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2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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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  

Total Program Hours- 120 Credit Hours


Foundational Core- 34 Credit Hours


Habits of Inquiry- 22 Credits


Discursive Inquiry- 6 Credit Hours


Quantitative Inquiry- 3 Credit Hours


Socio-Historical Inquiry-6 Credit Hours


Major Core- 45 Credit Hours


Divine Design - 41 Credits


To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001  (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002   (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003   (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004   (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students


*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above.  Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours.  State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met. 

 

Alabama


Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours


Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours


* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements 

Area III, Natural Science and Mathematics - 11 Credit Hours


Arkansas


Science


Select one course not taken in Foundational Core

Kentucky


Maryland


Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.

Minnesota


Montana


Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.

Nevada


3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college:  1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.

Ohio


Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation. 

Oklahoma


In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following:  History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.

Select One:


Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core

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