College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Department of Psychological Science
Location: Clement Bldg., Room 205
Description of Major
Psychological Science is the science of behavior and mental processes. The objective of the program is to provide the student with a firm foundation in basic psychology. This includes knowledge of basic content areas, as well as the skills fundamental to all areas of psychology. The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling 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 psychological science 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.
Psychological Science 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. Psychological Science 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.