Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program offers a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary discipline of psychology. Graduates of this program are well prepared to seek employment in personnel, vocational counseling, criminal justice, journalism, or entry-level counseling in the context of a county-funded agency or hospital. They are also prepared to seek admission to graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Articulate major theories, concepts, and historical trends in psychology.
- Explain behavior, cognition, and emotion from multiple schools of thought and multicultural perspectives.
- Identify a problem in psychology, examine available evidence, analyze assumptions, and apply research methods to solve the problem. This includes the ability to interpret numbers and apply basic statistical procedures.
- Write papers in psychology using different literary formats, e.g., narrative, exposition, critical analysis, and APA format.
- Perform information searches relevant to psychology and organize and evaluate the soundness of the information.
- Use current technologies in both research and communication.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 76.5 units of which must be completed at the upper-division level, 45 units which must be completed in residence at National University and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution. Portfolio Students in the undergraduate psychology program will complete a portfolio. Each portfolio is comprised of specific artifacts completed and collected by the candidate via signature assignments throughout their program. The portfolio is submitted at the onset of Senior Project and is used to inform the candidate of their strengths and weaknesses upon entering the capstone course.
- PSY 426 History & Philosophy of Psych
- PSY 427 Biological Psychology
- PSY 428 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 429 Intro to Personality Theory
- PSY 430 Intro to Psychopathology
- PSY 432 Social Psychology
- PSY 433 Cognitive Psychology
- PSY 441 Global Psychology
- HUB 441 Research Design and Analysis
- CHD 440 Drugs, Values and Society
- PSY 480 Senior Project
- PSY 491 Guided Study for Honors Studen
- BIO 420 Animal Behavior
- BIS 301 Intro to Interdisc. Studies
- CJA 400 Gangs in America
- CJA 431 Criminology
- CJA 448 Violence and Society
- HUB 400 Group Structure & Dynamics
- HUB 401 Conflict Resolution
- HUB 410 Psychology for Managers
- HUB 420 Human Communication
- HUB 440 Organizational Development
- HUB 500 Cross-Cultural Dynamics
- PSY 302 Foundation of Sport Psychology
- PSY 340A Counseling Techniques I
- PSY 431 Psychological Testing
- PSY 445 Applied Sport Psychology
- PSY 446 Positive Psychology
- PSY 454 Psychology of Religion
- PSY 455 Psychology of Bereavement
- PSY 457 Forensic Psychology
- PSY 458 Health Psychology
- PSY 469 Human Sexuality
- SOC 344 Marriage, Sex and the Family
- SOC 443 Sociology of Deviance
- SOC 445 Contemporary Social Problems