Jun 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Online)

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree provides students with fundamentals in psychological and integration principles. Topics of study include personality, development, abnormal psychology, research methods, and more. Students will learn to incorporate their Christian faith into their work and prepare for paraprofessional fields that require a psychology or behavioral science degree. In addition, they will participate in supervised field experience and conduct and report empirical research in the field. This degree is also ideal for a student considering pursuing a master’s degree in a helping profession such as counseling. This online program is a total of 123 credit hours: 56 credit hours for Foundational Core courses, and 41 credit hours of psychology major core courses, 9 credit hours of psychology electives, and 17 credit hours of general electives.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology covers the main content areas and skills recommended by the American Psychological Association for undergraduate programs. Students who achieve the program objectives will be able to apply their knowledge of human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes to a variety of careers that involve working with people. This program also provides the required competencies for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in psychology, counseling, and related fields.
Program Objectives:
  1. Students will demonstrate competency in scientific reasoning and psychological research methods.
  2. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of psychology’s key concepts and content domains.
  3. Students will describe how they integrate their Christian faith and ethics with their general understanding of psychology.
  4. Students will demonstrate qualities of professionalism and preparedness for a career.
  5. Students will apply multicultural and cross-cultural knowledge and values to personal and professional development.
Additional Requirements:
Potential Career Options:
  • Advertising Agent
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Teacher  

Foundational Core - 56 Hours

Intellectual and Practical Skills - 15 Hours

Engaging Human Culture and the Natural World - 19 Hours

Natural Science Elective with lab

Behavioral Science Elective

Social Science Elective

Humanities Elective (select one):

Literature Elective

Personal and Social Responsibility - 9 Hours

General Electives - 19 Credit Hours

General Electives are any courses that do not satisfy any specific course requirements of your program and which you have not previously taken.  

Total Program Hours - 120 Credit Hours

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to read, review, and fulfill the requirements and total hours of this degree audit for their applicable degree.

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