Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. The objective of the program is to provide the student with a firm foundation in basic psychological science. This includes knowledge of basic content areas, as well as the skills fundamental to all areas of psychology. The Psychology Department has adopted the APA undergraduate psychology major learning goals and outcomes which cover:
Knowledge base of psychology
Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
A student completing the major in psychology should be able to
Conduct a search of psychological literature;
Read and understand journal articles;
Evaluate hypotheses or theories on the basis of empirical data;
Design and conduct a research study; and
Write a paper following APA style.
Psychology majors may access a tentative two-year schedule, four-year plan, major & core requirements and the Psychology Undergraduate Handbook at www.apsu.edu/psychology/undergrad.aspx. This list represents the courses as the department hopes to offer them and is provided to help students with long-term planning. Psychology majors are required to meet with their advisors during pre-registration to ensure on-course tracking and successful fulfillment of graduation requirements. A departmental exit exam is required the last semester before graduation. August graduates will take the exit exam during May graduation period.
General Education (see TBR Common Core)
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
Major: 41 Credit Hours
(Only 8 hours which count toward another major can be used for the Psychology major.)
Major Requirements (8 required courses): 26 Credit Hours