Learn to comprehend why people behave in a certain way, how they respond to the world around them, and which key factors might affect this. The major in psychology provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for entrance into graduate and professional schools in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, public administration, geriatrics, and other advanced fields of study. The curriculum provides you with the ability to critically analyze research and conduct your own preliminary research in a broad range of psychological areas of study.
Learn to comprehend why people behave in a certain way, how they respond to the world around them, and which key factors might affect this. A B.A. in psychology prepares students for graduate school to train as psychologists or to work in a setting that requires knowledge of human cognition and behavior.
General Education Requirements
Students must complete HTC’s General Education Requirements as listed in the catalog.
The following 26 semester hours constitute the core curriculum for students seeking an additional major in Psychology. Courses followed by an asterisk must be completed in residence.
|PSYH 101 - General Psychology||3|
|PSYH 217 - Developmental Psychology *||3|
|PSYH 272 - Statistical Analysis||3|
|PSYH 286 - Psychology and Biology of Auditory and Visual Perception *||3|
|PSYH 301 - Psychology of Personality *||3|
|PSYH 317 - Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYH 372 - Research Methods in Psychology *||4|
|PSYH 422 - Cognitive Neuroscience *||4|
Additional courses (6 semester hours) with the approval of the Department Chair to complete the minimum of 32 semester hours in Psychology.
Select courses for meeting career and academic goals. For example, students planning to pursue graduate studies in Social Work may select PSYC 267 Maturity and Aging and PSYC 224 Family. Students planning to pursue careers in Clinical or School Psychology may select PSYC 305 Cognitive and Language Development, PSYC 318 Assessment of Learning and Behavior and PSYC 315 Exceptional Child. MATH 301 is highly recommended for all students who plan advanced study in Psychology.
Students must pass PHIH 323: Jewish Bioethics in residence and a college-level biology course with a grade of C or better.
PSYH 372 Research Methods in Psychology serves as the capstone course to build on the knowledge and skills attained throughout the curriculum.