Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Psychology for Online Degree Completion Program

Dr. Raylene Paludneviciene, PSY-ODCP Program Coordinator
Non-Resident Faculty

Summary of Requirements


2022-2023
Online Degree Completion Program General Education 42-44
Pre-Major Courses 3
Major & Related Courses 49
Free Elective Courses 31
Total 120

Required pre-major courses 3 hours

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

Required courses 34 hours

BIO 105Introduction to Human Biology

4

PSY 210Lifespan Development

3-4

PSY 270Psychology and Deaf People

3

PSY 321Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 324Cognition

3

PSY 341Research Design and Analysis I

3

PSY 342Research Design and Analysis II

3

PSY 350Internship Seminar

3

PSY 358Social Psychology

3

PSY 451Internship I

3-6

PSY 486Senior Capstone: Current Issues in Psychology

3

Elective Psychology courses 15 hours

Choose five courses. At least 4 must be Psychology program courses:

PSY 311Development I: Child Psychology

3

PSY 313Development II: The Psychology of Adolescence

3

PSY 315Development III: Adulthood and Aging

3

PSY 316Bullying: From Childhood to Adulthood

3

PSY 317Health Psychology

3

PSY 319The Psychology of Exceptional Children

3

PSY 325Sports Psychology

3

PSY 370Health Disparities in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community

3

PSY 411Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 424Neuropsychology

3

PSY 434Methods of Therapy Emotional Disturbance

3

PSY 441Learning Theories and Applications

3

Or

EDU 323Educational Psychology

3

PSY 447Psychological Tests and Measurements

3

PSY 448Psycholinguistics

3

PSY 452Internship II

3-6

PSY 453Internship III

3-6

PSY 456Gender Psychology

3

PSY 457Psychology of Human Sexuality

3

PSY 460Multicultural Psychology

3

PSY 495Special Topics

1-5

PSY 499Independent Study

1-3

COU 330Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3-4

PHI 290Ethics and Health Care

3

SOC 151Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will use American Sign Language and written English to communicate information in the field of Psychology effectively with diverse audiences, for a variety of purposes, and in a variety of settings.

  2. Students will summarize, synthesize, and critically analyze ideas from multiple sources in order to draw well-supported conclusions and solve problems. Students should be able to use critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and scientific analysis when appropriate to solve problems and critically analyze information that is psychological in nature.

  3. Students will be able to describe the similarities and differences between the development and psychological characteristics of deaf and hard of hearing and hearing individuals, as well as similarities and differences within the heterogeneous groups found within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

  4. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of behavior, thoughts, and feelings of the individual and the individual in group settings (Content/Knowledge Base of Psychology). Students should be able to describe major concepts, theoretical perspectives in selected sub-fields of psychology, representative relevant research findings, and historical and forward-looking trends in the field.

  5. Students will be able to describe and apply basic research methodology in psychology to include research design approaches, data analysis, interpretation of findings, limitations of research outcomes, and the uses and potential misuses of research in the field.

  6. Students will be able to give clear explanations of ethical issues/dilemmas in psychology, analyze how various value and belief systems lead to different perspectives on ethical issues with respect for human diversity, articulate their own opinions on ethical issues, and offer reasons/arguments to support opinions on ethical issues, demonstrate intellectual honesty and integrity, understand the standards of ethical behavior in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology, and assess the consequences of actions pertaining to professional development.

  7. Students will be able to utilize information from psychology courses and other sources of information in applied learning settings at internship placements. Students should develop pre-professional skills including, punctuality, regular attendance, goal setting, thoroughness, utilization of supervisory input and guidance, professional behaviors with clients, students, teachers, other professionals, parents, etc. Additionally, students will learn to connect their classroom studies with hands-on, real-world experience. Students should be able to explore realistic ways in which they can utilize their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Subject:

Psychology