Psychology, B.A. - Mental Health

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/psychology/programs 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (41 Credits)

Acceptance to the major required.
‘C’ or better required in all  PSY courses, except PSY 100.

Group 1M: Introduction to Psychology

  • PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*

Group 2M: 9 credits total (Prerequisites: completion of Group 1M)

And any 200-level or 300-level PSY course (specific course prerequisites apply) except for PSY 259, 300, 303, 311, 313, 320, 321, 383, 393

Group 3M: One of the following: (Prerequisites: at least 3 credits from Group 2M; specific course prerequisites apply)

  • PSY 320 — Abnormal Child Psychology
  • PSY 321 — Abnormal Psychology

Group 4M: Required course: (Prerequisites: Completion of LEP Quantitative Reasoning)

  • PSY 259 — Statistics in Psychology

Group 5M: Required course: (Prerequisites: departmental permission and completed major acceptance form)

  • PSY 300 —The Psychology Major: Curriculum and Careers (Graded as Pass/Fail)

Group 6M: One of the following (Prerequisites: completion of Group 4M, with a grade of C or higher, and Group 5M)

Group 7M: Required course (Prerequisites: completion of Group 4M, with a grade of C or higher, and Group 5M)

  • PSY 393 — Experimental Methods

Group 8M: One course (Prerequisites: completion of Group 4M, with a grade of C or higher, Group 5M, and at least 3 credits from Groups 3M and/or 6M. Some courses have additional requirements)

  • Any 400-level psychology course except for PSY 463, 467, 471, 472, 473, and 499.

Group 9M: One of the following (Prerequisites: completion of Group 4M, with a grade of C or higher, Group 5M, and at least 3 credits from Groups 3M and/or 6M. Some courses have additional requirements)

  • PSY 465 — Seminar in Psychological Counseling and Therapy
  • PSY 474 — Seminar in Behavior Theory and Practice

Group 10M: One of the following (Prerequisites: completion of Group 4M, with a grade of C or higher, Group 5M, and at least 3 credits from Groups 3M and/or 6M. Some courses have additional requirements)

  • PSY 431 —Tests and Measurements
  • PSY 461 — Data Gathering Techniques: Assessment

Group 11M: Both must be taken concurrently (Prerequisite: Completion of Group 9M, with a grade of 'C' or higher, and departmental permission.) :

  • PSY 471 — Seminar in Psychological Services
  • PSY 472 — Field Practicum in Psychological Services I