100 Careers in Psychology. 1 hr.
Prepares students to be successful undergraduate Psychology majors and introduces possible careers and educational requirements. Does not count toward hours in major required for graduation. (Graded CR/NC only)
201 General Psychology. 3 hrs.
Principles and methods in the scientific study of behavior.
201H General Psychology —Honors. 3 hrs.
For the superior student. (PR: ACT score of 26 or GPA of 3.2)
204 Psychology of Adjustment. 3 hrs.
Modes of personal and social adjustment; assessment and treatment techniques.
205 Introduction to Paraprofessional Mental Health. 3 hrs.
Course covers paraprofessional mental health career options ; community resource utilization, deinstitutionalization, crisis/interpersonal intervention and special populations. On-site observation experience required. (PR PSY 201 or permission)
210 Ethics for Paraprofessional Mental Health. 3 hrs.
Course covers common ethical principles in mental health disciplines; HIPAA guidelines; laws, regulations and policy; supervision requirements, managing boundaries, cultural competence. (PR: PSY 204 or permission)
223 Elementary Behavioral Statistics. 3 hrs.
Orientation to the philosophy of science; survey of methods in behavior study; elementary statistics. (PR: MTH 121 or higher)
250 Psychology of Popular Culture. 3 hrs.
This course surveys how psychology and psychological issues are presented, researched and applied in multiple modalities of popular culture. (PR: PSY 201.)
280-283 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
300 Paranormal Phenomena. 3 hrs.
Investigation of such putative paranormal events as ESP, clairvoyance, UFO’s , ghosts, astral projection, astrology, and related topics. Emphasis on evaluation of evidence using the scientific method and scientific criteria.
302 Social Psychology. 3 hrs.
Social determinants of individual behavior. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
311 Child Development. 3 hrs.
Psychological characteristics and personal and social problems of developmental periods. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
312 Adult Development. 3 hrs.
Study of the physiological, psychological, and social processes that occur with aging. (PR: PSY 201 or 311; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
323 Experimental Psychology. 3 hrs.
Methodology and research in psychology. (PR: PSY 223)
324 Sensation and Perception. 3 hrs.
Methodology and research in sensory and perceptual processes. (PR: PSY 223)
330 Human Sexual Behavior. 3 hrs.
A psychological approach to the functioning, attitudes, varieties and development of human sexual behavior. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
350 Animal Behavior. 3 hrs.
A comprehensive study of the behavior of non-human animals. (PR: Nine hours of Psychology)
360 Personality. 3 hrs.
Personality structure, dynamics and development. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
380 Introduction to Professional Psychology. 3 hrs.
This course surveys the application of psychology to human problems in clinics, schools, consumer patterns, environmental matters, the legal system, health psychology, clinical neuropsychology and others. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
391 Psychology of Aggression. 3 hrs.
A multifaceted study of aggressive behavior in humans and other animals. (PR: PSY 201, 302)
402 Advanced Social Psychology. 3 hrs
Advanced study of selected topics in social psychology. (PR: PSY 223, PSY 302 or consent of instructor)
403 Applied Social Psychology. 3 hrs.
Examination of the applications of social psychological methods, theories, principles and research findings to the understanding or solution of social problems. (PR: PSY 302)
406 Psychometrics. 3 hrs.
Mental test theory and applications. (PR: PSY 223)
408 Abnormal Psychology. 3 hrs.
An overview of the theories, assessment techniques, and treatment of maladaptive behavior. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
411 Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology. 3 hrs.
This course will provide an advanced study of topics regarding change throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be on understanding the interactions of biological, psychological, and social factors. (PR: PSY 311)
416 Psychology of Learning. 3 hrs.
Critical study of the major theories of learning and the related research. (PR: PSY 201, PSY 223)
417 Intermediate Behavioral Statistics. 3 hrs.
An intermediate level presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics as applied in behavioral research. (PR: PSY 201 and 223)
418 Psychology of Personnel. 3 hrs.
Psychological principles and methods applied to functions in personnel administration. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
420 Introduction to Industrial – Organizational Psychology. 3 hrs.
A systematic study of the application of psychological methods and principles in business and industry. Emphasis is on research methods, motivation, training, leadership, personnel selection,
employee safety, and job satisfaction. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
422 Psychology of Machines. 3 hrs.
Human factors are integral in the design of today’s products. This class focuses on the psychological principles involved in current technologies and psychology’s use to create better products.
424 Environmental Psychology. 3 hrs.
This course will focus on human interactions with the natural and built environment. We will examine human behavior and experiences. Topics will range from natural phenomena to human-constructed environments.
426 Cross Cultural Psychology. 3 hrs.
Emic and etic cultural concepts are considered from an American (subcultural) and international perspective. Cultural influences on healing, health and service are covered. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
427 Computer Applications in Psychology. 3 hrs.
An introduction to computer applications in psychology, emphasizing data collection, management, organization, analysis and reporting. (PR: PSY 201, 223; IT 101 or CT 101)
430 Psychology of Women. 3 hrs.
This course explores theories, findings and social issues regarding the psychology of women and gender, with emphasis on gender role socialization on peoples beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan. (PR: PSY 201)
433 Current Models of Psychotherapy. 3 hrs.
Introduction of theoretical models and related therapeutic strategies which influence the practice of modern psychotherapy. (PR: PSY 201, either PSY 360 or 408; or permission)
440 Physiological Psychology. 3 hrs.
The relationships between physiological functions and biochemical processes and behavior. (PR: PSY 201; 12 college credits at 100 level or higher)
443 Health Psychology. 3 hrs.
Introduction to the contribution of psychology to the promotion and maintainance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness (PR: PSY 201, 323)
456-457 Research in Psychology. 3; 3 hrs.
Laboratory courses to give advanced students experience in conducting
psychological research. Capstone experience. (PR: Permission of instructor)
460 History and Systems of Psychology. 3 hrs.
An examination of the historical and philosophical antecedents of contemporary psychology. Capstone experience (PR: Twelve hours of Psychology)
465 Love, Intimacy and Attachment. 3 hrs.
Examination of how childhood attachments, bonds and relationships affect and influence adult perspectives on love, expectations, intimacy, fidelity and committment. (PR: PSY 311)
470 Practicum in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. 3 hrs.
The course will offer students applied observational/research experience in Personnel/Human Resource Departments under the supervision of professionals within the fields of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resources. Capstone experience. (PR: Either PSY 418 or 420; Major in Psychology; permission of instructor; complete application form).
471 Practicum in Clinical Psychology. 3 hrs.
Students work 6 hours per week in a local clinical setting where they have the opportunity to observe individual and group therapy, psychological testing, staff meetings, etc. Capstone experience. (PR: 12 hours of PSY including 408 and permission of instructor; complete application form)
475 Race, Culture, and Developmental Processes. 3 hrs.
Examine the roles that race, ethnicity, and culture play in the physical, cognitive, intellectual, and social developmental processes of people of color.
480-483 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
485-488 Independent Study. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
A course or seminar on some aspect of Psychology not otherwise treated in regular course offerings (PR: Permission of instructor and department chairperson)
495H-496H Readings for Honors. 2-4 hrs. each.
Open only to students of outstanding ability. See Honors Courses.
499 Psychology Capstone Seminar. 3 hrs.
A capstone course which integrates research methods, critical analysis, and problem solving applied to psychological questions and issues. (PR: PSY 223 and 323; 2.0 GPA in PSY and overall)
The following courses are also available online, though not always every semester:
201, 300, 330, 350, 360, 391, 406, 408, 416, 422, 424 and 440