B.A. in Psychology (Mental Health Track)


By taking 42 credits of prescribed psychology courses, students are able to complete the requirements for the psychology major and for the specialization in mental health with only 3 additional credits over the 39 normally required for a general psychology major and within the normal 128 credits required for graduation. The 3 additional credits beyond the 39 that normally are required for a general psychology major come from free elective credits, which are reduced from 24 to 21. If students wish to take further psychology courses outside of the track, they may do so as free electives.
General Education Requirements (52 credits)

College Competencies (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication 
Quantitative Analysis 
Ethical and Moral Analysis 
Scientific Analysis
PSYC3202     Experimental Psychology

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits) 

Language and Culture (6 credits) 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits) 
Art and Humanities (6 credits) 

University Requirements (13 credits)

FRSH1000     Freshman Seminar
CORE1001     Perspectives on the Individual
CORE2002     The American Experience
CORE2003     Cross-cultural Perspectives
CORE3004     Global Issues

Major Requirements (42 credits)

Required Major Courses (24 credits)

PSYC1101     General Psychology I
PSYC1102     General Psychology II
PSYC2204     Child Development
PSYC2234     Social Psychology
PSYC2201     Statistics
PSYC3315     Abnormal Psychology
PSYC3384     Theories of Personality
PSYC4500     Senior Seminar in Psychology 

Mental Health Track Courses (18 credits)

PSYC2126     The Interview
PSYC3393     Child Behavior Disorders
PSYC3381     Field Placement
PSYC3305     Adolescent Growth & Development (or)
PSYC3306     Psychology of Aging
PSYC4376     Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PSYC4391     Techniques of Psychotherapy

Minor/SAC (18 credits)
Free Electives (16 credits)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENGL1101 and ENGL1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES: This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS: All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.