Program Description

This program offers a foundation in the diverse fields of psychology, social psychology and human development and behavior. The program is experience-based and it emphasizes the reciprocity of knowledge and direct application. This major can be directly applied in multiple areas of business and corporate operations, because of the breadth of its offerings. It also has direct and immediate application in human services positions. The program also provides direct insights into group interactions and communications. Upon completion of this program, students will have acquired broad knowledge of the major trends and theories in social psychology, along with a thorough understanding of its context and methods. Students will be able to discuss and apply theories of social interaction to their daily life in areas like learning, memory, cognition, development, personality, social processes, group behavior, leadership, attitudes, perception and psychopathology.

Program Objective

The purpose of this program is to introduce students to the field of psychology as a scientific discipline. The program will survey the broad spectrum of topics in psychology, such as learning, memory, cognition, development, personality, social processes and psychopathology. Emphasis will be on theory and application of psychology to everyday life.

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Plan of Study (120 credits)

General Educ. Core
Program Courses

General Education Core Courses: 45 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Credits Pre-Req
COM111 English Composition I 3  
COM121 English Composition II 3 COM111
HUM123 Philosophy 3  
COM123 Fundamentals of Communication 3  
COM234 Oral Communication 3 COM123
HUM111 Government and Democracy 3  
HUM122 Ethics and Values 3  
HPS231 Neurobiology 3  
MAT111 Algebra and Trigonometry 3  
MAT124 Statistics 3  
MAT235 Logic 3  
BUS234 Computer Introduction 3  
SOC111 Sociology 3  
SOC122 Psychology 3  
NAS233 Life Science 3  

Program Courses: 75 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Credits Pre-Req
ELE361 Elective I 3  
ELE472 Elective II 3  
HPS242 Psychological Processes 3 SOC122
HPS243 Psychology of Conduct 3 SOC122
HPS354 Sexuality and Gender 3 HPS243
HPS355 Psychogenesis 3 HPS243
HPS366 Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Theories & Techniques 3  
HPS367 Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents 3 HPS355
HPS478 Psychopathology in Adults and Elderly 3 HPS367
HPS479 Psycho-diagnosis 3 HPS355
HPS481 Interdisciplinary Support: Sense 3  
HPS480 Psychometrics 3 HPS479
INT481 Internship 6  
MAT358 Statistics and Probability 3 MAT124
NAS244 Biologic Environment & Adaptation 3 NAS233
RAD354 Epistemology 3  
SPS241 Psychology of Family, Schools and Organizations 3  
SPS242 Collective Memory, Mythis, Rituals and Feasts 3 HUM111
SPS353 Symbol, Sign and Meaning 3 SPS241
SPS364 Freedom and Knowledge 3 SPS242
SPS365 Psychology of Community, Minorities and Groups 3 SOC111
SPS476 Subjectivity, Materiality and Speech 3 SPS365
SPS477 Intervention Project I 3  
SPS488 Intervention Project II 3 SPS477

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