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Program Description

The ability to understand human behavior — why people do what they do — is critical for success in today’s workplace, no matter what career path you follow.

In Centenary University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology program, you will study the principle theories behind human thought, behavior and emotions. You will learn how you can gain invaluable insights into how people relate with each other by observing and recording their actions.

Our Psychology major lets you design a program suited for your style of learning and your career interests. The major combines a strong liberal arts foundation, core psychology classes and a career concentration comprised of four courses in either another discipline or a specific area of psychology. Career concentrations include:

  • Generalist
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Unlimited Career Options

A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for graduate study in psychology, but it is also a common path to graduate and professional education in law, medicine, education, business and social work. Many of our Psychology majors head straight to the workforce with highly marketable skills in career fields such as human resources, research, journalism and public and community service.

A Focus on Research

Throughout the curriculum, you will have the opportunity to engage in research — first by reviewing and presenting others’ scholarly work and later by designing and executing your own empirical research studies. In addition to research opportunities on campus, Psychology majors may opt for internships for academic credit with more than 50 regional clinical, health care, criminal justice and social service agencies and organizations.

Courses

Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

  • AFC 1001 | Academic Foundations at Centenary: Critical Thinking As a Psychologist | (4)
  • CAT II | Mathematics | (4)
  • PSY1000 | Intro to Psychology (required for majors) fulfills CAT IV | (4)
  • WRI 1001 | Composition and Rhetoric I | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts & Humanities: Fine Arts, Com. | (4)
  • WRI 1002 | Composition and Rhetoric II | (4)
  • PSY 1022 | Perception, Cognition, & Emotion AFC 1001 | (4)
  • PSY 1024 | Social Psychology | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts & Humanities: English Literature | (4)
  • CHM 1050 | Basic Chemistry | (4)
  • PSY 2000 | Psychological Statistics (pass w/C-) MTH1100 or higher | (4)
  • PSY 1026 | Developmental Psychology I | (4)
  • CAT VI | Democratic Citizenship | (4)
  • CAT VI | Global Citizenship | (4)
  • PSY 1027 | Developmental Psychology II PSY1026 | (4)
  • PSY 2001 | Psychological Research Methods (pass w/C-) PSY2000 | (4)
  • PSY 2002 | Biopsychology PSY1022 | (4)
  • PSY 3023 | Theories of Personality | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts & Humanities: Rel., Phil., World Civ. | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • PSY 3022 | Tests and Measurements PSY2000&2001 | (4)
  • PSY 3024 | Abnormal Psychology PSY3023 | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • PSY 3025 | Behavior Modification | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • PSY 4020 | Senior Research Project PSY2000 & PSY2001 | (4)
  • PSY 3022 | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 128

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 128 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
4. All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
7. * Must earn C or better.

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Financial Aid

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