Bachelor of Science Degree - Psychology

Degree Requirements:

  • General Education Courses
  • Major Courses
  • Minor Courses
  • Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

 

The Student Learning Outcomes for the Psychology Program address seven categories of importance to the disciplinary field:

 

1. History and Future

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

1. Describe the historical development of major theories in the field of psychology and use this understanding to guide career decisions and facilitate effective civic engagement.  (this Learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III V, VI, and VII.)

 

II. Critical Thinking and Research

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

2. Demonstrate competence in basic research techniques, including critical thinking and decision making, use of APA writing and ethical guidelines, and display of transferable skills such as those for group presentations, writing, and project development.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

 

III. Developmental Psychology

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

3. Describe key lifespan theories and apply this knowledge to self-understanding, other-understanding, and professional settings. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)

 

IV. Psychopathology

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

4. Summarize the characteristics and etiologies of the major psychopathologies in psychology. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI.)

 

V. Personality Theories

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

5. Describe, integrate, and analyze major theories of personality and apply them in leadership and interactive experiences. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

 

VI. Social and health Psychology

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

6. Describe the effects of social, health, diversity, and environmental factors on individual behavior and safety decisions.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, and VI.) 

 

VII. Biological Psychology

 

Graduates of the Psychology Program will

 

7. Describe and analyze the biological basis of behavior. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

 

Students' achievement of these program outcomes is assessed with multiple measures at points throughout the program. Program assessment tools specify indicators that are related to each outcome and that are aligned with the seven Institutional Learning Outcomes for Dickinson State University.

Requirements

Basic Core Requirements for Psychology Major

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 260History and Systems

3

PSYC 320Health Psychology

3

PSYC 335Biological Psychology

3

PSYC 345Research and Experimentation In Psychology I

3

PSYC 346Research and Experimentation in Psychology II

3

PSYC 355Psychology of Learning

3

PSYC 365Social Psychology

3

PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology

3

 

PSYC 375Theories of Personality

3

Or

PSYC 375HTheories of Personality

3

 

PSYC 491Psychology Seminar

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

PSYC 497Psychology Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

Select three credits from the following:

PSYC 240Human Sexuality

3

PSYC 270Psychology of Dreams

3

PSYC 289Group Dynamics

3

PSYC 292Experimental Course

1-4

PSYC 332Psychological Assessment

3

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC 410Counseling Psychology

3

PSYC 492Experimental Course

1-4

Total Credit Hours: 46