Psychology: Family Studies (B.S.)
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 family studies concentration introduces students to the issues associated with providing human services to individuals as well as family groups.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Differentiate and critically analyze biological, developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural theories that provide an understanding of behavior and communicate this knowledge effectively.
- Use computer technology, as well as quantitative and scientific reasoning, to function as informed consumers of psychological research.
- Apply ethical principles that guide and inform the conduct of research and clinical practice.
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
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 52|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
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.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|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 and Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major/Concentration, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
|Major in Psychology|
|PSY 501||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|PSY 509||Human Development||4|
|or PSY 508||Child 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||Principles of Psychopathology|
|IDIS 501||Research Methods||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Terrorism: Domestic and International|
|Internship in Behavioral Science|
|Theories of Personality|
|Principles of Assessment|
|Psychology of Adulthood|
|Psychology of Occupational Stress|
|Principles of Psychopathology|
|Child Abuse and Neglect|
|Men and Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives|
|PSY 601||The Human Brain||4|
|PSY 609||Cognition and Learning||4|
|Concentration in Family Studies|
|PSY 508||Child Development||4|
|or PSY 510||Infant and Toddler Development|
|PSY 615||Psychology of Adulthood||4|
|or SOSC 630||Aspects of Aging in a Modern Society|
|SOSC 604||Dynamics of Family Relationships||4|
|or SOSC 605||Stress and the Family|
|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 student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.