PSYC 475 - Psychology Seminar3 hours This course is an opportunity to read professional and popular books and articles, and discuss them at length with members of the faculty and with fellow students. Enrollment is strictly limited in order for students to have the experience of thoughtfully discussing psychological issues in a small-group setting. This course satisfies the capstone requirement for the psychology major.
PSYC 470 - Advanced Research3 hours This course will require students to conduct research as a collaborative class project. Lectures will include advanced research design, ethics, and data analysis. Students interested in graduate-level work in psychology are encouraged to take this course. This course satisfies the capstone requirement for the psychology major.
PSYC 460 - Advanced Topics in Psychology3 hours This is a course devoted to the in-depth study of a single topic area. The content will be based upon the research interests of the faculty member teaching the class. This course satisfies the capstone requirement for the psychology major.
PSYC 455 - Internship1-8 hours An internship can offer you the chance to apply psychological principles in a real-world setting. Supervised experiences can be arranged at such locations as mental health centers, hospitals, agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. This course satisfies the capstone requirement for the clinical psychology concentration.
PSYC 450 - Independent Study1-4 hours Do you have a specific area of psychology that you would enjoy learning more about under the supervision of a faculty member? Through independent study, a student brings a research idea to a faculty member and designs a research project to be conducted during the semester under the faculty member’s supervision.
PSYC 445 - Program Planning and Evaluation3 hours Do social service programs work? Can they be improved? This course introduces students to the fundamentals of planning and evaluating programs within social service organizations. Topics include the link between program planning and program evaluation, different types of program evaluation, evaluation designs and data collection, evaluation reporting, and using evaluation results to strengthen program operations.
PSYC 440 - History and Systems of Psychology3 hours Where did psychology come from? What are its roots and evolution? Where is it going? This course will cover the historical development of the major psychological theories and systems. Such areas as psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and the cognitive revolution will be covered. This course satisfies the capstone requirement for the psychology major.
PSYC 393 - Learning and Memory3 hours What are the scientific laws that govern how we learn? How do our cognitive (mental) processes affect our behavior? In addition to studying fundamental learning theories, students will explore a variety of cognitive processes including attention and memory.
PSYC 392 - Thinking and Reasoning4 hours What does it mean to be a critical thinker? This course explores basic and applied psychological research investigating how cognitive, developmental, and neurobiological processes influence the quality of our decision-making skills. Students will work together in small groups to complete an empirical project about critical thinking.
PSYC 380 - Evolutionary Psychology3 hours The field of evolutionary psychology attempts to provide clues into the underlying causes of human predispositions based upon the selection pressures existing during our species’ evolutionary history.