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2013-2015 Catalog 
    
2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology - Clinical Counseling Concentration, BA


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Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are tasked with the assessment and treatment of mental health issues.

The following requirements must be met in order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. PSYCH 132  and PSYCH 204  must be taken before students can enroll in a 300, 400, or 500 level course. PSYCH 324  and PSYCH 325  may not be taken in the same semester. These courses must be taken in sequence.

The following requirements must be met to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:

Psychology Major


The Psychology curriculum is aligned with the National guidelines established by the American Psychological Association (APA). The guidelines provide 10 suggested goals and learning outcomes for all psychology majors. These goals are as follows: (1) Knowledge Base of Psychology, (2) Research Methods, (3) Critical Thinking Skills, (4) Application of Psychology, (5) Values of Psychology, (6) Information and Technological Literacy, (7) Communication Skills, (8) Sociocultural and International Awareness, (9) Personal Development, and (10) Career Planning and Development.

The Department offers two unique concentrations in the field of Psychology. This will allow students to focus on a specific aspect of psychology, geared toward specific career outcomes. These concentrations will prepare students for graduate study in the following areas:

Clinical and Counseling Psychology: Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are tasked with the assessment and treatment of mental health issues.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: IO Psychologists apply psychological theories and principles to organizations such as businesses, schools, etc. More specifically, IO psychologists are concerned with the world of work.

The following requirements must be met in order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. PSYCH 132  and PSYCH 204  must be taken before students can enroll in a 300, 400, or 500 level course. PSYCH 324  and PSYCH 325  may not be taken in the same semester. These courses must be taken in sequence.

The following requirements must be met to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:

Outline


The following outline of courses details the 121 credit hours required for the Bachelor Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Counseling. Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of the student. Refer to the catalog for curricular specifics and a complete listing of required and elective courses and descriptions. Students must earn “C” or better in all “TEP” courses.

Plan of Study


University Requirements Transformative Education Program Core Competencies


Critical Thinking (6)

Wellness (10)

Civic Engagement (3)

Servant Leadership (3)

Teamwork (3) ^

^ Note: May take this course outside of the major.

  • Student Choice
Innovation & Creativity (3)

  • Student Choice
Artistic Literacy (3) +

+NOTE: Must select a course outside their major.

  • Student Choice
Global Perspective (3)

Major Requirements (39)


Students must earn a “C” or higher in ALL courses in the major.

Psychology Group Classes (6 hrs)

Group I (student must choose one course)

Group II (student must choose one course)

Supporting Course (3)

Capstone (3)

  • PSYCH 471
Psychology Electives (6)

  • Student Choice
  • Student Choice
Free Electives (1) (If applicable)

  • Student Choice

Degree Totals


  Required  
FYE 102   2  
University TEP 79  
TEP Major Hours (29)  
Major Hours 39  
Free Elective 1  

Total Degree Hours: 121


Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Total Credits: 14

Second Semester


Total Credits: 13

Total Degree Hours: 121


Transformation Education Program Acronyms


WC: Written  Communication OC: Oral Communication
FL: Foreign Language & Sign Language AW: Advanced Writing
CT: Critical Thinking ID: Identity
WEL: Wellness SCL: Science with Lab
QL: Math TECH: Computer Technology
CE: Civic Engagement GP: Global Perspective
SL: Servant Leadership TW: Teamwork
IC: Innovation & Creativity AL: Artistic Literacy
CAP: Capstone  

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