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BA in Psychology - Experimental Psychology

Saint Leo University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Experimental specialization program may be of interest to students who are fascinated by human behavior and want to prepare for graduate-level study. Read on to discover more about this BA in Psychology program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Experimental Track

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who enter the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Experimental program at Saint Leo University should demonstrate an interest in the ways people behave, feel, and think. Applicants to Saint Leo University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Experimental track of Saint Leo University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare students for graduate school programs and careers in human services. To do this, the school offers a well-rounded, foundational curricula of general education and core psychology courses. They might learn the ways in which humans learn, the ways in which evolution has influenced behavior, and the ways in which physiology affects psychology. Coursework also emphasizes research and delves into the history of the profession.

Learning Format:

On campus

Program Length:

120 Credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Experimental Specialziation:

Saint Leo University's Psychology major with an Experimental specialization consists of 120 credit hours. This includes 42 general education requirements, 15 psychology core credits, 24 credits in the specialization, and a variety of electives. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Exploration General Education Requirements (42 credits)

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • College Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Economics for Life
    • Immigration: The Changing Face of America
    • Revolution Now! Democracy in Troubled Times
    • Psychological Well Being: How to be Sane in an Insane World
    • The McDonaldization of Society
  • Students Choose One of the Following:
    • Curves Ahead: Women Artists and the Female Form
    • Native American History & Life: More Than Tipis & Tomahawks
    • Once Upon a Time: Readings in Folklore and Culture 3 credit
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Feeding the Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Evaluating the Predictions of Global Warming
    • Is Evolution True? Your Inner Fish
    • Human Ecology
    • Energy and Its Impact on Global Society
    • Science in Science Fiction
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • Living the Theatre: Dramatic Skills for all Disciplines
    • Giants of the Arts
    • Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World
    • Love and Desire in Literature
    • Monsters and the Monstrous in Literature
    • On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative
    • Writing Wild: Exploring the Four Genres
    • Making Sense of the Sound: The Art of Listening Well to Great Music
  • Students Choose One of the Following:
    • Encountering the Real: Faith and Philosophical Enquiry
    • Thinking and Doing Ethics
  • Students Choose Two of the Following:
    • The Emergence of Christianity: Examination of Foundational Christian Texts
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • Many are Called, but Who is Chosen? Christian Understandings of Salvation
    • World Religions: East and West

Psychology Core Curriculum (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods I
  • Foundations of Psychology Seminar
  • Research Methods II
  • Senior Seminar: Current Issues in Psychology

Experimental Specialization Curriculum (24 credits)

  • Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • Psychology Origins: History and Systems
  • Research Methods III
  • Research Practicum
  • Select two of the following:
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Psychology of Learning
    • Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
    • Sensation and Perception
    • Evolutionary Psychology
  • 6 credits of additional 300/400-level psychology courses

General Elective Curriculum (Up to 39 credits)

  • Students make up the rest of the 120 hours with general elective credits

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Experimental specialization may decide to pursue a degree at the master's degree level. A graduate-level degree could open up more career opportunities, or help students gain a deeper understanding of the field. Some degree options to consider include:

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

Career Paths:

Graduates who choose not to continue their education may be able to pursue a variety of career options in the human services field. This psychology degree offers students the chance to understand human behavior, mental health, workforce development, and issues of addiction. Graduates might be able to translate the skills they've learned into a career as a:

  • Mental health counselor
  • Social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Child welfare worker
  • Crisis intervention counselor

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