Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Curriculum

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Core Courses 34 hours

  • PSY 200: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 250 or 250W: Literacy in Psychology
  • PSY 258: Beyond the Undergraduate Degree
  • PSY 309W: Statistics-Research Methods I
  • PSY 310: Statistics-Research Methods II
  • PSY 499: Senior Exit Course in Psychology

And 1 from each of the following areas:                                                  

Biological Bases of Behavior

  • PSY 311: Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 315: Sensation and Perception

Students in the substance abuse or brain and cognitive science concentrations must select PSY 311.

Cognition/Learning

  • PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 333: Comparative Psychology

Developmental

  • PSY 312: Infant and Child Development
  • PSY 314: Adolescent and Adult Development

Students in the child and family psychology must select PSY 312; students in the psychology of the workplace concentration must select PSY 314.

Social/Personality

  • PSY 300: Social Psychology
  • PSY 305: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 308: Abnormal Psychology

Students in the substance abuse, autism spectrum, psychiatric rehabilitation, forensic, or workplace concentrations must select PSY 308 in this area.

Skills

  • PSY 319: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 405: Psychological Interviewing and Reporting
  • PSY 406: Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • PSY 490: Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 590: Tests and Measurements       

Students in the substance abuse concentration must select PSY 490; students in the child and family concentration must select PSY 406; students in the workplace concentration must select PSY 405

Students must choose one of the following concentrations:

General Psychology  9 hours

  •  Psychology electives

At least 3 hours must be numbered 400 or above. (PSY 280, PSY 402 and PSY 403 may not be used as psychology electives)

Substance Abuse 12 hours

  • PSY 305: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 405: Psychological Interviewing and Reporting
  • PSY 406: Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • PSY 429: Psychological Perspectives on Substance Abuse

Autism Spectrum Disorders 12 hours

  • PSY 312: Infant and Child Development
  • PSY 406: Introduction to Behavior Therapy
  • PSY 408: Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 477: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Forensic Psychology 12 hours

  • PSY 300: Social Psychology
  • PSY 305: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 314: Adolescent and Adult Development
  • PSY 466: Forensic Psychology

Child and Family Psychology 12 hours

  • PSY 314: Adolescent and Adult Development
  • PSY 405: Psychological Interviewing and Reporting
  • PSY 408: Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 377: Psychology of Adoption

Workplace Psychology 12 hours

  • PSY 300: Social Psychology
  • PSY 305: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 319: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 590: Tests and Measurements

Psychiatric Rehabilitation  15 hours

  • PSY 337: Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • PSY 349: Applied Learning in Psychology
  • PSY 405: Introduction to Interviewing/Therapy
  • PSY 429: Psychological Perspectives on Substance Abuse
  • PSY 437: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Competencies

Brain and Cognitive Sciences  15-16 hours

  • PSY 315: Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 317: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 333: Comparative Psychology

Free Electives 28-35 hours

EKU General Education Requirements 40 hours
(See catalog for details.)

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 120 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the university undergraduate catalog.