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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Are you empathetic to others’ needs and issues? Naturally curious? Organized? A career in psychology and counseling may be a good fit for you. At Southeastern University, your psychology courses will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to counsel others in the spirit of Christ. Learn how to design sound experiments to help you discover why people behave they way they do. You will learn various theories to explain normal human behavior, behavior that’s not accepted by society and behavior of people as they grow from infants to the mature stages of adulthood. You’ll also learn how to design sound experiments to help you discover why people do what they do. In addition to your core courses, you will complete internships that will give you practical experience in the field. Whether interested in immediately entering the workforce or enrolling in a graduate program for further training, you will find success in career fields such as psychology, counseling, social work, law, medicine and ministry.

Gain hands-on training and professional connections in the central Florida area through internship experiences.

Program Details

50 hours of major core
55 hours of general education
18 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 123

Sample Core Courses

  • Theories of Personality (PYSC 2133) — This course is an introduction to the study of personality formation. Major personality themes are critically examined. Students are introduced to the application of these theories in counseling and the treatment of mental illness.
  • Abnormal Psychology (HUSV 3003) — A study of the nature, causes and treatment of abnormal behavior, including personality disorders, neuroses, psychoses, stress reaction and other dysfunctions. Elements contributing to mental health and well-integrated personality are also considered.
  • Social Psychology (PYSC 3733) — This course is a survey of theories of interpersonal behavior and group dynamics, emphasizing the influence of groups and group membership on individual behavior. Topics include aggression, attitudes, attribution, conformity, altruism, communication, propaganda, morale and other aspects of interpersonal relationships.
  • Experimental Psychology I (PSYC 4423) — This course is a study of the methods and problems in psychological experimentation. Emphasis is on developing general research skills that can be applied within any area of psychology. These skills include knowledge of experimental design and implementation, statistics, report writing and ethical standards of research. Further emphases include developing the capacity for evaluating “scientific evidence” that is presented and communicated in journals, magazines, newspapers, news programs and other media outlets.

Theories of Personality

Child and Adolescent Development

Adult Development and Aging

History and Systems Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Field Experience in Psychology

Introduction to Counseling

Professional/Ethical/Legal Issues

Social Psychology

Physiological Psychology

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Research Methods

Experimental Psychology I

Career counselor

School psychologist

Counselor

Sports psychologist