The Psychology major at Stevenson University helps students develop a detailed, integrated, and science-based understanding of behavior, including mental processes. As a student in this major, you'll learn how to apply this understanding to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
If you are interested in how humans think, feel, and act, our program will help you develop a scientifically based understanding of behavior and mental processes in both humans and animals.
There are four components to the program:
Graduates of our Psychology program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in Psychology. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 108||Human Growth and Development||3 credits|
|PSY 136||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||4 credits|
|PSY 201||Writing for Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 205||Career Development I||1 credit|
|PSY 215||Psychopathology||3 credits|
|PSY 230||Basic Counseling Skills||4 credits|
|PSY 260||Behavioral Approaches to Change||3 credits|
|PSY 262||Social Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 305||Career Development II||1 credit|
|PSY 355||Experimental Design and Analysis I||4 credits|
|PSY 363||Cognitive Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 370||Biological Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 450||Internship||3 credits|
|PSY 455||Experimental Design and Analysis II||3 credits|
|PSY 480||Senior Seminar: Diversity in Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 208||Human Sexuality||3 credits|
|PSY 216||Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents||3 credits|
|PSY 250-254||Topics in Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 326||Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 327||Special Topics in Developmental Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 328||Special Topics in Personality Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 329||Special Topics in Social Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 333||Tests and Measurement||4 credits|
|PSY 340||Advanced Counseling Skills||4 credits|
|PSY 341||Counseling Theories||3 credits|
|PSY 350-354||3 credits|
|PSY 405||Career Development III||1 credit|
|PSY 420||History and Systems of Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 470||Senior Research Thesis||4 credits|
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
The minor in psychology requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a PSY prefix. Students majoring in counseling and human services may count up to three psychology courses required by the major toward a minor in psychology. Courses ineligible for the psychology minor include:
General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
Students also have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. The student must fulfill all SEE requirements, program requirements, and complete two semesters of a foreign language from the point of placement or completion of 202 level.