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Bachelor of Psychology curriculum

The Bachelor of Psychology curriculum makes this one of the most versatile undergraduate degrees out there. With a better understanding of core concepts, principles, and applications of general psychology—as well as specialty courses in Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, the Psychology of Personality, and more—you’ll graduate well equipped to progress to an advanced degree in a number of different fields, or enter the workforce.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

R04 - Human Relations  

This course is an examination of the four major issues in human relations: understanding and managing one's self, dealing effectively with others, fostering career success, and managing one's personal life. These issues are presented within the premise that career and personal success are interrelated.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   S01 - Introduction to Psychology I  

This is an introduction to the study of psychology, including psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior. The course also covers neurons, hormones, and the brain, body rhythms and mental states, sensation and perception, learning and conditioning, and behavior in social and cultural contexts.
Credit Hours: 3

S02 - Introduction to Psychology II  

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Psychology I. This course explores thinking and feeling, the developing person, and health and disorders. Also covers emotion, motivation, theories of personality, development over the life span, and approaches to treatment and therapy.
Credit Hours: 3

S06 - Social Psychology 

This course is an introduction to the behavior of individuals as members of the larger society, with emphasis on beliefs, judgments, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, intimacy, altruism, conflict, peacemaking, and practical applications.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to provide students with strong expertise in the concepts, principles and applications of general psychology. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, specialty courses such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Learning Theories, Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology focus on providing students with the enhanced communication, collaboration, and reasoning skills that result from a deeper knowledge and understanding of the field of Psychology.

Program Objectives

After completing the Psychology program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of psychology, including biology and behavior, psychopharmacology, and relationships between the environment and behavior.
  2. Summarize research and apply trends in social psychology, organizational/industrial psychology, multicultural psychology, and abnormal psychology.
  3. Discuss the major issues in human relations, the science of emotion, and the factors that shape personality.
  4. Outline the phases of psychological research, including the process of hypothesis testing and the limitations of statistical results in psychological studies.
  5. Describe how information flows through the cognitive system and how observational learning and operant conditioning can interact to determine an individual’s behavior.
  6. Illustrate the influence of psychological theories, including how social, economic, and political forces have influenced the development of psychology throughout history.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, and apply fundamental processes, theories, and methods to business communication in the workplace.
  8. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  9. Identify and apply fundamental math concepts for operations and problem solving, and apply basic statistical concepts and tools in order to correctly interpret the results of statistical analyses.
  10. Enter Ashworth College’s Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation.

Thinking ahead to your career

Whether you're earning your Bachelor's Degree in Psychology so you can take your first step or make a step up in the working world, Ashworth College integrates job search tools into your studies to better prepare you to reach your goals. Plus, you can access these helpful tools as soon as you enroll and after you graduate, too. Learn more at our Career Services page.

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