Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The BA in Psychology provides students with a knowledge base in psychology, trains them in scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills, prepares them to consider ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world, develops their communication skills, and provides them with adequate professional development to apply psychological knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. The program covers foundation courses in psychology; namely: Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Biopsychology, Psychological Measurements, Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. The program also offers courses that focus on the psychological applications in the fields of education, industry, and health.
- To provide students with knowledge of basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and current and historical trends psychology.
- To train students to apply critical/creative thinking as well as scientific research skills.
- To train students to provide basic psychological services under supervision.
- To prepare students to apply ethical and social responsibilities in their work as well as research.
- To provide students with necessary skills to communicate effectively with diverse individuals/ groups and situations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe key concepts, principles, and main themes in psychology.
- Apply scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
- Conduct basic psychological research individually and in teams.
- Apply updated ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
- Demonstrate effective writing and presenting skills for different purposes.
- Analyze psychological information and data using variety of sources and statistical software.
- Communicate efficiently psychological reports and information to concerned parties.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. Ch: 33)
Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch:6)
Psychology Major (Req. Ch: 48)
Minors (Req. CH: 36)
|Minor (1) (18 hours
(Students can either take Minor (2) or 18 credit hours from any free elective courses.) (18 hours
Free Electives (Req. Ch: 3)
|Free Electives (3 hours