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2014-2015 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


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The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and minors in leadership studies and psychology.

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and the mental, emotional, and physical processes associated with behavior. It is a science, an academic discipline, and a profession. As scientists, psychologists are concerned with the careful and systematic observation of behavior, as well as the collection, analysis, and interpretation of empirical data. As academicians, psychologists deal with theoretical concepts and interpretations, and ethical controversies. As professionals, psychologists are dedicated to improving the quality of life, enhancing personal and organizational effectiveness, and preserving the dignity of their fellow humans.

Students drawn to psychology must be willing to extend the boundaries of their knowledge about human behavior, develop mature and ethical values, learn to distinguish between valuable and trivial information, and acquire the broad perspective necessary to influence and shape the world around them. They gain from their studies a solid knowledge of psychological terms, concepts, theories, methods, and issues. They develop the ability to gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources, inside and outside the classroom, and they learn more about the human condition in the process.

Honors in Psychology

A cadet may earn honors in psychology by maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 in all classes and a GPA of 3.25 in all psychology courses, both upon admittance to the program and at graduation. Consult with the head of the Department of Psychology for specific requirements regarding eligibility and application and administrative procedures.

Programs

Courses

    PSYCHOLOGY

    Department of Psychology
    Department Head: Colonel Gire

    Requirements for a major in psychology are specified in Psychology .

    Note: A grade of C or higher is required in PS 201  for all upper level PS courses starting with the Class of 2014.

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