Psychological Studies B.L.S.
Donald S. Leitner, Ph.D., Chair
Clare Conry-Murray, Ph.D., Program Director
The Department of Psychology offers a major in Psychological Studies emphasizing the manner in which psychological principles can be applied to our personal and professional lives. This curriculum has practical implications for our personal relationships, family lives, physical and mental health, success as leaders in our community and business, and our own personal growth. It can help us understand and deal with the difficult pressures we experience in contemporary life from violence, drugs, and exploitation.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
Objective 1.1: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in Psychology as a social science.
Objective 1.2: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology as a natural science.
Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
Objective 2.1: Students will be able to understand and apply basic research design and data analysis strategies.
Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
Objective 3.1: Students will understand ethical psychological principles and diversity, appreciate ethical behavior, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of Psychology as a discipline.
Students admitted prior to Summer 2016 entered under the curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Please see the SJU Academic Catalog for your admit year for additional information.
General Education Program Courses
|PSY 100||Introductory Psychology||3|
GEP Integrative Learning Component
|SOC 101||Intro to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 102||Social Problems|
|Any other course in the College of Arts and Sciences (cannot be a PSY course)|
|PSY 200||Personality Psychology||3|
|or PSY 120||Lifespan Development|
|PSY 201||Biological Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSY 210||Research Methods||4|
|PSY 211||Stats for the Social Sciences||4|
|PSY 212||Multicultural Psychology||3|
|or PSY 126||Psychology of Culture|
|Select four PSY electives||12|
PLS students may also pursue a minor in psychology. For minor requirements, please see the undergraduate day Psychology section of the catalog and/or contact Dr. Clare Conry-Murray (email@example.com).