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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 - BA - Concentration: General

This major requires a minor.

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

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302 or

HIST 1356

3 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333,

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

(GE) MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (for first term traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336, or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411 or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) Foreign Language or

Multicultural course

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3-4hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15-16 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

PSYC Advanced hrs

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Minor

4 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

PSYC Advanced hrs

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective hrs

3 hrs

PSYC Advanced hrs

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective hrs

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor 3000+

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

 

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

12 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - BA - Concentration: Pre-Counseling

This major requires a minor

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours required in major area (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 3335,

PSYC 3381, PSYC 3336, PSYC 3341, PSYC 4483, PSYC 4391,

6 additional hours in PSYC

Suggested sequence of courses for BA in Psychology –

Concentration: Pre-Counseling

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302,

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333,

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

(GE) MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

INDS 1131 (For first term

traditional freshmen)

1 hr

 

 

 

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) Foreign Language or

multicultural course

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) Foreign Language or

multicultural course

3-4 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

13 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

Total

15-17 hrs

 

Total

15-17 hrs

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3336

3 hrs

PSYC 3335

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4483

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

PSYC 4391

3 hrs

 

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

PSYC Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

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 - BA - Concentration: Research

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

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302,

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

RLST 1310, RLST 1333

or RLST 1350

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

(GE) MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411,

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

(GE) Foreign language or

multicultural course

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) Foreign language or

multicultural course

3-4 hrs

(GE) PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

3 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

Total

15-17 hrs

 

Total

15-17 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL - YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4381

3 hrs

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

PSYC elective

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Electice

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

PSYC 5380

3 hrs

 

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

PSYC elective (advanced)

3 hrs

 

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

PSYC elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Foreign language requirement, if any:

None

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Psychology - BA - Concentration: Pre-counseling and Research

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

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

41 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

26 semester hours

Required hours in this major:

PSYC 1305, PSYC 2331, PSYC 2351, PSYC 2355, PSYC 2373, PSYC 3335, PSYC 3381,

PSYC 4483, PSYC 3336, PSYC 3341, PSYC 4481, PSYC 4391, PSYC 5380

Suggested Sequence of Courses for BA in Psychology – Concentration:

Pre-counseling and Research

FALL - YEAR ONE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR ONE

 

(GE) ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

(GE) ENGL 1314

3 hrs

(GE) DRAM 2312

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302

or HIST 1356

3 hrs

(GE) CISS 1310

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

(GE) One of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

 

(GE) NOne of the following:

ECON 2301, POLS 1301,

or SOCI 1301

3 hrs

PSYC 1305

3 hrs

 

(GE) MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL - YEAR TWO

 

 

SPRING - YEAR TWO

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

BIOL 1400, BIOL 2300,

CHEM 1401, PHSC 1411

or PHSC 1412

3-4 hrs

PSYC 2331

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ENGL 2332, ENGL 2335,

ENGL 2336 or ENGL 2370

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

(GE) One of the following:

ARTS 1361, DRAM 2301,

DRAM 2310 or MUSI 2331

 

3 hrs

PSYC 2351

3 hrs

 

PSYC 2355

3 hrs

(GE) Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3-4 hrs

 

(GE) Foreign language or

Multicultural course

3-4 hrs

Total

15-17 hrs

 

Total

15-17 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL YEAR THREE

 

 

SPRING - YEAR THREE

 

PSYC 2373

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3336

3 hrs

PSYC 3335

3 hrs

 

PSYC 3341

3 hrs

PSYC 3381

3 hrs

 

PSYC 4481

4 hrs

PSYC 4483

4 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Total

16 hrs

 

Total

16 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

FALL - YEAR FOUR

 

 

SPRING - YEAR FOUR

 

PSYC 4391

3 hrs

 

PSYC 5380

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Minor (advanced)

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Total

15 hrs

 

Total

15 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

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

Required courses

PSYC 3335

Counseling I: Theories and Skills or PSYC 3334 for Biliterate Certification

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