B.S./B.A. in Psychology: Curriculum
180 total credits required
The four-year online Bachelor’s in Psychology program explores human behavior through coursework and one-on-one experiences. With a rigorous course plan, the program requires credit hours in 300-level and 400-level coursework. You will complete a methods course with a capstone experience tailored to your local situation. Earn your B.A. with a foreign language requirement, or your B.S. with just 12 more science credits.
You will also be able to choose between two specializations: applied or experimental psychology. With your specialization plus your individual practicum and capstone projects, you will be prepared to enter your desired career field or even graduate programs in psychology.
EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online Bachelor’s in Psychology allow up to 135 credits from previous college coursework to be transferred into EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.
This course covers topics related to being a successful undergraduate psychology major at EOU. Course content will introduce the psychology department, the requirements for the psychology degree, career options for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduate school options, and career options for those who pursue a graduate degree in psychology. American Psychological Associate (APA) expectations for research, professional communications, and ethical behavior will be discussed. This course is required for all Psychology majors. May be taken concurrently with PSY 202.
Principles of experimental design and associated data analysis techniques such as regression, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and non-parametric statistics; experience with statistical packages for computers; introduction to exploratory data analysis. Prerequisite: Student has met math requirement for graduation. This course requires students to apply basic principles of mathematics including algebra. Intermediate Algebra or equivalent recommended. Students who have concerns about their level of mathematics preparation should discuss this with their adviser or their instructor. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course. Students will need to have taken MATH 105, MATH 111, or higher MATH course with a grade of C- or better to take this course.
Choose 1-2 of the following Capstone options:
Advanced study of experimental design, ethical issues in research, and data analysis. Students will review the literature and develop a proposal for a research project on a topic of interest. The research project will be completed in PSY 461. Prerequisite: PSY 222, PSY 223, STAT 327 (grade of B of higher), and completion of the Psychology 300 level core (25 credits). Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
Students will design and conduct a substantial individual research project, write a publication-style manuscript based on their work, give an oral defense of the thesis, and complete a professional presentation of their work. Prerequisites: Completion of PSY 222, PSY 223, PSY 303, STAT 327 with a grade of B or higher, and completion of the Psychology 300 level core (25 credits) are needed, as well as the psychology GPA of 3.33 to take this capstone. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.
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