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The B.S. Psychology and Social Action curriculum teaches students about psychology, the science of human behavior, how individuals affect others, factors leading to social problems, and techniques for bringing about positive individual and social change.

The course schedule is organized to maximize student learning and enable all students to graduate on time. Registration in classes is always guaranteed. There are no waiting lists, and students are never frozen out of a class. Students know their course schedule a year in advance so they can plan their work and family responsibilities around their class schedule.

Cohort Model and Small Class Size

The B.S. Psychology and Social Action program is taught using a cohort model, in which 20 to 30 students complete all courses together. Faculty are more accessible, and students benefit from the ongoing support of classmates in study groups and social interactions. Often, after two years of sharing experiences and debating ideas, students develop life-long friendships and professional relationships.

Courses

Understanding human behavior and social issues requires a grasp of psychology along with an understanding of individual behaviors in a social, cultural, ethnic, political, and economic contexts. Students explore these perspectives in their B.S. Psychology and Social Action classes.

Psychology and Research Methods Courses:

  • Psychological Writing and Communication Skills
  • Biological Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning and Memory
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Lifespan Development
  • Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Research Design and Methods

Social Action Courses:

  • Sociology: Social Problems
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Philosophy of Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Sociology: Globalization
  • Ethics Identity and Social Stratification
  • Fundamentals of Social Action
  • International Political Economy

Internship

In their senior year, all students in the B.S. Psychology and Social Action program complete a nine-month internship at a community agency or nonprofit organization. Students already employed in these types of settings may be able to do their internship at their place of employment. The internship provides valuable professional experiences that help students enter a professional field or gain admission to a graduate program. Click here to obtain more information about the senior internship.

Senior Capstone Seminar

Another major component of the senior year in the Psychology and Social Action program is the Senior Capstone course. Taught by faculty who are experts in their field, the Senior Capstone course provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in their courses to current psychological and social issues.

The theme of the Senior Capstone course changes every year, to reflect current trends or research. Past topics have been: the Psychology of Good and Evil, Veteran Mental Health and Social Issues, Critical Issues in Adolescence, Substance Abuse, Community Mental Health, the psychological impact of climate change and psychology and technology.

Psychology and Social Action Day Program Sample Schedule



Fall Year 1    
Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences Monday and Wednesday 1 pm - 2:40 pm
Sociology: Social Problems Monday and Wednesday 10 am - 11:40 am
Psychological Writing Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 11:40 am
Social Psychology Tuesday and Thursday 12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
     
Winter Year 1    
Biological Psychology Tuesday and Thursday 1:15 pm - 2:55 pm
Psychology of Learning and Memory Tuesday and Thursday 10:40 am - 12:20 pm
Theories of Personality Monday and Wednesday 10:20 am - 12 pm
Research Design and Methods Monday and Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
     
Spring Year 1    
Cultural Anthropology Monday and Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Philosophy of Science Monday and Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:40 am 
Psychology of Lifespan Development Tuesday and Thursday 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm
Fundamentals of Social Action Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 am - 12:10 pm
     
Fall Year 2    
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 11:10 am
Senior Internship Friday  
Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm - 3:40 pm
International Political Economy Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 am - 1:10 pm
     
Winter Year 2    
Philosophy of Ethics Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 10:40 am
Psychology of Gender Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Cross Cultural Psychology Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am - 12:40 pm
Senior Internship Friday  
     
Spring Year 2    
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 11:10 am
Senior Internship Friday  
Senior Seminar Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 am - 1:10 pm
Sociology: Globalization Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Psychology and Social Action Hybrid Program Sample Schedule



Fall Year 1    
Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences Online Online
Sociology: Social Problems Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Psychological Writing Online Online
     
Winter Year 1    
Social Psychology Online Online
Theories of Personality Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Research Design and Methods Online Online
     
Spring Year 1    
Cross Cultural Psychology Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Psychology of Learning and Memory Online Online
Psychology of Lifespan Development Online Online
     
Summer Year 1    
Cultural Anthropology Online Online
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Online Online
Fundamentals of Social Action Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
     
Fall Year 2    
Philosophy of Science Online Online
Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Psychology of Gender Online Online
     
Winter Year 2    
International Political Economy Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Internship Online Online
Biological Psychology Online Online
     
Spring Year 2    
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Internship Online Online
Sociology: Globalization Online Online
     
Summer Year 2    
Senior Internship Online Online
Senior Seminar Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Philosophy of Ethics Online Online

Psychology and Social Action Online Program Sample Schedule



Fall Year 1    
Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences Online Online
Sociology: Social Problems Online Online
Psychological Writing Online Online
     
Winter Year 1    
Social Psychology Online Online
Theories of Personality Online Online
Research Design and Methods Online Online
     
Spring Year 1    
Cross Cultural Psychology Online Online
Psychology of Learning and Memory Online Online
Psychology of Lifespan Development Online Online
     
Summer Year 1    
Cultural Anthropology Online Online
Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Online Online
Fundamentals of Social Action Online Online
     
Fall Year 2    
Philosophy of Science Online Online
Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification Online Online
Psychology of Gender Online Online
     
Winter Year 2    
International Political Economy Online Online
Senior Internship Online Online
Biological Psychology Online Online
     
Spring Year 2    
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy Online Online
Senior Internship Online Online
Sociology: Globalization Online Online
     
Summer Year 2    
Senior Internship Online Online
Senior Seminar Online Online
Philosophy of Ethics Online Online

 

 
 
 
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