Nov 29, 2023
Student Learning Outcomes for Psychology major:
Students will be able to:
Scientific and Critical Thinking
- Critically analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas.
- Conduct independent psychological research and apply psychological and methodological concepts to novel research ideas.
- Describe current and historical concepts and theories within the domains of the field: Mind and Body, Self and Society, Clinical and Counseling.
Ethical Reasoning in the Field
- Apply ethical standards to evaluation of psychological science and practice with sensitivity to context, diversity, and human differences.
- Effectively convey an evidence-based analysis of psychological research and theories through oral and written formats.
- Interact effectively with others in academic and applied settings.
- Apply psychological content and skills to career goals and cultivate a sense of purposeful life work.
The Psychology major requires:
Domains of Psychology
Among courses taken in Mind and Body, Self and Society, or Clinical and Counseling, two must be at the 300-level.
First Year Suggested Courses:
PSY 105 is a prerequisite to all psychology courses, except PSY 130 , PSY 211 , and NEU 125 , NEU 312 , NEU 320 and NEU 325 .
Students must achieve an average of a C- or better for PSY 280 and PSY 285 to continue in the major.
For those students pursing the Elizabethtown College Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology 3+2 Pipeline Program, please note the following recommendations:
- For the 3+2 Program, students will be required to take Summer and/or Winter Term courses in order to attain the required 125 credits in 3 years (unless they already have sufficient credits when they begin their B.A. such as through A.P. or dual enrollment courses). The recommended Summer courses could include, for example:
- WCH Core (PSY 130 – Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues)
- NPS Core With Lab (PHY 105 – How Things Work)
- MA Core (MA 251 – Probability and Statistics)
- PSY 475 – Internship in Psychology (2.00 credit minimum)
- 2 Additional Free Electives (4.00 credits each)
- The admission requirements and curriculum are listed under the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program in the Catalog.