The Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides an understanding of human behavior within a socio-cultural context. Students explore the variables affecting human behavior within both individual and group settings. The major positions students for either post-college employment or advanced education. The emergency management concentration prepares students to address the psychological factors, prescriptive and descriptive models of decision making, cognitive biases, heuristics, risk perception, social influences, and past experiences that together help explain why people tend to be under prepared for potential natural and human-made disasters.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Differentiate and critically analyze biological, developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural theories that provide an understanding of behavior and communicate this knowledge effectively.
2. Use computer technology, as well as quantitative and scientific reasoning, to function as informed consumers of psychological research.
3. Apply ethical principles that guide and inform the conduct of research and clinical practice.
4. Assess the prescriptive and descriptive models of decision making, preparation for or mitigation of several natural and human-made disasters, and accepted best practices for preparing communities and individuals for hazards.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.), IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.) and all major requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the integrative Capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.
|Major in Psychology|
|PSY 501||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|PSY 508||Child Development||4|
|or PSY 509||Human Development|
|PSY 502||Social Psychology||4|
|or SOSC 602||Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives|
|PSY 602||Theories of Personality||4|
|or PSY 617||Abnormal Psychology|
|IDIS 501||Research Methods||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Internship in Behavioral Science|
|Theories of Personality|
|Principles of Assessment|
|Psychology of Adulthood|
|Psychology of Occupational Stress|
|Child Abuse and Neglect|
|Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives|
|PSY 601||The Human Brain (formerly SCI 600)||4|
|PSY 609||Cognition and Learning||4|
|Concentration in Emergency Management|
|BEHS 505||Homeland Security and Emergency Management||4|
|BEHS 615||Terrorism: Domestic and International||4|
|BEHS 617||Disaster Management||4|
|BEHS 650||Integrative Capstone: Project and Research in Behavioral and Social Science||4|
|or BEHS 651||Integrative Capstone: Internship in Behavioral and Social Science|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the students general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.