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BA in Psychology - Social Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed for aspiring counselors or social workers seeking to prepare for entry-level careers. Read on for more information about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology program might have an academic background in counseling, psychology, or sociology and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students of Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology program have the opportunity to study psychological concepts and theories relating to human social development, habits, and issues. Topics that could be explored in concentration courses include mental processes in social interaction, cultural diversity, influences of society on human behavior, and social perspectives of gender differences. In the major curriculum, students could take courses addressing human development, psychological disorders, research methodologies, and basic studies of behavioral and mental processes. Current trends in the field of social psychology are more closely examined in a senior seminar. Other required courses are offered in sociology and criminal justice.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology:

Major Courses

  • PSY 108: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 223: Research I: Statistics for Psychology
  • PSY 224: Research II: Scientific Investigations
  • PSY 444: Senior Seminar in Psychology (Capstone)
  • PSY 406: Contemporary Issues in Addictions
  • BIO 210: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • PSY 257: Social Psychology
  • Students choose three of the following:
    • PSY 211: Lifespan Development
    • PSY 215: Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 216: Psychology of Personality
    • PSY 300: Biopsychology
    • PSY 305: Cognitive Psychology
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • SOC 112: Introduction to Sociology
    • POL 210: American Politics
    • POL 306: The American Legal Tradition
    • SCI 215: Contemporary Health
    • SOC 213: Sociology of Social Problems
    • SOC 317: Sociology of the Family
    • SOC 320: Sociology of Gender
    • SOC 326: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
    • SOC 328: Sociology of Aging
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • PSY 225: Health Psychology
    • PSY 315: Counseling Process and Techniques
    • PSY 335: Assessment and Testing
    • PSY 443: Psychology Internship

Social Psychology Concentration Courses

  • Students choose four of the following:
    • PSY 323: Psychology of Gender
    • PSY 324: Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • PSY 326: Social Cognition and Perception
    • PSY 327: Social Influence
    • PSY 405: Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology

General Education Courses

  • 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
  • 24 credits of Exploration Area courses
  • 9 credits of Integration Area courses

Free Elective Courses

  • 30 credits of elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology program, graduates could enhance their clinical skills and understanding of social development by studying in a graduate degree program. A master's degree could be required for advancement in social work or counseling. Master's degrees include:

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Social Psychology

Career Paths:

Once they have earned the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology, graduates could begin to explore entry-level or perhaps mid-management positions in a variety of professional settings. They might work in clinics, community centers, family crisis centers, schools, government offices, or corporate human resources departments.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Case Aide
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Social Service Counselor

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