DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers degrees in psychology and sociology.


Bachelor Of Arts Degree In Psychology

Program Of Study

Bachelor Of Arts Degree In Sociology

Program Of Study





PSYCHOLOGY

The major in Psychology provides courses that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. The student who majors in psychology gains a fundamental understanding of the principles of human thought, emotion and behavior programs. In addition to the program's emphasis on psychological factors and human learning, biological and social determinants of human behavior are also emphasized as well as research methods. This broad based training prepares students to understand, evaluate and influence their own behavior as well as the behavior of others. Because psychology is relevant to numerous fields, job opportunities for psychology majors are diverse and include employment in such areas as business and industry, educational settings, mental health agencies and hospitals, governmental agencies (including the military and law enforcement), etc. Students who plan to become professional psychologists or mental health practitioners will be prepared to continue their education in order to obtain a graduate degree in one of the more than 50 areas of specialization within psychology. The Psychology program is a member of the Council of Undergraduate Programs in Psychology. Departments with undergraduate programs in psychology, in institutions accredited for such purposes by their regional accrediting association, are eligible for membership on the council.


The major in Psychology requires:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 125 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.
  2. Completion of all major courses with grades of "C" or above.
  3. Completion of all required examinations: Psychology test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), or the Major Field Area Test and a departmental exit examination.


SOCIOLOGY

The major in Sociology provides courses that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. The sociology program offers a variety of courses designed to enhance the knowledge of socio-cultural environments, human social behavior and social groups. In contrast to psychology, which focuses on individual behavior, sociology examines human behavior at the group level. Sociologists attempt to explain how and why society changes over time, and how and why societies differ from one another. The program of study in sociology provides students with adequate changes over time, and how and why societies differ from one another. The program of study in sociology provides students with adequate competencies for successful graduate study in sociology, other related behavior sciences, gerontology and religion. The degree provides some employment options at the bachelor's level and by carefully selecting sociology and allied electives, students can enhance their employment possibilities. Sociology majors can also pursue a dual degree with either psychology or social work as the second major.


The major in Sociology requires:

  1. Completion of 125 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.
  2. Completion of all major courses with grades of "C" or above.
  3. Completion of all required examinations: Sociology Test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), or the Major Field Area Test and a departmental examination.



MINORS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

The Department of Behavioral Sciences   also offers minors in psychology and sociology. The department offers minors in psychology and sociology to enhance employment opportunities and/or preparation for graduate school. Each of the minors requires eighteen (18) semester hours of lower and upper level courses. A minor program requires eighteen (18) semester hours in upper level prescribed courses along with elective courses.


MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology

18 hours




MINOR IN SOCIOLOGY

Anthropology

18 hours

Gerontology

18 hours

Sociology


18 hours

Urban Studies

18 hours






BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Area


Credit Hrs

Core Curriculum

(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills

6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills

3

AREA B

Institutional Options

5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics

6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech

10-11

AREA E

Social Sciences

12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

18

1000-2000 level Grade "C" or better


PSYC  1101

General Psychology (3 hrs)


PSYC  2203

Professions of Psychology (3 hrs)


PSYC  2295

Psychology of Adjustment (3 hrs)


PSYC  2270

Psychology of Ethics (3 hrs)


Area F - Choice (Select 6 hours) Grade of "C" or Better


SOCI 2601

Urban Social Problems  (3 hrs)


ECON 2201

Survey of Economics  (3 hrs)


SSCI    2402

Microcomputers in the Social Sciences (3 hrs)


MDLG

Foreign Language (Option) (3 hrs)


PSYC  1001

Study Management  (3 hrs)


PSYC  4400

Applied Health Psychology  (3 hrs)





Above The Core


(5 hours)




Area G - (Required Major Courses 15 Hours) Grade of "C" or better

(15 hours)

PSYC  4300

Behavioral Statistics

3

PSYC  4304

Behavioral Research

3

PSYC  4305

Experimental Psychology

3

PSYC  4465

History and Systems (req.)

3

PSYC  4499

Psychological Seminar

3




Major Electives (3000-4000 level)

(27 hours)




Supportive Courses


(9 hours)

Any advisor-approved courses in the area of sociology, criminal justice, economics,

political science, social work, allied health sciences and education. A grade of "C" or better is required.

General Electives


(9 hours)




Total required for graduation


(125 Hours)








PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY

125 Semester Hours

Freshman Year


Fall

Spring

ENGL 1101

Composition I

3


ENGL 1102

Composition II


3

PSYC 1101

General Psychology

3


MATH 1111

College Algebra or



MATH 1101

Math Modeling

3


COMM 1100

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3


ASU 1201

Foundations of College Success

2


HIST 1002

Intro. to the African Diaspora


2

PEDH (1001 - 1007) (any courses available)

2

Area D Option



3

MUSC 1100

Music Appreciation


3

SOCI 2031

Intro. to Anthropology


3

HEDP 1001

Intro. to Wellness

1


Total


(15 hours)

(16 hours)





Sophomore Year



ENGL 2111

World Literature I

3


PHYS 1111K

Intro. to Biology



or PHYS 1001K

Physical Science

4


SSCI 2402

Microcomputers In the Social Sciences

3


PSYC 2295

Psychology of Adjustment

3


Area D Science



3-4

ECON 2105

Principles of Macro Econ.

3


HIST 1111

Survey of World History I (required)


3

SOCI 2011

Principles of Sociology (Required)


3

POLS 2101

Intro. to Political Science


3

PSYC 2203

The Profession of Psychology


3

Total


(16 hours)

(15-16 hours)





Junior Year




PSYC 2290

Foundations of Learning and Motivation

3


PSYC 2270

Psychology of Ethics

3


SOCI 2601

Urban Social Problems

3


PSYC Elective


3


MDLG

Foreign Language (Option)

3


PSYC 2275

Interviewing Strategies


3

PSYC 4300

Behavioral Statistics


3

PSYC Electives



9

Total


(15 hours)

(15 hours)





Senior Year




PSYC 4304

Behavioral Research

3


PSYC 4305

Experimental Psyc.


3

PSYC 4499

Psychological Seminar

3


PSYC 4470

Practicum in Psychology

3


Psychology Electives

6


PSYC 4465

History and Systems (Req.)


3

PSYC Electives



9

Total


(15 hours)

(15 hours)






BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY


Area


Credit Hrs

Core Curriculum

(60 hours)

AREA A1

Communication Skills

6

AREA A2

Quantitative Skills

3

AREA B

Institutional Options

5

AREA C

Humanities, Fine Arts and Ethics

6

AREA D

Natural Science, Math & Tech

10-11

AREA E

Social Sciences

12

AREA F

Courses Related to Major

18

Grade of "C" or better 1000-2000 level


SOCI   2011

Principles of Sociology (3 hrs)


SOCI   2601

Urban Social Problems (3 hrs)


SOCI   2031

Introduction to Anthropology (3 hrs)


PSYC  2203

The Profession of Psychology (3 hrs)


Area F - Choices (Select 6 hours) Grade of "C" or better (3 hrs)


SSCI    2402

Microcomputers in the Social Sciences (3 hrs)


ECON  2201

Survey of Economics (3 hrs)


POLS   2102

Introduction to Law (3 hrs)


POLS    2101

Introduction to Political Science (3 hrs)


MDLG  Foreign Language (Choice of Language) (3 hrs)





Above The Core


(5 hrs)



Area G - (Required Major Courses 15 hours) Grade of "C" or better

SOCI    4300

Behavioral Statistics

3

SOCI    4304

Behavioral Research

3

SOCI    4451

Social Theory

3

SOCI    4454

Sociology Seminar

3

SOCI    3321

Population Problems

3




Major Electives (3000-4000 Level)

(27 hours)




Supportive Courses


(9 hours)

Any advisor-approved courses in the area of sociology, criminal justice, economics, political science, social work, allied health sciences and education. A grade of "C" or better is required.




General Electives


(9 hours)




Total required for graduation

 

(125 hours)





PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY

125 Semester Hours


Freshman Year


                     Fall

     Spring

ENGL

1101

English Composition I

3


COMM

1101

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3


ASU

1201

Foundations of College Success

2


HIST

1002

Intro. to the African Diaspora

2

BIOL

1111K

Intro to Biological Sciences*

4


HIST

1111

Survey of World History I

3


ENGL

1102

English Composition II

3

MATH

1111

College Algebra or


MATH

1101

Math Modeling

3

CSCI

1101

Intro. to Computers

3

HIST

1112

Survey of World History II

3

PSYC

1101

General Psychology

3

Total



(15 hours)

(17 hours)






Sophomore Year




SOCI

2011

Principles of Sociology (Required)

3


ENGL

2111

World Literature I

3


PSYC

2203

Professions of Psychology

3


SSCI

2402

Microcomputers in the Social Science

3


PEDH


(1001 - 1007) (any course available)

3


SOCI

2601

Urban Social Problems

3

SOCI

2031

Introduction to Anthro.

3

ECON

2201

Survey of Economics

3

POLS

2101

Introduction to Pol. Sci.

3

BIOL

1112K

Intro. to Biological Sciences II/Area D-Science

3-4

Total



(15 hours)

(15-16 hours)






Junior Year



SOCI

4300

Behavioral Stats.

3


SOCI

3317

The Culture of Africa

3


SOCI

3329

Community Mental Health

3


Electives



6


SOCI

4304

Behavioral Research

3

SOCI

3321

Population

3

SOCI

3311

The Family

3

SOCI

3380

The Black Church

3

Electives




3

Total



(15 hours)

(15 hours)






Senior Year




SOCI

4451

Social Theory

3


SOCI

4435

Death and Dying

3


SOCI

3371

Juvenile Delinquency

3


SOCI

4454

Sociology Seminar

3


Electives



3


SOCI

3360

Urban Sociology

3

PSYC

4464

Social Psychology

3

Electives




9

Total



(15 hours)

(15 hours)