The B.S. degree in Psychology provides students with a broad view of the field of psychology; its methods of study, its interaction with society and the various specialties of modern psychology. The psychology degree has many applications; some may wish to continue their studies in graduate or professional schools of psychology, others may seek to use the psychology degree to enter the fields of law, education, or social work. Still others study psychology to gain an understanding of people for later use in management, labor relations, personnel administrator, teaching, public relations worker, student activities officer, corrections officer, or in some other allied vocation. Many students enter directly into psychology-related positions in such areas as rehabilitation or human services.
Psychology provides a vehicle for personal development and an avenue for pursuing a liberal arts education. The study of psychology will broaden one's knowledge of people and their behavior and teach one how to study behavior in a scientific way.
The Psychology degree addresses the general areas of developmental, personality, social, cognitive, and abnormal psychology. It fosters the development of verbal, quantitative, analytical, and technological skills that are useful for work in psychology and related fields.
A maximum of 66 credits may be transferred in from an accredited two-year school and 90 credits from an accredited four-year school.