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2009 - 2011 Catalog 
2009 - 2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A.

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Shepherd University offers a program in psychology leading to the bachelor of arts degree.

The purpose of the psychology program includes the following:

  1. To encourage the student to pursue a traditionally-oriented liberal arts curriculum as a broad educational foundation.
  2. To expose the student to the nature of scientific explanation and scientific research within psychology as well as to provide a conceptual framework for understanding human behavior.
  3. To provide, for the qualified student, actual experience in career settings involving teaching, research, or service work within psychology, or a combination of these (this is accomplished through the practicum program).
  4. To contribute to the preparation of the student for admission to graduate school and to schools offering advanced professional certification.

In addition to a major in psychology, students must also complete the general studies program, complete a minor field of study, meet the 12-hour foreign language requirement, and include at least 45 hours of courses numbered 300 and above in their program in order to meet graduation requirements for the bachelor of arts degree. ENGL 103  Writing for the Social Sciences is also recommended.

Curriculum for a Major in Psychology

With permission of the Department of Psychology, the six hours of free electives may be careertrack electives. Career-tract electives are courses from outside the student’s major and minor that clearly relate to the student’s career plans.

Total hours required, 38 Hours:

Electives, 15 Hours:

Restricted electives, Group I (choose one course)

Restricted electives, Group II (choose two courses)

Free electives (choose a minimum of two courses)**, 6 Hours:

At least 6 additional credits of PSYC 206 or any 300-400 PSYC, excluding PSYC 323  and 324  Conversational Sign Language I and II**.


*MATH 314  or BADM 224  may be substituted for PSYC 250  .

**PSYC 415 - Psychological Tests and Measurements  is strongly recommended for those students interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counseling psychology.

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