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  • Psychology

    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

    In today’s hyper-connected world, an education in psychology is more relevant than ever. No matter what career you intend to pursue, a strong understanding of human behavior will help you get ahead.

    A bachelor's degree in psychology from Dean College provides an ideal foundation for a wide range of careers. The program can kick start your career in developmental, clinical, educational, or social psychology.

    In small classes, you’ll work closely with faculty members who get to know you as an individual. In addition to a broad foundation in the liberal arts, you’ll study topics like human development, child psychology, and abnormal psychology.

    And when you graduate, you’ll have a great foundation for any career, including counseling psychology, research, human relations, teaching, sales, management, law, social work, or religion.

    Course Sequence

    Psychology

    MAJOR (51 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    PSY 201
    Abnormal Psychology
    3
    PSY 202
    Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective
    3
    PSY 250
    Social Psychology
    3
    PSY 234
    Learning and Memory
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    PSY 341
    Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    3
    PSY 332
    Personality
    3
    PSY 320
    Counseling Psychology
    3
    PSY
    300-400 Level Psychology Elective
    3
    PSY
    300-400 Level Psychology Elective
    3
    LAS 415
    Critical Theory
    3
    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    PSY 450
    Senior Seminar in Psychology
    3
    PSY 495
    Senior Capstone in Psychology
    3
    CORE (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 320
    Advanced Essay Writing
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (27 credits) Credits
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    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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