Psychology

Program Type
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This broad major intends to orient you to psychology as a whole. Students will learn about the science of mind and behavior, individual and group behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. This major relies heavily on exploring various theories while looking at new research and techniques. The program instructs students in psychological principles and methods, provides the knowledge and skills required at the graduate level, and offers the background needed to prepare for careers in possible professions as diverse as medicine, law, business, education, human resources, and others. Several specialties in psychology encourage certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

The Psychology Program goal is for students to become well informed about Psychology. To meet this goal Psychology Majors and Minors will be able to:

  1. Identify basic issues in the study of Psychology
  2. Explain ethical principles
  3. Recognize cultural and social diversity
  4. Apply methods of empirical research
  5. Describe the fields of applied psychology
  6. Trace the development of psychology as a science and as a profession
  7. Compare influential theories and basic perspectives in psychology
  8. Describe the physiological and mental processes in human behavior.

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Degree Requirements

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (15 credit hours)
  4. One Mathematics Course, choosing from MA115 or above, except MA200 (3 credit hours)
  5. One Developmental Course, choose from PS204 or PS320 (3 credit hours)
  6. One Social Course, choose from PS303 or PS307 (3 credit hours)
  7. One Clinical Course, choose from PS306 or PS309 (3 credit hours)
  8. One Biological Course, choose from PS310 or PS314 (3 credit hours) 
  9. One History Course, choose from PS400 or PS407 (3 credit hours)
  10. One Cognitive course, choose from PS305 or PS311 (3 credit hours)
  11. Four additional Psychology elective courses from any PS course (12 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

Note: A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all Psychology coursework is required for the degree.

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