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