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Psychology

This degree requires a minor.

Programs within the Department of Psychology prepare students to apply psychological theory and practice in a broad range of settings with diverse populations and to pursue graduate education. Students have the option of selecting a concentration in pre-counseling or research. The pre-counseling concentration prepares students for entry level positions or graduate training in mental health and human service fields through the learning of basic counseling theories and techniques and application of these techniques in an experiential practicum. The research concentration prepares students for graduate training or entry level positions in psychological science through the practice of research methodology in conducting an original research project. Students may opt to complete both concentrations.

Note: A Biliterate (English/Spanish) degree option is available to Psychology majors. Contact the Biliterate Programs Office for more information.

Psychology - Concentration: General - BA

Total number of hours required in this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisite courses from other disciplines):

40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in this major:

19 semester hours

Specific courses required in major:

PSYC 1305, PSYC 2331, PSYC 2351, PSYC 2355, PSYC 2373, PSYC 3381, PSYC 4483, PSYC 3341, 15 (9 advanced) additional hours

in PSYC

Suggested sequence of courses for BA in Psychology – concentration: General

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPCH course

3 hrs

 

PHIL course

3 hrs

CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

Social science course

3 hrs

Social science course

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Foreign Language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

 

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Fine Arts

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

12 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

general education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

CISS 1310

Fundament Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - Concentration: Pre-Counseling - BA

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisite courses from other disciplines):

40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

19 semester hours

Specific courses required in this major:

PSYC 1305, PSYC 2331, PSYC 2351, PSYC 2355, PSYC 2373, PSYC 3381, PSYC 3335, PSYC 4483, PSYC 3336, PSYC 4391,

PSYC 3341, 6 additional hours in PSYC

Suggested sequence of courses for BA in Psychology – Concentration: Pre-Counseling

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPCH course

3 hrs

 

PHIL course

3 hrs

CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

Social Science course

3 hrs

Social Science course

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

Minor course

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

 

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

Fall Spring

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4483

3 hrs

PSYC 3335

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3336

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Fine Arts

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 4391

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective

3 hrs

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

 

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

12 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

CISS 1310

Fundament Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

PSYC 1305 precedes all psychology courses and prerequisite(s) for each concentration guides course sequencing

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - Concentration: Research - BA

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

16 semester hours

Specific hours require in this major:

PSYC 1305, PSYC 2331, PSYC 2351, PSYC 2355, PSYC 2373, PSYC 3381, PSYC 4381, PSYC 3341, PSYC 4483, PSYC 5380, 9 additional

hours in PSYC

Suggested sequence of Courses for BA in Psychology – Concentration: Research

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPCH course

3 hrs

 

PHIL course

3 hrs

CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

Social Science course

3 hrs

Social Science course

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

Natural Science w/lab

4 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

 

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4381

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

FIne Arts course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Gen Ed 8

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

 

PSYC 5380

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective course

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

12 hrs

The following components are required for all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

CISS 1310

Fundamental Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - Concentration: Pre-counseling and Research - BA

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

40 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

25 semester hours

Required hours in this major:

PSYC 1305, PSYC 2331, PSYC 2351, PSYC 2355, PSYC 2372, PSYC 3381, PSYC, 3335, PSYC 3341, PSYC 4381, PSYC 3336, PSYC 4483,

PSYC 4391, PSYC 5380

Suggested Sequence of Courses for BA in Psychology – Concentration: Pre-counseling and Research

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

SPCH course

3 hrs

 

PHIL course

3 hrs

CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

Social Science course

3 hrs

Social Science course

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

Natural science w/o lab

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2372

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

 

Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4381

3 hrs

PSYC 3335

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3336

3 hrs

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

 

PSYC 5380

3 hrs

PSYC 4391

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Fine Arts course

3 hrs

 

Gen Ed course

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Electivce

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

12 hrs

The following components are required for all degrees:

general education, major, minor (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

CISS 1310

Fundament Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

PSYC 1305 precedes all psychology courses and prerequisite(s) for each concentration guides course sequencing

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - Minor

Total number of hours required in minor:

18 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

6 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology

Prerequisites to the PSYC courses available for the minor:

See course description for Prerequisites

Note: Communication Disorders majors have specific course requirements for a minor in psychology

Former Communication Disorders Majors who have completed 18 hours of CDIS courses with a grade of C or better will be allowed to apply those courses to fulfill the minor requirements for the Psychology major.

Approved minor for Psychology Majors only:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Psychology majors who enroll at OLLU after completing the Drug/Alcohol Abuse Counseling Certification coursework at an accredited college may apply this coursework to fulfill the Minor requirement for Psychology majors if a practicum is taken at OLLU. Please contact the OLLU Psychology Department Chairperson for more information.

Violence Prevention and Intervention - Certificate

For Psychology/Human Science/Sociology majors:

15 semester hours consisting of

One of the following:

PSYC 3334

Counseling in Spanish

PSYC 3335

Counseling I: Theories and Skills

PSYC 3336

Counseling II: Group Leadership

One of the following:

PSYC 4391

Practicum: Psychology

SOCI 5389

Practicum

CRIJ 5389

Practicum

Two of the following:

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 4330

Violence in Communities and Families

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5330

Violence Prevention and Intervention

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5315

Child Welfare

PSYC/SOCI/SOWK 5316

Services to Children Exposed to Violence