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Psychology, BS

Psychology involves the scientific investigation into the mental and physiological processes, as well as the social and situational factors, underlying the behaviors of human and non-human animals. Insights from these investigations contribute to new knowledge and understanding, and may be used to solve important problems.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) curriculum offers students an array of courses in psychological theory supported by coursework in research methodology, statistics, and writing.  Students will also select among a variety of elective courses including those related to counseling and psychotherapy, forensic psychology, neuroscience, as well as applied areas in human performance and effectiveness.  Relative to the BA degree, the BS degree requires additional coursework in research methodology and computing.

In addition, the BS offers three concentrations showcasing our faculty’s unique areas of expertise in: (1) Behavioral Neuroscience, (2) Industrial Organizational Psychology, and (3) Cognition and Perception.  Students considering graduate school or careers in one of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.  Similar to the BA degree, the BS also offers flexibility for students to supplement their education with additional courses outside of psychology.  This enables students to customize their degree to meet their individual goals.  Graduates prepared with knowledge of human behavior who are adaptable and willing to learn, socially skilled and focused on problem solving, will have the greatest flexibility in pursuing the jobs and careers of their choice given the demands of employers in the 21st century.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

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Courses

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Conditioning and Learning 
  • Perception 
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Lifespan Development Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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