Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Elective Credit

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS

Major

60 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
PSY 2150
Psychology as a Science and Profession
3

Reviews professions within psychology and application of psychology to other professions. Examines the major historical events and figures relevant to the development of psychology. Students will work to refine and develop their APA writing skills, as well as build on their understanding of research methods and ethics critical to the advancement of psychology. Career options for undergraduate psychology majors will be explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010, PSY 1010

PSY 2210
Developmental Psychology
3

Examines changes that occur across the human lifespan, from conception to end of life. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 2510
Cognitive Psychology
3

Explores the psychology of thought, including reception of information, short- and long-term storage, perception, memory, concept formation, language acquisition, problem solving, imagination, and creativity. How people acquire, process, store, and use information will also be explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150, PSY 2210

PSY 3110
Abnormal Psychology
3

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3550
Personality Psychology
3

Surveys major studies of personality and theories related to personality development. Discusses how interpersonal behavior is influenced by individual differences and various personality characteristics. Students will be provided opportunities to analyze the results of personality indicators. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150, PSY 2210

PSY 3660
Research Methods I
3

Provides a foundation for understanding research in the field of psychology. Significant focus on understanding the use and application of quantitative research methods, with a brief introduction to qualitative methods. Students will implement strategies to critically read and evaluate research. Students will explore common research designs, methods, quantitative data analysis, APA standards, and ethical considerations relevant to psychological research. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010, MTH 2750, PSY 2150

PSY 3670
Research Methods II
3

Students continue to gain knowledge and demonstrate appropriate use of research tools, research planning and design, methodologies, and communication of the results using APA standards. Focuses on common qualitative methods, an introduction of mixed methodology, and writing a research proposal. Basic qualitative data analysis methods are explored and practiced. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 3660

PSY 3810
Cross Cultural Psychology
3

Examines how cultural and social structures influence thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Some topics include cultural identity development, group values, social and cultural aspects of various groups, and barriers to effective communication and collaboration. Different ethnic groups within Eastern and Western cultures will be explored. Recent psychological research relevant to cultural psychology will be explored. Strategies for improved understanding and productivity in our increasingly diverse world will be discussed. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2210, PSY 3670

PSY 3910
Biological Psychology
3

Studies of human brain structure and activity, biochemical and electrical processes, neural patterns, and hormones that underlie human thoughts and behavior. Development of the nervous system, sensory processing of touch and pain, as well as motor control and plasticity will be explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2210, PSY 3670

PSY 4010
Social Psychology
3

Presents a study of individuals in the social context in which they live. Topics such as attitudes and attitude change, altruism, effects of being in a group, conformity, obedience, persuasion, and interpersonal attraction are studied.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 4310
Physiological Psychology
3

Studies how brain function and physiological processes influence thoughts and behavior. Primary topics include sensation and perception, regulation processes, emotions, psychopathology, learning and memory, attention, and language. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 3910

PSY 4450
Motivation and Emotion
3

Explores biological, physiological, and psychological processes related to emotion and motivation. Students will examine various types of motivation as well as theories of emotion and motivation. Some additional topics include autonomy, goal setting, beliefs, needs, and social regulation. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 4310

PSY 4610
Learning and Memory
3

Surveys the basic concepts of learning and memory. Topics include brain function and structures related to learning and memory, types of memory, executive control, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning theory. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2510, PSY 4310

PSY 4910
Senior Seminar: Psychology
3

Represents the capstone experience for senior psychology majors. The course integrates knowledge, foundational concepts, and skills used in psychological research. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the competencies gained from courses taken throughout the undergraduate program, as well as explore their post-graduation goals. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Select 6 Courses from the Following:

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COURSE TITLE
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PSY 1010
Human Relations
3

Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

PSY 2010
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
3

Examines the background, theory, and process of cognitive behavioral therapy. Topics include maladaptive thought patterns and cognitive behavioral therapy solutions, several expressions of cognitive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy applications to common problems such as fear, anger, addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 2110
Psychology of Death and Dying
3

Equips students with a psychological foundation of theories related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1010 or PSY 1110

PSY 2250
Psychology of Drug Use and Addiction
3

Reviews primary categories of legal and illegal drugs and substances. Examines the behavior and mental processes associated with drug use and addiction. Explores environmental, biological, and psychological factors that influence drug use, addiction, and recovery. Various treatment options are discussed. Careers related to substance abuse treatment will be discussed. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150, PSY 2210

PSY 2310
Industrial Organizational Psychology
3

Explores psychological foundations, theories, models, and applications related to selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, organizational culture, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1010 or PSY 1110

PSY 2410
Theories of Counseling
3

Provides a foundation for understanding the field of counseling. This course examines what counselors do; the qualities of effective counseling; and basic concepts of the most influential theories of modern counseling, considering the strengths and weaknesses of each. It also examines legal, ethical, and cross-cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3010
Forensic Psychology
3

Explores the application of psychology to legal issues and the justice system. Examines major areas of forensic psychology research with focus on police, court, and community settings. Some topics include interrogation, criminal investigation, eyewitness testimony, jury selection, determining competency in court settings, custody and guardianship issues, and risk assessment. Careers related to forensic psychology will be explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150

PSY 3050
Health Psychology
3

Explores human health and illness from a biopsychosocial framework. Applies psychological concepts, models, and theories to examine illness prevention and recovery, as well as explore perceptions of illness. Some topics include stress, coping, pain, and behaviors that contribute to wellbeing or illness. Students will discuss strategies to improve healthy habits and wellness. Careers related to health psychology will be explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150

PSY 3150
Community Psychology
3

Examines the historical background, research basis, and guiding principles related to the practice of community psychology. Topics include social change and justice, stress and resilience, professional judgment, and ethics. Addresses systems issues and professional applications to social services, mental health, healthcare, schools, and law enforcement. Future implications for the practice of community psychology are considered. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150

PSY 3210
Psychology of Disability
3

Explores types of disabilities from the individual, family, and caregiver perspectives. Topics include stereotypes and myths, legal issues/laws, coping with disability, and models of practice. Common challenges and solutions associated with disability across various social contexts are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3350
Human Sexuality
3

Analyzes the anatomical, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of a wide range of topics in the area of human sexuality. Course emphasis is on developing understanding and awareness of variations of sexual expression and the role of sexuality throughout the various phases of the life cycle.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1010 or PSY 1110

PSY 3410
Child Psychology
3

Explores human development from conception through late childhood, with an emphasis on physical, mental, social, and emotional growth. Developmental processes of socialization, cognition, emotional growth, and personality development are examined. Theories about child development are assessed. Research findings on issues and disorders common to children are considered.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2210

PSY 3510
Adolescent Psychology
3

Studies the nature of adolescent behavior and its underlying dynamics. The emphasis is on establishing skills necessary to work with this group. Areas of focus include physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of adolescents. Research findings on issues and disorders common to adolescents are considered.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3610
Psychology of Gender
3

Explores the bio/psycho/social influences that contribute to gender similarities and differences. Historical and current theories, myths, and stereotypes will be reviewed. Additional gender related topics include stereotypical roles, identity, cultural influences, attitudes, communication, education, emotions, friendships/relationships, health, sexuality, and work. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2150, PSY 2210

PSY 4050
Psychopharmacology
3

Studies the history and development of psychopharmacological agents, their effects on the biochemistry of the human being, the legitimate use of medications, and their importance for treatment. Topics include a review of the classes of psychotropic drugs, drug overdose, the side effects and interactions of psychotropic drugs, and drug tolerance.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 3110

PSY 4110
Clinical Methods in Mental Healt h
3

Examines the multiple careers and settings associated with mental health treatment. Topics include assessment, interviewing, types of counseling, treatment of different populations, legal issues, and ethical considerations within the mental health treatment setting. Treatment interventions, least restrictive options, and prevention will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2410, PSY 3110

PSY 4150
Gerontology
3

Explores aging from the individual, family, and caregiver perspectives. Focuses on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development in late adulthood. Topics include stereotypes and myths, legal issues/laws, common psychological and physical disorders, end of life decisions, relationships, and careers, as well as the dying process, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2210

WRK 3010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 160-hour bachelor's level, learning experience in a technical environment structured to allow students to further develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students must achieve 70% or better in all coursework and 70% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

General Education

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

HUM 4010
Philosophy of Ethics
3

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 2750
Statistical Methods
3

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 or MTH 1110

PSY 1110
General Psychology
3

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

SPK 2110
Group Dynamics
3

Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 2010

Select 1 Course from the Following: Science Elective

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HSC 1110
Introduction to Healthcare
3

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

HSC 1210
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1211

HSC 1220
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210, HSC 1211

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1221

HSC 1250
Introduction to Disease
3

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

HSC 2150
Pathophysiology
3

Examines general disease mechanisms with an emphasis on the disease processes within each body system.

HSC 2210
Nutrition
3

Teaches students how the logic of science is applied to basic nutrition concerns, including food groups and recommended nutritional guidelines.

HSC 2310
Biochemistry
3

Provides an overview of biochemical structures and reactions that occur in living systems. Emphasis is placed on the areas of energy, proteins, and catalysis as well as metabolism and molecular genetics.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 or MTH 1110

HSC 2410
Microbiology
3

Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A laboratory may be taken concurrently with the lecture course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2411

HSC 3110
Health Law and Regulations
3

Addresses legal issues, restraints, and problems arising from organization and delivery of healthcare services. Topics to be included are: tort law; hospital, physician, nurse, and other health professional's liability; informed consent; medical records; legal reporting obligations; abortion; autopsy, donation and experimentation; sterilization and artificial insemination; euthanasia; patient rights and responsibilities; labor relation; insurance; trial procedures; and restraint of trade are topics which are included.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110

HSC 3150
Planning and Evaluation of Health Services
3

Researches and examines the steps to planning, implementation, and evaluation of health services. Includes the development of measurable objectives and the compilation and presentation of a report.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110

HSC 4010
Healthcare Administration
3

Studies the basic principles of healthcare administration including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. The emphasis will be on administration of hospitals, organizational structure, trustee responsibility, medical staff relationships, third-party payors, and fiscal management.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110, HSC 3110, HSC 3150

HSC 4110
Seminar in Health Issues
3

Studies current healthcare issues such as managed care, health insurance, foreign healthcare systems, and the policies of healthcare. Individual or group projects will be a component of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110, HSC 3110, HSC 4010, HSC 4210, HSC 4310, HSC 3150

HSC 4210
Ethics for Health Professionals
3

Examines the current ethical issues in the healthcare system. Problems and conflicts posed by interpersonal, professional, and client relationships as well as business considerations will be discussed. Ethical issues explored may include right to live, right to die, transplants, informed consent, sterilization, abortion, and human experimentation.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110, HSC 3110, HSC 3150

HSC 4310
Health System Finance
3

Examines basic accounting principles and finance in healthcare settings. Considerations in budgetary preparation will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1110, HSC 3110, HSC 3150

SCI 2150
Integrated Physics
3

Introduces the principles of physics. Concepts explored include mechanical, fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal systems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110, MTH 1120, MTH 1210

SCI 2460
General Chemistry
4

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Also introduced are molecular structures, chemical equilibrium, the chemistry of solutions and solubility, reduction and oxidation reactions, as well as, acids and bases. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1060 or MTH 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
SCI 2460L

SCI 2510
General Physics I
4

Includes Newton’s laws, conservation laws, applications of Newtonian mechanics, and thermodynamics. This is the first calculus-based general physics course for science and engineering majors. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1510

Concurrent requisite(s):
SCI 2510L

SCI 2520
General Physics II
4

Includes electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, optics, and foundations of modern physics. This is the second calculus-based general physics course for science and engineering majors. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2510, SCI 2510, SCI 2510L

Concurrent requisite(s):
SCI 2520L

SCI 3210
Principles of Astronomy
3

Provides a comprehensive introduction to astronomy. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and history of astronomy. Astronomical laboratory investigations are part of the course.

SCI 4510
Environmental Science
3

Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

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