Program of Study

2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Online)

The psychology major provides an exciting and complex exploration of the science of behavior and mental processes. The scientific study of psychology covers many topics including individual development, cognition and memory, personality, abnormal behavior, and group, social, and cultural processes as well as techniques for working with people. Students benefit from an understanding of the methodology of psychology via laboratory and other courses and also from experiential learning in internships. These internships provide students with knowledge and skills about how psychology is applied in therapeutic and research settings. Students in Lesley’s psychology major will be prepared for graduate study in psychology or for a career in the many diverse applied areas of the field.

Requirements

Required Core (30 Credits):

CPSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3

CPSYC 1401Lifespan Development

3

CPSYC 2403Theories of Personality

3

CPSYC 3405Abnormal Psychology

3

CPSYC 3441Elements of Statistics in Psychology

3

CSOCS 3444Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

CPSYC 3902Psychology Internship and Seminar, Part 1: Online Program

3

CPSYC 3903Psychology Internship and Seminar, Part 2: Online Program

3

CPSYC 4910Online Psychology Capstone

3

CPSYC 3902, CPSYC 3903, and CPSYC 4910: A minimum grade of C must be earned to meet the requirements of the psychology major.

Lab Course (choose ONE for 3 Credits):

CPSYC 2431Social Psychology

3

CPSYC 2433Cognitive Psychology

3

CPSYC 2435Psychology of Learning and Behavior Change

3

Choose TWO additional psychology courses (6 Credits)

Students may choose from lab courses listed above or select an online psychology elective. Sample courses include:

CPSYC 2401Child Psychology

3

CPSYC 2402Child Homelessness

3

CPSYC 3240Psychology, Power, and Politics

3

CPSYC 3411Adult Development

3

CPSYC 3413Psychology of Women

3

CPSYC 3439Organizational Psychology

3