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B.S in Psychology

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology allows students to acquire a specialized knowledge base about behaviors while at the same time developing attitudes and motivations, consistent with sciences of psychology. A sample of courses required for the B.S in Psychology is presented below. A total of 128 credit hours are required for successful completion of this programme.

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Credits required for programme completion : 128
Length of programme : 4 years


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    | Elective courses
    | Cognate courses
    | General education courses

  • PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology
    Covers principles of psychology including the study of growth, perception, learning, thinking, motivation, emotion, personality, and mental health.
  • ANTH 200: Cultural Anthropology
    Prerequisite: SOCI119 This course is a comparative study of human behaviour and societal organisation. Cultural perspective studied will be worldwide, exploring living peoples and their culture, with an emphasis on how we can apply this knowledge to situations in the real world taking advantage of the data provided by ethnographies of vastly different societies. Important concepts of culture, scope and different aspects of culture like social, economic, political, educational, religious organisations; language and communication; health beliefs and practices aesthetics; material culture; will be examined.
  • BHSC220: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Social Issues
    Issues to be discussed may include drug abuse, the family, crime/violence and punishment, AIDS, poverty, and health care. Integrates foundational social science with a Christian perspective to help students understand the origins of current societal issues and strategies of addressing those issues.
  • PSYC212/SOCI212: Methods of Social Research 1
    Prerequisite: STAT120 This course has two parts, quantitative approachto research in social science and writing of a good research proposal and questionnaire design. This course will deal in-depth with the different quantitative approaches to research, like survey research design, correlational research design, and experimental research design, etc. The second part of the course will guide students through the practical aspects of research by teaching them how to write a good research proposal and the construction of a questionnaire as a research tool for data collection.
  • PSYC210: Introduction to Health Psychology
    Prerequisite: PSYC101 Study of causes of the rise of health psychology, interrelationships between psychology and healthrelated disciplines, models of disease and health care, interrelationships between stressful life events, social support, and wellness, illness behaviour, psychology of addictive behavioural health.
  • PSYC220: Human Development: Lifespan
    A study of human growth and development, from conception through late adulthood. This course explores growth and development in the following Areas: physical, social, intellectual, psychological and moral. It takes the life-span approach, looking at developmental changes throughout the life of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical bases upon which the study of human beings is founded, and on the impact of both biological inheritance and environment on human growth and development.
  • PSYC269: History and Systems of Psychology
    A study of significant schools, individuals, and theories in the field of psychology, together with their contributions to present knowledge of behaviour.
  • PSYC312/SOCI312: Methods of Social Research II
    Prerequisite: PSYC212 This is a course on research methods, which exposes students to a basic understanding of the research process, the methods available in the social sciences, and the interpretation of research findings. The issues relating to the validity of research, reliability of measures and ethical considerations are covered. The course focuses on qualitative methodologies and raises some interesting and sensitive issues for discussion. Some persons may have personal experience with some of the issues but students are advised to approach this course with an open mind so that they can engage in critical and objective thinking.
  • PSYC450: Social Psychology
    Prerequisites: PSYC101 and SOCI119 or permission of instructor.A study of human behaviour within a group context. Included are attitudes, social roles, collective behaviour, and the dynamic aspects of human interaction. Lab fee may be required.
  • PSYC460: Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour
    A study of deviant human behaviour and theories of causation and remediation.
  • PSYC480: Field Experience
    Prerequisites: IDSC110, BHSC100, PSYC101, PSYC269, PSYC210, PSYC410, PSYC454, PSYC450, PSYC 460 Requires supervised field placement in human services setting, approved in advance by the department chair. A minimum of 30 hours of fieldwork activity is required for each credit. Consult staff before registering. Open only to departmental majors. Repeatable to 8 credits.
  • PSYC411/SOCI411: Methods of Social Research III
    Prerequisite: PSYC312 In this course, students implement the proposal and gain field experience via data collection. The course also addresses questionnaire construction, coding, analyzing, and interpreting of data as well as report writing.

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